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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 »

  • 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 »

  • feature September 16, 2014

    Madagascar Preview: Photos of Tsapiky

    Southwest Madagascar’s tsapiky music (pronounced tsa-PEEK) is truly one of the most vibrant and exciting contemporary music genres going in this huge island nation. It’s a rowdy, fast, driving, electric guitar-based sound. But its true home is not in nightclubs … Read more »

  • 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 »

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