Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tidbit Tuesday: Sights and Sound from Mauritius
Today I'm gonna share with you a piece of music that hit the Mauritian charts a few years back. Originally a song devised and sung by a Gospel singer, it was adopted as a national hit and stayed a top chart winner for many consecutive weeks.
The song has a very progressive, electro sound to its music, and when it first came out (especially because you first hear English lyrics on it), everyone thought it was 'foreign' song. Nobody believed a Mauritian had come up with the sound and tune - but this became obvious when you later on hear the same English lyrics being now sung in the local language Creole on the track. The singer also came into the spotlight - his name is King and he's active in Gospel circles.
The song is titled Let Me Fly. I've always loved its sound - its one of my favourites. A friend of mine found the link and posted it on Facebook - I thought I'd share it with you all here. :)
Take a listen, and watch the clip too - there are some gorgeous images of Mauritian landscapes along the stills. It also portrays a very 'modern' Mauritius, not just the picture-perfect postcard but also with iconic buildings, waterfronts, and other landscapes which make up the island as we know it today.
From Mauritius with love,