of the south of the Reunion Island the young tambouriers invite to the
feast to the rhythm of their drums " malbars ". Coming from
India, the drum Malabar knew how to resist the test of the time and
history including the dark periods of slavery. It bewitches today by
sounds filled of sun and by the heat of percussion.
The instrument makes a circle of iron covered of a goatskin, ritually
tense is hit by sticks to bamboo to fire.
They scorched streets and stages of Europe (France, Belgium) and of
Canada before regaining their Reunion Island in the ocean Indian.
Musicians of the group "TAMBOURS SACRES 2000" invite you to
an universal feast or the alternation of sticks on the skin of goats
answer to flames and the luminous tricks.
of the group "TAMBOURS SACRES 2000" defines himself in three
Origin of drums malbars
The committed of "Grand Bois" sugar factory y were from India
of le South While leaving their country, they carried away several objects
to which they were attached among which face the drum, that crossed
all the period the colony, as well as the one of the departmentalization
to be recognized today in 1996 and solicited by one promoter o€
festival in metropolitan France.
The drum was above all a means of communication, according to narration
of forebears. The symbolic dates know themselves through the different
sounds of the drum. For example, January 1°, "La marche sur
le feu" and other happy and unhappy demonstrations. To gather the
population very dispersed at the time of an event, him " coup of
baguette " alerted vicinities and in an instinctive way the aid
formed itself immediately
The drum, at the time of the cultural demonstrations, was also a rhythmic
expression support. Because while concentrating on sounds of the drum,
the man expressed himself in a gestual way (dance, of which most known
is he zako " of the month of January)
In other demonstrations the drum is a support of mediation and psychological
preparation, in order to surmount tests ("Marche sur le Feu"
for example). Drums also enliven some very dancing demonstrations (bal
Finally, drums have their importance and occupy a big room in the cultural
from l996 to 1998 : "TAMBOURS SACRES"
1996 : solicitation by the festival of Nantes directed by B. Delaporte.
First local stage to the theatre of St Gilles as guest of Gilbert POUNIA
with the Ziskakan group. This period corresponds to the exit of place
percussion malbars consecrated to express itself/themselves on the cultural
and artistic sites.
1997 : admission of drums in the cultural programming and tours in Europe
and in north America (Canada - Quebec).
1998 : recognition by the population like a cultural vector by the following
report presence of the Malbars drums in all projects that have for theme
a 150 th Birthday of the abolition of the slave " (creation La
po tambour. Allons Marrons, Tempo tienbo, animation of garages them
of medals before representatives of the state) and tours in Europe (Carnavalcade
of Saint Denis - animations "Stade de France", etc.).
1999-2001 : "TAMBOURS SACRES 2000"
After having reached the objective of the mass practice our will consists
in creating a dynamics between groups to improve our performance and
to get a multiple elite in order to open up toward the outside for possible
exchanges, to meet and to learn the wealth of traditions of the world.
"TAMBOURS SACRES 2000" is The setting up of exchanges and
meeting with countries of the region.
"TAMBOURS SACRES 2000" it is to be a loco for the young attracted
by the traditional percussion
"TAMBOURS SACRES 2000" it is to collaborate with the universal
world of the culture under all shapes and while trying to get a popular
adherence without borders.
But to achieve this mission we thank for advance all those that contribute
and that formulate us of remarks and the constructive critiques because
adds us to the monitoring of all suggestions.
composed of youngsters and very young tambouriers descended of the South
of the Reunion Island, accompanied by called Indian drums "tambours
preciously by descendants of the committed Hindu in sugar factories
of the island, the rhythmic played by "TAMBOURS SACRES 2000 "
has of what to seduce and to surprise most aware from all over the world
The drum malabar (coming from India) knew to resist the test of the
time and history. It doesn't stay less of them a cultural vector.
Musicians of "TAMBOURS SACRES 2000" invite you to an universal
feast, where rolling of sticks on the skins of goats answer to flames
and the luminous tricks.
"TAMBOURS SACRES 2000 " make you discover a pluri-cultural
traditional expression made exclusively of percussion, rhythms, vibrations,
sounds and a colourful choreography.
Sounds roll up themselves in spiral, rhythmic tornado carrying the aid
in a profane trance to which no dancer resists. One lets bewitch themselves
by sounds filled of sun and by the heat of percussion.
The originality is the ritual to prepare instruments: a preserved ancestral
method, that consists in heating drums with fire
Percussion used are
-The drum Malabar makes a circle made of iron covered of a goatskin.
-The morlon: was cylindrical metallic where each extremity is covered
of a goatskin or of a goat skin
-The satis: bowl in metal covered of a goat skin and fixed to the belt
of the tambourier at the time of the presentation.
All these instruments are hit by sticks in bamboo.
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