Music, song, and dance

Chagossian sega music is regulated by a drum beat played on animal skin drums called tambour. Other instruments used in Chagossian music include a metal or glass triang, the one-stringed zez, the resonant bom, the rainmaker maravann, and the interred makalapo. Instrumentalists are accompanied by singers and dancers. This exhibit showcases Chagossian sega music recorded in Mauritius and the UK, featuring images and videos of demonstrations, lessons, and performances of singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments.