Maya Kamaty

Maya Kamaty belongs into the new generation of musicians rediscovering traditional song form maloya. It is one of the two major music genres of Réunion, usually sung in Réunion Creole, and traditionally accompanied by percussion and a musical bows. This indigenous music style became a defiant symbol of Creole identity.

Thanks to her father and his band Ziskanan, Maya rediscovered the importance of her Creole roots, returned to the island and formed her own band. Her impressive debut album Santié Papang successfully combines maloya rhythms with acoustic instruments and global electronic influences.