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  • November 19, 2014

    Candela’s Acoustic Salegy

    Candela is a young accordionist/composer in Diego Suarez, Madagascar. He’s performing here with fellow students and instructors from the Zomare school of music and dance, a fine example of rootsy, acoustic salegy music. The woman who dances is Candela’s mother. … Read more »

  • November 19, 2014

    Ali Mourad Live at Jao’s Pub

    Ali Mourad (sometimes Aly Mourady) is a singer/bandleader from Diego Suarez at the northern tip of Madagascar. He plays the characteristic dance music of that region, salegy. But his is a younger, harder, faster version specific to Diego: salegy gouma. … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • October 27, 2014

    Alsarah and the Nubatones: New Video and Remixed Album

    Proving once again she has miles of style to go with all her talent, the Sudanese singer Alsarah has released a new video from her debut album Habibi Taal. We’re big fans of the way she puts a contemporary twist on retro … Read more »

  • October 16, 2014

    “They Broke All of Our Instruments”: Video of Malian Music Recovering

    Super Onze is a band caught in a strange place, their existence and their art form threatened by religious extremism on one side, and recorded music on the other. Still the music plays on. Above you’ll find the third video … Read more »

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