The Indian Ocean Music Market returns for its tenth edition. A new opportunity to discover the diverse talents from this vast region of the world, and to see artists touring again.
The Indian Ocean Musical Market (IOMMA) is back for its 10th edition from 6 to 9 December, in St Pierre, on the island of La Réunion. This year, this major event for artists from the Indian Ocean and professionals (labels, tour operators, venue and festival programmers, journalists, etc.) will showcase around twenty groups covering all genres (from traditional music to electro, rock, hip-hop and reggae), all from a dozen different countries that the Ocean brings together. South Africans, Mozambicans, Tanzanians, Madagascans, Comorians … from Ahamada Smis’ slam rap to Bokani Dyer’s jazz, TRKZ’ ethereal pop of TRKZ and BLK JKS’ rock, there will be enough to have an idea of this region’s vast musical diversity, happy to be heard by the rest of the world.
It is also an opportunity for everyone to reconnect with Reunion Island, to meet its artists and the bubbling creativity that maloya and sega have bequeathed to them (Gren Semé, Saodaj, Ann O’Aro, Maya Kamaty, to name but a few who have presented their work at IOMMA). This year, the electro duo Pangar, the singers Gwendoline Absalon and Zéko, the UFO Aurus, the unclassifiable duo Romane and Gaël, the Maloyeuses of Simangavole and their counterparts Transkabar will be on the bill, as well as trumpeter Tim Zeni’s jazz, not to forget Tine Poppy’s delicate sega.
During four evenings (showcases) and three days (conferences, meetings), Reunion Island receives the world, and the world immerses itself in the Indian Ocean. PAM – who will of course be there – will tell you all about it.
The program can be found here.