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Maloya is a popular music genre on Réunion, originated in slave communities. Banned until the sixties due to its strong association with Creole culture and political engagement, it is now one of the two major folk genres on the island. It is usually described as based on a call and response structure, and uses traditional instruments like roulé, Kayamb, piké and bobre. Very often compared to Séga, though more reflective and slower.

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