Fandaharana Baobab with Sheila (in Malagasy language)
Kabosy (Jun, 5th 2002)

The kabosy is a guitar-like instrument with four strings (in most cases, but can have from 1 to 7 strings). It is often home-made by the musician himself. The kabosy is the most widespread instrument in Madagascar.


(1) "Voasary" (Mahaleo)
(2) "Roseline" (Babata)
(3) "Maitsomalala" (Jean Emilien)
(4) "Ilemana" (Ifanihy)
(5) "Akory atao" (Fenoamby)
(6) "Ombilahy masiaka" (Gastafaray)
(7) "Samonina" (trad.)
(8) "Toliara tsimiroro" (Dauphin/Tsitera)
(9) "Revire") (Tarika Sammy)
(10) "Tsy ranon'Ikopa" (Zakaria)
(11) "Sezirina" (Dady)
(12) "Ovy Groovy" (Rossy)
(13) "Dihy" (Dama)
(14) "Marovoay" (Mahaleo)
(15) "Madirovalo" (Mahaleo)


(1,14,15) Mahaleo en concert. WDR (Germany) 39914
(2) Babata: Jijy Music. Long Distance (France)
(3) Jean 'Emilien: Hey Madagascar. Melodie (France) 79532-2
(4) Ifanihy: Chants des Hauts-Plateaux. Playa Sound (France) PS 65096
(5) Fenoamby: Ravo. Melodie (France) 09276-2
(6) Gastafaray: Kely Kely. ARB (France) AT 187802
(7) Field recording A. Schmidhofer
(8,11) Awakening the Spirits. Multicultural Media (U.S.A.) MCM 3011
(9) A World out of Time, vol.2. Shanachie (U.S.A.) 64048
(10) Musiques de Madagascar. Buda Records (France) 92537-2
(12) A World out of Time, vol.3. Shanachie (U.S.A.) 64069
(13) Dama: Mélodies de Madagascar. Playa Sound (France) PS 65124

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