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Gramoun Sello
Maloya · Reunion Island
Sunday · 7:30PM · Filaos

From a modest family in Saint Louis, Réunion, without finishing school, Gramoun Sello started working in the cane fields at a very young age. Maloya music was not only part of his culture but also his everyday life. Growing up he naturally put all of his heart and soul into maloya and in 1978 founded the group Roséda, with whom he toured until the year 2000. He has dedicated his life to preserving authentic Creole culture, lifestyle and music that includes a deep respect for ancestors and traditions. Gramoun Sello’s maloya oozes the odour of the raw earth, vetivier grass, geranium flowers, burnt sugar cane and the cari (stew) cooking on the wood fire. A condensed musical experience, a reflection of Réunion life, which he communicates on stage with the same enthusiasm as when he first started his career.

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