The Sega Dance Of Mauritius

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When we talk of culture and traditions in Mauritius, the unique ethnic diversity immediately transpires.

Mauritius does not have one culture, but the blending of several cultures and traditions.

The journey to the exotic land of Mauritius is incomplete without the enthralling and intoxicating feel of the Sega – the famous dance.

It is rhythmic, lively music, colourful Creole lyrics; it is seen and lived as the dance which express freedom and joy.

The Sega is both the national dance and musical form of Mauritius. It was introduced by African slaves during the French colonial period. Sega is an exotic often erotic dance form.

Today, Sega dance can be seen everywhere – on beaches, in shops, in hotels and on each and every occasion for entertainment.

The music and dance of Mauritius is something that mostly attracts the tourists to this beautiful destination. The dance form is really attractive and glamorous.

Sega thrills a lot of travellers with its high spirit dance movements and music. It is a passionate dance which involves a lot of hip movement and bright colourful costumes worn for this dance entice a lot of tourists. The skirts are long, ruffled and cut very wide to allow for the spinning movements while dancing.

The beats are so captivating and enthralling that one cannot stop tapping foot and end up dancing and singing with sega dancers on rhythmic beats. The secret is to be unrestrained and let go of everything while you dance.

Traditional Sega is played with the basic instruments known as the ravanne, the maravanne and the triangle. The beat of the drums, the shuffling of feet, the swaying of hips are part and parcel of the music.

Sega parties are hosted on beaches accompanied by a bonfire. The sega has evolved over the years. Some of the sega songs are slow and have a sad note, others are extremely enthralling.

Let yourself groove to the sega music during your stay in Mauritius. If you are planning for a vacation, then there is no better place then Mauritius for sure as it offers you endless modes of entertainment.

-niticentral.com

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