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  • hip-deep July 23, 2015

    Hip Deep in Madagascar: The Tsapiky Story

    The southwest of Madagascar is a land of fishermen, mining prospectors and cattle ranchers—not exactly a homogenous region in terms of lifestyle or ethnicity. But one thing that unites all the people of this region is the giddy, electric guitar-driven … Read more »

  • blog September 24, 2014

    Tsapiky Video Playlist

    Tsapiky [tsa-PEEK] music is an electric guitar-driven dance music from the Tulear region in southwest Madagascar. It is mostly played at large family gatherings in the countryside, sometimes a wedding or circumcision, but most often a funeral. These multi-day ceremonies … Read more »

  • feature September 16, 2014

    Madagascar Preview: Photos of Tsapiky

    Southwest Madagascar’s tsapiky music (pronounced tsa-PEEK) is truly one of the most vibrant and exciting contemporary music genres going in this huge island nation. It’s a rowdy, fast, driving, electric guitar-based sound. But its true home is not in nightclubs … Read more »

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