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Traditional Mauritian Sega

  • UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2014
    URL: www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/01003
    Description: Traditional Mauritian Sega is a performing art emblematic of the Creole community. Each solo singer improvises lyrics in the Creole language, sometimes blended with other languages, while a frame drum, box rattle and triangle keep time and produce the rhythmic beat. Dancers move their hips and hands, using short steps to manoeuvre around each other. Practitioners transmit their skills both formally and informally through participation and imitation. Sega can be danced by all members of the community and contributes to unify various groups around a shared Mauritian heritage.
    Country(ies): Mauritius
    © Nelson Mandela Centre for African Culture Trust Fund, 2013 - National Heritage Fund - University of Mauritius, 2013 - Le Morne Heritage Trust Fund, 2013 - Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation-MBC, 2013
    Duration: 00:09:47 - Support: DVD (0100300002)

    Category : Mauritius Videos


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