Born from the unexpected meeting between two Mauritians studying in the same school, Le Pont Supérieur, Cholo is a young trio composed of a guitarist, a clarinettist and a singer.
These three artists share the same thirst for creation and the same desire to explore and revisit the Sega (musical genre emblematic of the Mascarene archipelago and more precisely of Mauritius).
Juggling between traditional and modern instruments, Cholo plays Tipik Sega but also proposes his own arrangements and compositions by adding more current colors.
Playing Sega is an approach that goes beyond musical questions: it is a form of (re)appropriation that allows us to question the foundations of a repertoire and a musical style that is still very much alive and expressive today.
“Cholo” is a pejorative and insulting term in Creole that designates Sega musicians and dancers. It dates from the time of slavery when the practice of Sega was forbidden.
The choice of the name of the trio is symbolic of its approach: it allows the trio to affirm its attachment to this music which has long been despised, to defend it and to make it fully its own.