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L’Histoire du Blues à La Réunion : Des années soixante-dix à nos jours : Itinéraire d’un genre exogène dans le paysage musical de l’île : sa place, ses acteurs, ses manifestations

Abstract : Séga, maloya, jazz, reggae, rock and fusion from each of them have been noticed or studied in the press, academic research, and general publications. However, what about the blues, clearly missing in all these studies? The history of the blues in La Reunion Island has likely been of little impact, deprived of interest and even unknown for some. Yet, it does exist within the musical scene from La Réunion, and we wish to undertake its writing. As the first local research entirely dedicated to the blues, we have been intending to supplement the knowledge of all musics that have been experienced on the local soil, as well as to contribute to the recognition of its performers, satisfy the fans and any onlookers. From the seventies until the nineties, from ball orchestras to the spread of music bands, the blues is nearly invisible, as it is either on the margins of the existing musical diversity or immersed in the repository of orchestras, and later, of rock bands. The blues is primarily considered as an influence for a few artists. Gradually, some groups focus on its dissemination and take part in the birth of a local inherent blues scene. From the nineties till nowadays, bands have been emerging and keep on living over time, and henceforth demonstrate a long-term existence. Simultaneously, major events are also organised. From the late nineties, cultural actors from the island welcome some world-renowned bluesmen. In 2010, DégadéZo has promoted the creation of the Crocodile Blues Sessions, later taken over by the public institution. Through the ambition of its local performers, the welcoming from popular scenic organisations and the feedback from the general audience, the blues does indeed exist in La Réunion.
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Loris Hervio. L’Histoire du Blues à La Réunion : Des années soixante-dix à nos jours : Itinéraire d’un genre exogène dans le paysage musical de l’île : sa place, ses acteurs, ses manifestations. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2020. ⟨dumas-03196603⟩

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