NEWS DIGEST 24.07.2021: Tough glass for Samsung phone lenses, and other latest tech stories

Good morning everyone. Our news today comes from NewsNow – Technology. Next-gen Samsung phones will be the first to get a new Gorilla Glass coating for camera lenses, which promises improved durability and better quality images. The new Corning Gorilla … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 24.07.2021: Tough glass for Samsung phone lenses, and other latest tech stories

FANFAN: Pioneering Mauritian musician passes away

Pamplemousses – VIJAY SHAH via Mo Ti News Louis Gabriel Joseph, one of the pioneers of the national music of Mauritius, has passed away aged 88 yesterday, local news site Mo Ti News reports. Known among his peers and generations of listeners as ‘Fanfan’, Joseph passed on from age-related issues at the Hospice Saint Jean de Dieu in the town of Pamplemousses, in the island’s north.   Fanfan was widely revered as one of the signature personalities behind the development of sega music as a popular genre from the 1940s until fairly recently. Sega is a musical style peculiar to Mauritius, … Continue reading FANFAN: Pioneering Mauritian musician passes away

MOAF 2014: A photo collection from the Mauritian Open Air Festival

It’s that time of year again. For the second time and after a two-year gap, the blog editor in his capacity as the official representative of the Half-Eaten Mind took a trip to Down Lane Park, in north London to visit the Mauritian Open Air Festival, the biggest outdoor celebration of Mauritian culture, music and food outside of the island itself. This is my first return visit since 2012, and what can I say, it is even better than back then. While I made my own journey there through London’s tricky weekend commuting lines, I had the pleasure of meeting … Continue reading MOAF 2014: A photo collection from the Mauritian Open Air Festival

MAURITIAN CULTURE: Kreol festival attracts journalists to Mauritius

An 40-strong team of journalists and artists will be converging on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius today for the International Kreol Festival, being held at the Domaine Les Pailles arena in the western suburbs of Mauritian capital Port Louis. The International Kreol Festival is a regionally renowned celebration of Mauritian culture and music, from the staccato beats and African-inspired music and dance of the island’s sega music, to the sampling of Mauritian delicacies such as ‘gato piment’ (chilli cake) and ‘poutou’ (dried sweetened coconut dessert). The journalists have flown into Mauritius from a dozen countries, according to Mauritius’ French-language … Continue reading MAURITIAN CULTURE: Kreol festival attracts journalists to Mauritius

LEVER MO PEP!!: HalfEatenMind at the Mauritian Open Air Festival

  The biggest celebration of Mauritian culture in Europe returns, with confirmation of the 2012 Mauritian Open Air Festival this summer. Now in its fourth year, and having gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2008, this year’s event will be the biggest yet. Marking the high point of the summer party season, the Mauritian Open Air Festival will take place on Sunday 26th August, falling on the August Bank Holiday weekend, and providing the perfect end to the summer holidays. As in previous years, the event will be held at Down Lane Park located in the heart … Continue reading LEVER MO PEP!!: HalfEatenMind at the Mauritian Open Air Festival