The Indian Ocean island is home to guitar styles as unique, beautiful and varied as its famed flora and fauna. In this program, we check in on highlands finger-pickers, salegy pop guitarists in the north, and wild and wooly tsapika guitarists in the south. We’ll also hear music inspired by some of the guitar’s string-instrument cousins in Madagascar: the valiha, the marovany and the kabosy. We are airing a special encore of this program to coincide with our current Hip Deep Madagascar Kickstarter campaign. The trip you hear in this show only let us scratch the surface of this island’s musical riches- help us go back to dig deeper in a three episode exploration!