In 2016, Ann O'aro came to present in France her first project which was a real success. She returns this year with always this same identity: the Creole and taboo island. His wild writing is imbued with rugged languages or language tics: a poetic fulmination connected to strong emotions, sexual violence, incest and passionate love, as in Kap Kap, one of his songs written in the Creole of the Meeting, his native island. A raw and scathing fonnkér that describes the embrace of an incestuous father, who embraces the madness and violence of a criminal drive in all its banal savagery. And Ann's song burst forth.
>>> Danyèl Waro
The hero of Maloya offers a lyrical trip to the heart of his island, Reunion. After his first stint in 1993 in Saint-Denis, the collaboration with the festival never stopped. Danyèl Waro is one of those who for 30 years have shared the values of Africolor. He has always remained faithful to the acoustic tradition of maloya, the blues of the island of Reunion and is the recognized hero, even if he does not hesitate to put it up to date by proposing a maloya made of everything what composes him, his struggles, his emotions ... his latest album, "monmon", echoes the commitment and all the spirituality of this outstanding artist. Musician and poet, he makes the Creole sing with an emotion without equal, for him the maloya is first of all the word, in which he constantly looks for cadence, image and rhythm.