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Length: 60'
Directors: Eric Michaud
Producer: Les Films Jack Febus
Coproducers: Canal + Réunion / Réunion Première
Language: Live Concert - only French
Format: HD
Country of Production: France
Copyright: 2016
Christine Salem At the TEAT Champ Fleuri, Saint Denis

With her boyish manner, street accent and her high-top sneakers, Christine Salem looks more like a young hip-hop hope from Harlem than a singer of traditional music from La Réunion. She is one of the rare female voices of Maloya, the blues that has been passed down from the slaves. She is also one of the most unexpected, with her deep, androgynous timbre, her bewitching flow and her lyrics brimming with a furious bitterness. “Maloya is not just folklore in a big Haitian dress,” claims the forty-year-old with the insolent gaze, “It’s a music of its own, modern, that carries the message of our claims to identity.” 



Christine Salem

Ary Perrigone

David Abrousse

Seb Martel







Bwar in kou


Mi larg'ra pa lo kor

larg pa lo kor

Mama don't give up