Fandaharana Baobab with Sheila (in Malagasy language)
Valiha (May, 29th 2002)


The Valiha, a bamboo zither, is called the national instrument of Madagascar. It was originally played in religious ceremonies. Today, the instrument is rather rare, except in the central highlands and the north of Madagascar.

Playlist:

(1) "Izahay sy i malala" (Sylvestre Randafison)
(2) "Afindrafindrao" (Sylvestre Randafison)
(3) "Hafatra" (Sylvestre Randafison)
(4) "Oay lahy é" (Hiran'ny tanoran'ny ntaolo)
(5) "Magnibola valihan'i Kamamy" (Mama Sana)
(6) "Valse favorite" (André Rakotorahalahy)
(7) "Diavolana feno manana" (Groupe Rakotorahalahy)
(8) "Mangina zaza" (Rajery)
(9) "Rambala" (Justin Vali)
(10) "Sarak'ela" (Tarika Sammy)
(11) "Avy mangataka" (Rabenaivo)
(12) "Ketaka" (Akombaliha)
(13) "Fanaon'ny ankizy" (Tarika Sammy)
(14) "Baokalitsy" (Trio Ratovo)
(15) "Rila" (Justin Vali, Eric Manana, Rakoto Frah ...)


References:

(1,2,3) Madagascar: Le valiha. Playasound (France), PS 65046
(4) The Music of Madagascar: Classic Traditional Recordings of the 1930s. Yazoo (U.S.A.) 7003
(5,14) Madagaskar 3: Valiha. Feuer und Eis (Germany), FUEC 712
(6) Valiha Chromatique et Musique Classique. Rakotorahalahy (Madagascar)
(7) Merveilles de la valiha. Rakotorahalahy (Madagascar)
(8) Rajery: Alahelo. SRE Music (Madagascar)
(9) The Justin Vali Trio: Ny marina. Realworld (U.S.A.) CDRW 51
(10) Tarika Sammy: Fanafody. Rogue Records (Great Britain) FMSD 5024
(11) Madagascar: Marovany/Valiha. GREM (France), G 7507
(12) Ketaka" (Akombaliha). Restin Place of the Mists. Shanacie (U.S.A.) 64075
(13) A World out of Time vol.1. Shanachie (U.S.A.) 64041



FANDAHARANA BAOBAB - Emap.FM's weekly program with Malagasy music, presented by Thiera Bruno and Sheila. Our goals are to present the diversity and creativity of Malagasy music making, to give consideration to all regions, to great stars as well as more localised musicians, contemporary and oldies, innovative and traditional. Every Wednesday at 16:00 UTC - Universal Time (France: 17:00 Summertime, 18:00 Wintertime; Madagascar: 19:00). Replay Friday at 0:00 (UTC) and Sunday at 8:00 (UTC)

Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valiha
Archive of Fandaharana Baobab
Virtual Archive of Malagasy Music