This 7-inch two-track single is pure funky joy to listen to! Malaaz were a band out of Reunion Island, of all places, and is considered to be a solid funk gem. The backstory of the band is here, at their label, Babani Records’ Bandcamp site:
“Malaaz was initiated by Patrick Donat, who is described as a pioneer and major contributor of the Electric Maloya scene, this fusion of island traditional music and western instrumentation in the mid 70s. He was joined by Franck Raholison and Del Rabenja, creating this powerful band of exceptional musicians from Réunion Island and Madagascar.
Lélé is a jazzy/ soul track with a twist of Indian Ocean groove and is a fitting testament to the fusion of sounds of different worlds.
Maalazé is a killer psychedelic soul-funk gem supporting sensational Malagasy vocals transporting you to the Indian Ocean.”