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Massilia sound system


Massilia Sound System is a band formed in Marseille in the 1980s. They developed a Proven├žal hybrid version of , and with lyrics in the French and Occitan languages, sometimes referred to as trobamuffin (from the Occitan word trobador and the musical style ). They incorporate many rhythms, beats and samples from the local tradition or other musical colleagues, and their lyrics indicate a profound parochialism for Marseille and the south of France in general.