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Zun Zun Egui – Praise The Waterfall Part 2

I once spent a few months living on the island of Réunion, in the Indian Ocean (sorry, I’m not trying to sound smug, I’m just trying to link personal experience with the band I’m writing about). The national music there is called Maloya, a lively, syncopated, calypso-esque sound that inspires swathes of middle-aged French holiday-makers to peel off their daily inhibitions and awkwardly shuffle the night away around the hotel pool.

The lead singer and guitarist of Zun Zun Egui, Kushal Gaya, also comes from Réunion, and here lies the other side of this tenuous connection. Because he takes the sun-soaked sounds of his native island, adds myriad and wide-ranging influences and serves as a sumptuous, complex and intoxicating mix of ever-shifting rhythm and melody that would find Jean and Jeanne Parisien in a tangled poolside mass of pastel shirts, beige chinos, espadrilles and shame.

This entry was written by Mary J Bilge and published on December 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm. It’s filed under music and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Zun Zun Egui – Praise The Waterfall Part 2

  1. Thanks for the humourous imagery – music not unlike Congotronics – Konono No. 1 – enjoying the blog

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