Music from Madagascar – Erick Manana & Jenny Fuhr

Erick Manana is an acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter from Madagascar. He often performs in a duo or as a solo artist, singing in accompaniment to his acoustic guitar in the ba-gasy genre that gained prominence in the central highlands of Madagascar in the 1930s.The composer, guitarist and singer Erick Manana is one of the stalwart of the music scene of Madagascar. For decades, he’s a star in his homeland and popular worldwide in the Malagasy diaspora.Rootsworld described Manana as the “Bob Dylan of Madagascar”

 

“Ny 2 CV on-dRandria” titled Erick Manana his praises of Tanas resourceful taxi driver who in decrepit, leaky tin boxes their passengers with wit, heart and skill (and downhill mostly idle) chauffeured through the capital.

in duet with the german Jenny Fuhra who accompanied him on the violin

Music from Madagascar – Les Surfs

Les Surfs have been a pop group between 1963 and 1971 from Tananarive , Madagascar . It seems that they have been inspired by the Platters , but their style has been callesd YEYE . The eldest six of twelve children were Coco, Pat, Rocky, Dave, Monikya (Monique) and Nicole Rabaraona. Born in Madagascar the four brothers and two sisters performed as the vocal group “Les Surfs”Here is their song “Sacre Josh “

Music from Madagascar – Mami Basta

Mami Bastah, is one of Madagascar’s renowned musicians whose music, tandonaka, is mainly inspired by traditional Malagasy tunes. Mami’s work has won him international acclaim but this has not taken him away from the simple life he’s always led as a farmer in the town of Antsirabe. here´s the song - “Fitia Somongamonga”