Ephemeral Xmas 8: Happy New Year!

I’d like to wish you a very happy new year with this 7″ single from Séga singer Jean-Claude Gaspard. Séga comes from Gaspard’s home country of Mauritius, and is a fusion of African and European music and dance.

“Banané” is a pun on the Mauritian Creole pronunciation of ‘bon année’. I’m not sure when this recording is from, but I’d guess the early to mid 70s. It was released on the Mauritius label ‘Doremi’, and the sleeve gives little away. Hope you enjoy its funky bass and all-around exuberance.

Jean-Claude – Banane


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