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  • blog March 28, 2014

    Henry Kaiser offers new premium for Afropop’s Madagascar Kickstarter: 12 Mad-Awesome Music Releases!

    In 1991, Henry Kaiser and David Lindley traveled to Madagascar to record a set of albums that introduced many listeners—in America and around the globe—to the wonders of Malagasy music. These rich, collaborative albums were released by Shanachie Records (kudos … Read more »

  • feature March 14, 2014

    Feature: Malagasy Guitarists

    During Afropop Worldwide’s April 2001 adventure in Madagascar, Banning Eyre made a point of meeting and interviewing as many guitarists as possible. Their remarkable and varied music is sampled on Afropop Worldwide’s 2001 Malagasy Guitar program. Here are some of … Read more »

  • blog March 12, 2014

    Sammy and Johnny’s Madagascar Jam (2001)

    Tarika Sammy, formed in 1980, was one of the first musical groups from Madagascar to bring the Indian Ocean island’s gorgeous indigenous music to the outside world.  All these years later—despite personnel changes, setbacks, and hard times in Madagascar—the group … Read more »

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