Tiloun (Jean-Michel Ramoune) started his musical path at a very young age with Maloya, the traditional music of the Indian Ocean island Réunion, where he was born and raised. Reminiscent of the origins of blues, Maloya is soul music rooted in pain and a history of slavery.
With mentors like Frimin Viry, Alain Peters, Danyel Waro, and Ziskakan, Tiloun quickly became one of the leading musicians on the island and a prominent voice of Maloya around the world.
Accompanied by unique string and percussion instruments, Tiloun’s gentle and powerful voice mixes with the unstructured harmony typical of Maloya to create an exceptional energetic musical experience. Music of longing, joie de vivre, and freedom.