SIMANGAVOLE perform the traditional yet powerful Maloya rhythm, the music of the slaves of Réunion island, a French territory located in the Indian Ocean between Mauritius and Madagascar. Maloya is usually sung in Réunion Creole, traditionally with a purely percussion accompaniment. Maloya can be compared to the American music of the blues, often lyrically reflective speaking of the woes of life, slavery and poverty and is similar in its chant-response structure. Maloya also has links to Sega, the folk music of the Mascarene Islands which comprise Mauritus, Rodrigues, Seychelles and Réunion. Maloya was banned until the sixties because of its strong
Roylin is a young singer in Vanuatu from Tongoa island in the Shepherds Islands group.
I'm a self taught keyboard player and music producer. I studied Cultural Management and Studies. Currently I'm working as the executive director of Music Crossroads Mozambique, as the international music coordinator for the Umoja Cultural Flying Carpet and I lecture Arts management at Instituto Superior de Artes e Cultura - ISArC. I started my career as a musician (keyboardist) and where I have performed with several artists, from Mozambique and I'm a founding member of the band Kapa Dech. I have composed sound tracks for films and dance pieces.
Organisation : Pacific Islands Trade & Invest Position : Creative Arts program manager. Trade Promotion and Marketing Office of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Suva. PT&I Sydney facilitate an annual art exhibition event in Sydney - Maketi Ples
I am playing traditional flute (pan pipe) for Kaumaakonga
Music for deep meditation
Further Arts & Nesar Studio, Port Vila. Singaot Musik Kamp 2013. Photographer, Youth worker, Researcher.
Have been a musician for more than 30 yrs. Entertain in major Hotels and Clubs in Fiji and abroad. Recorded 12 albums that are sold throughout the Pacific. Toured PNG X5, Vanuatu x 3, Solomon Is x 3, Nauru x 4, New Caledonia x 4, Tonga x 3, Tuvalu x 3, Marshal, Australia x 9, NZ X5, USA X 2. Director of Fiji Performing Rights Ass, Member of Australasia Mechanical Copyrights Ass, Chairman of Suva Musicians Ass, Visiting Fellow in Music at the Fiji National University, bestowed Knight of the Order of Fine Arts and Literature due to contribution to