The Sega

THE SEGA BEGAN WITH THE SLAVES WHO CAME FROM AFRICA, MADAGASCAR  AND  EAST ASIA. IN THE DAYS OF SLAVERY, THE LYRICS OF THE SEGAS WERE ABOUT THE PEOPLE’S PLIGHT, THE CRUELTY OF THEIR MASTERS, THEIR LONGING FOR HOME. IT WAS AN  ESSENTIAL WAY TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES AND  FORGET FOR A WHILE AT LEAST, THEIR SORROWS AND BACK BREAKING WORK FROM DAWN TO DUSK. HAPPILY THAT EARLY MUSIC OF REJOICING.

THE FRENCH TOOK POSSESSION OF MAURITIUS IN 1715. THEY RENAMED MAURITIUS ISLE DE FRANCE. THE SEGA IS A VERY EXCITING DANCE AND IT IS ALSO SANG. IT IS A VERY GOOD EXERCISE FOR THE WHOLE BODY. DURING THE SEGA DANCE THE MALE DANCER WILL OPEN HIS ARMS WIDE AS IF TO PREVENT HIS FEMALE PARTNER FROM ESCAPING. IT IS THE WOMAN WHO NORMALLY SELECTS HER PARTNER, IF SHE DOES’NT LIKE THE MAN SHE IS DANCING WITH SHE WOULD SIMPLY MOVE AWAY TO FIND ANOTHER.

THE TERM SEGA IS USED TO DESCRIBE THE DANCE RHYTHM, THE DANCE AS WELL AS THE MUSIC WHETHER PLAYED OR SUNG. THE MOST SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE MOVEMENT IN SEGA IS AS  A COUPLE CROUCH FACING EACH OTHER, THE WOMAN WILL LEAN OVER BACKWARDS AND HIS PARTNER EXTENDS HIS BODY OVER HERS IN WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED ‘COPULATING POSITION’ AS THEY DO THIS THEY CONTINUE TO MOVE AND SHAKE THEIR HIPS WITH THE BEAT OF THE MUSIC, ALTHOUGH THEY SHOULD NEVER TOUCH NEVER. THE COUPLE RETURN TO THE KNEELING POSITION AND THEN THEIR POSITIONS ARE REVERSED AS THE MAN LEANS BACKWARDS WITH THE WOMAN ABOVE HIM.

SEGA AROUSES THE ONLOOKERS, IT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE SEIZED BY A DESIRE TO JOIN IN. NO ONE CAN RESIST THE EXCITEMENT OF THE DANCE OR THE URGE TO TAKE PART IN THIS JOYFUL EXPERIENCE, EVERYBODY IS DRAWN BY THE SPELL BINDING MUSIC.

SEGA HAS ITS EFFECT ON PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, YOU WILL SEE LITTLE CHILDREN WRIGGLING THEIR HIPS TO THE MUSIC AS THEY TRY OUT THEIR SEGABILITY AND THERE IS NO AGE BARRIER,  OLD PEOPLE TOO RESPOND TO THE SOUND OF THE SEGA.THE SEGA IS A GLAD AND SENSUAL DANCE BUT ITS BASIC SHUFFLING STEP ORIGINATES FROM THE FACT THAT THE SLAVES HAD THEIR ANKLES SHACKLED.

THE SEGA AS A MUSICAL SHOW IS A JOYFUL DISPLAY TO WATCH, PLEASANT TO LISTEN TO AND HARD TO RESIST. IT WILL  USUALLY  DRAW THE MOST RETICENT DANCER ON THE FLOOR, SEGA IS PART OF THE MAURITIAN HISTORY AND PART OF MAURITIAN LIFE.

TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE SEGA 

DOBRE
A CRUDE WOOD INSTRUMENT WITH 2 STRINGS STRETCHED ACROSS IT WHICH ARE PLUCKED.

CAHA
A COCONUT WITH SEEDS ALSO CALLED COCO.

MARAVANNE
A RECTANGULAR BOX CONTAINING SEEDS.ANOTHER SHAKEN INSTRUMENT.

RAVANNE
A SIMPLE DRUM MADE BY STRETCHING A PIECE OF GOATSKIN OVER A FRAME WHICH IS USUALLY CUT FROM THE CHINESE GOYAVA WOOD.

TRIANG
A LENGTH OF METAL BENT INTO A TRIANGLE SHAPE AND BEATEN VIGOROUSLY.