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Music thrives in Mauritius; Kaz’Out, a work of art…

Concerts, exhibitions, plays, shows, festivals; Mauritius is full of cultural events. One good example is Kaz’Out. Over the past 6 years, on November 1st (public holiday), this festival has gathered about twenty local and international artists. The event can last one day or more, depending on the year. This year, it will be a full day followed by an after-party on Saturday. An electrifying festival, a lively atmosphere, all set in spectacular scenery…

Get out of “lakaz”

The word “lakaz” in Creole means house. The idea behind this festival is to step out of your house to discover, share and open up to new horizons. Kaz’Out is a production of Lively Up Ltd.

It is designed to professionalise and develop the music economy in Mauritius. It gives local artists the chance to perform on stage where they can make a living out of their art and free up some time for their endeavours. The presence of foreign artists is not only a plus for the public but also an opportunity for local artists to foster a professional cultural network.

2019 on stage

This year, Kaz’Out is spread over a day followed by an after-party, bursting with colours. The show will be held on Friday at “L’Aventure du Sucre”, Beau-Plan. The event will continue on Saturday next to? the swimming pool of “Mystik Life Style” hotel, Mont Choisy.

Headliners: The Dizzy Brain (Madagascar), garage rock featuring four raging boys. The Prophecy (Mauritius), who has won the hearts of many Mauritians. The Two, a Mauritian-Swiss duo that takes you on their blissful Blues journey. Votia (Reunion Island), sharing their traditional music. Manu Desroches (Mauritius), guitarist, bassist and singer, who will be playing a variety of chords in different musical styles. Another distinguished guest: Manudigital (France): this exceptionally talented jack-of-all-trades (bass player, DJ, producer, remixer, arranger, composer…) has been wandering the reggae-dub galaxy for a couple of years, he will showcase a digital and a passionate version of his good vibes.

Kaz’Out is a welcoming place, a secure location and a fun-filled event for children. It is a bright and colourful mix that awaits you!

The Art-Deco Residences, a pre-festival

Whether you use a paintbrush as an artist or as a professional, you are welcome to join in throughout October. Be it for a few hours, a day or a weekend, the Art-Deco Residences will welcome you to share unforgettable moments of togetherness while preparing for the festival (panels, furniture assembling, etc.). It is a unique opportunity to step into the spotlight.

Tickets are on sale at: : +230 466 9999 : +230 263 2769

Price of tickets

Children: – 12 years old = Free
Regular: Rs 800
VIP: Rs 1500 (Limited)

Regular : Rs 1000
VIP : Rs 2000 (subject to availability)

For party lovers who want to keep on celebrating, this “Pass” will give you access to the Festival on Friday, November 1st at L’Aventure du Sucre as well as the After Party on Saturday, November 2nd at Mystik Life Style

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La Isla 2068 - Festival | Ile Maurice - Mauritius

La Isla 2068: The newest music festival in Mauritius

Twelve hours of live music non-stop, ‘new wave’ artists and a strong social commitment were part of the promise made by the cultural website and artistic events creator, La Isla Social Club. Here’s a peek at the first edition of this festival, which attracted more than 1,200 people on 12 May 2018 at Château de Labourdonnais!

The event kicked off smoothly in the early afternoon with some good vibes from the Mauritian DJ, Greg. “The early bird catches the worm,” goes the saying, and the same applied to the first festival-goers to arrive. They had the chance to enjoy the performance by the charismatic singer, Emelyn. It was a sunny day and many families were present at the event with children running around in the gardens of the Château.

The much-talked-about soul musician, Hans Nayna made his appearance as the sun was gilding with its last rays, immersing festival-goers in the magic of twilight, with the warmth of the day giving way to a festive evening. He was joined on stage by children from the “Vent d’un rêve” association (a music school for underprivileged children in Cité Mangalkhan) for an electrifying finale with his famous song, “Mo Lam”.

There was a whole lot of things happening besides the music. Blank canvases had been set up under a beautiful tree for a live painting performance by Kim Yip Tong and RYMD, who drew their inspiration from the works of children from a literacy school in Triolet. Various associations, including Vent d’un rêve (see above), Island Bio, which has created a local community garden in Baie du Tombeau and the Fatima literacy school, were also showcasing their social work under a tent.

A fabulous evening dancing to the pulse of electro music

Night had already descended on Château de Labourdonnais and the Mauritian artists gave way to some thumping electro beats spun by international DJs. It was time to party, with a different kind of festival-goers. The families had already made their way home after a great afternoon of music and electro music fans had come to discover these artists from abroad.

Until around midnight, festival-goers danced to the happy house beats of Benjamin Diamond and to the sounds of Burudu, an emblematic duo of the burgeoning house music scene in India, and Data, who produced the hits, “Don’t sing” and “Retrofuturesoul”. The popular local DJs, Matsonic and Avneesh, had the honour of closing the festival and make the crowd groove one last time with their upbeat music.

The festival also gave budding musicians the opportunity to register for participation in the new music contest, “Konpoz to Lamizik”. The winner will be invited to perform at the next edition of La Isla 2068 in May 2019.

In the meantime, La Isla Social Club is busy preparing a new evening for art and culture lovers!