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ARTIST
TITLE
Madagascar: Pays Merina
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
OCORA 560159 OCORA 560159
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/18/2002

"This anthology is devoted to the musical traditions of the Merina country in the heart of the island. Several traditional instruments are used including the valiha, a tubular zither, the national instrument of Madagascar, the sodina flute, similar to the Arab ney played by the Master Rakototrah and his pupil Rakotovao, the kabosy lute, one of the most widely played instrument and the gorodao, an adaptation of the European accordion. The anthology also explores different vocal genres ranging from the theatrical hiragasy to the religious zafindraony."