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THE 1969 RECORDINGS In March 1969, Kirby Crawford, a geodetic surveyor working on Diego Garcia, taped a convivial evening he and a few fellow Americans shared with a group of Chagos islanders. The equipment he used was an Akai tape … Continue reading
Born in 1947 to parents working at Peros Banhos, Clément spent most of his childhood on Diego Garcia. After the establishment of BIOT led to the family’s displacement and resettlement on Mauritius, Clément began to use his artistic talents to … Continue reading
Mo bien sagrin nou fine perdi éne zoli ti zil (Diego Diego) Lwen la bas kot larzen pa ti trop nécessaire zot lasanté ti protézé fruit des mers tia la traine coco rafresi ti éne zoli la vie natirel zot … Continue reading
The Sir Jules was a 711 ton ship employed mainly in the transportation of copra from Chagos and Agalega to Mauritius. A sketch of it is reproduced below: Sir Jules A “popular Creole folk song” or sega about the ‘Sir Jules’, … Continue reading