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Sega dancing Mauritius
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Sega dancing

Sega is the traditional music and dance of the island. During festivals, it is a custom for Mauritians to dance on the beaches, to the rhythm of various instruments. The segas of the singer Ti Frere are very popular. Hence, hotel managers have Sega groups perform on their beaches for tourists to learn a little bit about Mauritian culture - a must-try! 'Seggae' is a pop version of segga music which blends the rhythms of African dances, Jamaican reggae and Creole traditions. The singer Kaya popularised the style and made many songs in favour of the legalisation of certain drugs; he died in 1999, following his arrest by the police.

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Sega dancing

Sega dancing , Sega dancing, Mauritius , Mauritius
Sega dancing, Mauritius

Sega used to be taught in schools across the country. Today it is more of a tourist attraction, although the music is still at the heart of most Mauritian parties today.

Wilfried Louvet
Sega dancing , The sega, a Mauritian tradition , Mauritius
The sega, a Mauritian tradition

The dancers have very specific costumes. While ladies wear a long open skirt printed with bright hibiscus flowers or the Mauritian flag, men wear tight cropped trousers and shirts.

Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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Sega couples, Mauritius

Sega is danced as a couple. Sega can be a very sensual art. The more sensual the dancing, the more the crowds get rowdy!

Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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The instruments of sega, Mauritius

The band that accompanies the singing and the dancing comprises of a ravane, triangle and maravane.

Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
Sega dancing , The origins of Sega, Mauritius , Mauritius
The origins of Sega, Mauritius

The origins of Sega are still relatively unknown, but it was the dance of the slaves during colonial times. Most slaves came from Africa.

Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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