Fandaharana Baobab with Sheila (in Malagasy language)
The 6 Provinces: Antananarivo (Apr, 17th 2002)

Madagascar has six provinces, each with their own musical traditions, characteristic instruments and distinct rhythms. The music of the people of the central highlands was the most strongly influenced by European models. None the less, these were to a great extend absorbed into local culture, which led to the development of several hybrid forms. Contrary to the flourishing dance-music of the inhabitants of coastal districts, the music of the highlands is more vocally orientated.


(1) "Ny marina" (Justin Vali)
(2) "Miredareda" (Rebika)
(3) "Ny antony" (Bessa & Lola)
(4) "Eritreritra" (Nary Arthur)
(5) "Aza mba manary toky" (Sammy)
(6) "Tomany hanaraka anao"(Ny sakelidalana)
(7) "Resabe" (Poopy)
(8) "Raha mankany" (Lolo sy ny tariny)
(9) "Lahy e" (Lila)
(10) "Fa tsarotsaroako" (Feo Gasy)
(11) "Lalao ę! (Bemiray)
(12) "Mila namana" (Thiera Bruno)
(13) "Sombinaiko" (Bodo)
(14) "Ombin-tsarety" (Patsy)


(1) The Justin Vali Trio: Ny Marina. Realworld (U.S.A.), CDRW 51
(2) Rebika: Miredareda 2000. Rebika (Madagascar)
(3,9) World Beat vol.7: Madagascar. Celluloid (France) 69619-2
(4) Nary Arthur: Tsiahy an' eritreritra. Nary Arthur (Madagascar)
(5,6) Madagaskar 1: Musik aus Antananarivo. Feuer und Eis (Germany), Fuec 704
(7) Poopy: Ny tiako rehetra. Mars (Madagascar)
(8) Lolo sy ny tariny: Madagascar. Playasound (France), PS 65121
(10) Feo-Gasy: Ramano. Daqui (France) 332008
(11) Bemiray - Polyphonies des Hauts-Plateaux. Silex (France), Y225209
(12) Thiera Bruno. Discomad (Madagascar) 466 787
(13) Bodo: Sombinaiko. Bodo (Madagascar)
(14) Les voix sacrées: traditions malgaches. Hérisson Vert (France), VS8-454

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)

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