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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • video February 6, 2015

    Hip Deep Salegy Video!

    Salegy is the signature dance music of northern Madagascar, and one of the island nation’s great musical exports. No surprise, salegy is a major focus of Afropop’s “Hip Deep in Madagascar” series.  This video tells the salegy story, and captures … Read more »

  • interview December 17, 2014

    Wake Up Madagascar! An Interview with Razia Said

    Wake Up Madagascar is a group of Malagasy musicians that formed to spread awareness about deforestation in their homeland, while also introducing audiences to the rich and unique musical traditions of Madagascar. You might know something about that if you’ve … 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 »

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