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100 Years Of Sega With Mario Armel And Claudio Veeraragoo

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Mario Armel and Claudio Veeraragoo are two of the greatest names in sega. The two segatiers have combined their respective careers to offer Mauritians 100 years of sega. Rendezvous at the Caudan Art Centre on July 28 and 29 at 7.30pm for a two-hour concert.

Hénry Rotile.

They’ve crossed the generations. They may have aged a little, but their songs such as ‘Kari poson’, ‘Anita my love’, ‘Bhai Aboo’ and ‘Ambalaba’ have not aged a day.

These two sacred monsters of sega invite us to relive their hits through these two dates: “Not so long ago, Mario and I shared the same stage at a concert in Flic-en-Flac. Backstage, we talked about our career paths, and the idea came to us to get up on stage together to celebrate our journey. At Mario’s suggestion, we combined our respective careers to offer the public two concert dates,” explains Claudio in a video.

Tickets are on sale at the Caudan Art Centres for Rs 800.

Claudio Veeraragoo and Mario Armel
Claudio Veeraragoo and Mario Armel, two giants of local music.

Mario Armel made a major contribution to Mauritian folklore in the 1970s and 1980s. He is the only Mauritian singer-songwriter to have one of his compositions listed in the Hit Parade. Mario is a versatile artist who sings in several languages. He is also a vocal coach.

For his part, Claudio Veeraragoo real name Pakiree Veeraragoo, is a music enthusiast who launched his musical career in 1964. In 1970, he formed his own orchestra, Le Satanik Group, and his own sega troupe.

In 2014, Claudio has to his credit 350 compositions, 8 CDs, 30 cassettes and over 45 45 rpm vinyl records. His music has taken him around the world, accompanied by his musicians and dancers. His most popular composition is Bhai Aboo, released in 1981.

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