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  • review June 23, 2017

    Toy Raha Toy

    Madagascar’s exquisite folk and pop music have never received the global acclaim they deserve. Some have speculated that this is because Madagascar’s idiosyncratic rhythms and melodies are a world apart from the West and Central African idioms that fed into … Read more »

  • hip-deep June 19, 2015

    Hip Deep in Madagascar: 21st Century Tana

    On this Hip Deep edition, we visit nightclubs, cultural centers, radio stations and the homes of prominent musicians to take the pulse of Madagascar’s lively highland capital, Antananarivo (Tana). Long the seat of power on the island, Tana is now … Read more »

  • blog November 17, 2014

    Podcast: Live from 21st Century Tana!

    Less talking, more music! This podcast surveys live recordings Afropop Worldwide made in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in spring 2014. From the frenetic dance grooves of Aly Mourad and Thominot, to the acoustic guitar mastery of D’Gary, Sammy, Johnny, and the jazz-fused … Read more »

  • blog October 23, 2014

    Photo Essay: Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Antananarivo (Tana to locals), the highland capital of Madagascar, was the base of operations for Afropop Worldwide‘s recent research trip to this unique Indian Ocean nation. It’s a lively and gorgeous city despite its extreme poverty. Here are some of … Read more »

  • blog August 21, 2014

    Afropop’s Tour of ‘Tana

    Remember when we went to Madagascar? Thanks to the generosity of our Kickstarter donors, our Senior Producers Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre were able to take a music-packed trip to that extraordinary Indian Ocean nation. We’ve got plenty of material … Read more »

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