The second of Alma Negras 12 Rhythms Series is dedicated to the Maloya sound from La Réunion. a tiny island where a melting pot of cultures is reflected strongly in its music. Maloyas roots go back to the time of slavery. its quick tempo and raw energy making it not only a popular dance music but also a powerful protest through movement. On their Maloya EP. the Basel collective pay tribute to the hypnotic rhythms that were feared both by the Catholic Church and the French government for the musical forms subversive part in the rebellion against colonialism.