Nouvelle Ambiance with Hugo Mendez

Mozambique to Mauritius

120 minsFirst aired 17 Oct 2018
Artwork by Nick Taylor

The Sofrito selector explores the the traditional rhythms of the East Indian Ocean and the modern-day dance grooves they’ve inspired.

Hugo Mendez explores the sounds of the East Indian Ocean and discovers piles of taarab and sega music, played on traditional instruments like the ravann and karamb — they inform the folkloric rhythms of the Mascarene Islands, as well as the more modern dance floor grooves they’ve inspired.

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