Massilia Sound System

Formed 1984
Massilia Sound System
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Massilia Sound System

Massilia Sound System Biography (Wikipedia)

Massilia Sound System is a reggae band formed in Marseille, France in 1984. They developed a Provençal hybrid version of reggae, rub-a-dub and raggamuffin with lyrics in the French and Occitan languages, sometimes referred to as trobamuffin (from the Occitan word trobador and the musical style raggamuffin), though they have also performed in Portuguese and Italian. They incorporate many rhythms, beats and samples from the local tradition or other musical colleagues, and their lyrics indicate a profound parochialism for Marseille and the south of France in general.

Massilia Sound System re-popularised the city of Marseille in the 1990s, in conjunction with the success of Olympique de Marseille, the local soccer club. Along with that empowered an entire generation of young Marseillais with a positive identity, proud of their city and their capacity to embrace different cultural traditions.

Intra-regional links were formed with other groups, such as Claude Sicre's Fabulous Trobadors in Toulouse, Les Nux Vomica in Nice, and other reggae/ragga groups using the culture and language of the region.

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Tous les mots
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Les Papets Les Minots
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Les Papets Les Minots
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Dimanche Aux Gourdes
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Dimanche Aux Gourdes
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Toujours
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Toujours
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Ton Balanlé
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Ton Balanlé
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Oai E Libertat
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Oai E Libertat
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La Fille Du Selecta
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La Fille Du Selecta
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Parla Patois
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Parla Patois
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Live toasting
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