Grèn Sémé succeeds in bringing maloya far beyond Reunion Island’s borders. Their music, deeply rooted in tradition, explores new horizons and new sounds. In this laboratory comes to life a mix of singing and experi-mentation, between blues and joy, rebellion and tenderness, that they call “evolutive maloya”.
Charismatic singer Carlo de Sacco is representative of the new generation of island artists, bred with traditional ternary rhythms of Indian Ocean. Grèn Semé sewed in its cultural soil a blend of experimental maloya, using Fender Rhodes, electric guitar and analogic keyboard sounds, with World music influences and Electro club. The lyrics in Reunion Island creole and French are poetic and committed.