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  • program June 18, 2015

    Hip Deep Madagascar in 21st Century Antananarivo

    Antananarivo, known as Tana to the locals, is Madagascar’s capital city, was visited by the Afropop Worldwide team on our Hip Deep research trip to the beautiful Indian Ocean nation last year. Join us for this program as we delve … Read more »

  • hip-deep November 20, 2014

    Hip Deep in Madagascar: Songs of the North

    Salegy may be the most popular dance music of Madagascar. It’s a churning, harmonious groove with spine-stiffening vocal harmonies that emerged from towns and cities of northern Madagascar in the mid-20th century. On a trip to Diego Suarez, we learn that … Read more »

  • blog November 19, 2014

    Tence Mena: Salegy Music With An Eye On the World

    Tence Mena is one of the most successful popular singers in Madagascar today. Her roots lie in salegy dance music, generally associated with northern Madagascar, but like so many “tropical” music artists today, Tence Mena has incorporated musical influences from … Read more »

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