Eric Triton, Bluz dan mwa*

Eric Triton, Bluz dan mwa* – I got the blues

Often spotted leaning against a filao tree, facing the bay. His tent opening up onto the ocean. His guitar and himself seemed to enjoy the same sheer pleasure of contemplation. Some would recognise the man and greet him. Eric would smile, the guitar and his hands naturally making one, and his mighty and iconic voice would resound. The deep-rooted Mauritian loves camping and fishing in Tamarin; a love which seems reciprocal.

Tamarin

 Laba dan lwes

 Kot soley al kouse

 Pli zoli ki Grand-Baie

Ena labe Tamarin

 Laba dan lwes

 Kot soley al kouse

 Zoli vag pou serfe

 Marsel kapav rakonte…

Over there in the West
Where the sun sets
Over there in the West
There is Tamarin Bay
Over there in the West
Where the sun sets
Nice waves for surfing
Marcel could attest of that…

Proud to be a Mauritian citizen, the brilliant guitarist and singer sees himself as a Human being over and above all and sings in Creole, French or English. Eric Triton, a musician of international repute, gave a breath of new life to the Sega which is often too commercial, by intertwining the rich sonorities of blues and jazz.

*(Le Blues en moi) / Crédit photo : « Music in Africa »