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  • blog September 24, 2014

    Tsapiky Video Playlist

    Tsapiky [tsa-PEEK] music is an electric guitar-driven dance music from the Tulear region in southwest Madagascar. It is mostly played at large family gatherings in the countryside, sometimes a wedding or circumcision, but most often a funeral. These multi-day ceremonies … Read more »

  • blog September 24, 2014

    Download Live Damily Track!

    This is an extended track from Damily’s historic live performance at the Jardin de la Mer in Tulear, Madagascar, on May 16, 2014. This was Damily’s first concert in Tulear in 14 years. It was a free event, a “gift” … 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 May 19, 2014

    Dispatch #4: Malagasy Tsapiky Star Damily Wows Tulear in Epic Concert

    Voandala is a gift you give when returning from a long time away. And this concert would be Damily’s gift to Tulear, the southern Madagascar seaside town where he made his career as a tsapiky (tsapika) guitarist and bandleader. But … Read more »

  • program March 14, 2014

    Malagasy Guitar

    The Indian Ocean island is home to guitar styles as unique, beautiful and varied as its famed flora and fauna. In this program, we check in on highlands finger-pickers, salegy pop guitarists in the north, and wild and wooly tsapika … Read more »

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