© Ronan Lechat
Native from La Source, a working-class area
of Saint Denis that saw the births of other
major musicians on the island (Alain Peters,
Tikok Vellaye amongst others), Tiloun was initiated into local folklore when he was a kid
: dancing, playing drums, singing are genetic to him! He really started making music
in a much more serious way after the 1991
social riots in Saint Denis. That was the trigger mechanism which convinced him he
had to express himself and share his ideas
and concerns. He learns from playing with
Firmin Viry the true meaning of Maloya, the
philosophy behind the music, the way of
life it involves.
In parallel, Tiloun keeps on working as a
special needs professional, convinced music’s going to remain a hobby. But others aren’t alright with that matter of fact
: Ziskakan, Firmin Viry and Danyel Waro successively offer to finance his longawaited first album’s recording and urge him to do so. « De pat ater » was released in 2008, almost twenty years after Tiloun’s first song recitals! Fortunately,
he didn’t take as much time for his second full-length, « Kas in poz », released in
2011 and played live in numerous venues since then. Tiloun’s fragile yet striking
voice recounts us his own Reunion’s history, made of cultural mix and respect.
His uncluttered and harmonious Maloya works wonders!
> “Oté mon kafrine” (live) :
> “Zénès” feat.Nikemsi (live) :
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