Fresh strains are here

BLACK, TRADITIONAL music comes to the city with Granmoun Lele and his family band from Reunion Island. Presented by the Alliance Francaise, Chennai and the Hotel Mercure Mount-Road (Grand Orient), on May 8, at 7-30 p.m. at Gandhi Mandapam, the show will feature the unique fusion music called Maloya. Lele, a labourer at St Benoit, situated on the East Coast of the Reunion Island had picked up the style from his kin and formed a troupe. Today eight of his children and his wife are part of the band.