Biennale Cinars 2016
Official programming

Photo credit : Hippolyte




France (Réunion)

Artistic Director



November 18, 2016 | 06:00PM - 08:00PM

In 35 years of career, Ziskakan have printed so many feelings in Reunion people’s hearts. The mythical band – one of the first militants for the recognition of maloya and of creole culture – seems to deliver its essence. As if the years spent on stage all around the world, the collaborations filled with exchanges and experimentations have served as a still to extract the most essential thing: the creole poetry. Carried by the charismatic leader of the band, Gilbert Pounia and his voice full of strong emotions, the lyrics of his songs seem to make sense again and to gather the very soul of Ziskakan today: authenticity, family, meaning. A spicy music supported by committed lyrics.

Bass: Wazis Pounia
Voice: Gilbert Pounia
Chorus: Maya Pounia
Guitar: Daniel Riesser
Percussions: Frédéric Riesser
Other: Gérard Paramé

Represented by

Maya Pounia


Website / Email