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The Roots of Seychellois Music
The music of the Seychelles reveals a cross-section of the nation’s history. It is a blend of African slave music with the dance styles of the European enslavers freely mixed with pop, blues and even country influences. It is a festive, hopeful, optimistic, angry music that has often been frowned upon and suppressed by the more respectable elements of society, but it has always triumphed and continues to reach an ever-wider audience of enthusiastic fans. Since the 1970s, it has been the basis for pop-oriented styles that have spread to the hip dance clubs of Europe, and artists from the Seychelles who were once only known locally have now become figures of international fame.