Fandaharana Baobab with Sheila (in Malagasy language)
Sodina (Jun, 19th 2002)

Sodina is the common term used for flutes in Madagascar. Flutes of different sizes can be found in all regions of the island. They are played only by men and very often in ensembles with drums. Besides the sodina our program showcases some pieces from old Malagasy records.


(1) "Musique Merina" (Orchestre Rakoto Fran├žois)
(2) "Ravorondreo" (Mahaleo)
(3) "Mihetsiketsiky tsy ambara valy" (Voaendry, Rafaha)
(4) "Talimanga" (Ensemble kiloloky de Mandiso)
(5) "Voahirana an-drano maria (Rakotofra)
(6) "Chance" (Freddy Ranarison et son ensemble)
(7) "Andapa" (Bessa)
(8) "Avilay a Zalahy" (Levelo)
(9) "Solo" (Vola sy Noro)
(10) "Niova ianao" (Ny Railovy)
(11) "Kapao fa manimba ny tany" (Laurent Raza)
(12) "Tsiahy" (Nary Arthur)
(13) "Lamba tsara" (Raberanto)
(14) "Pourquoi" (Clarisse et Les Voanio)
(15) "Vato fehizoro" (Eliane sy Emma)


(1) Musique Malgache. Ocora (France), OCR 24
(2) Madagascar - Mahaleo. Playasound (France), PS 65157
(3,4) Madagascar - Musique Antanosy. AIMP IL / VDE (Switzerland), VDE CD-924
(5) Rakotofra - Flute master of Madagascar. Globe Style (Great Britain) ORBD 027
(6) Freddy Ranarison et son ensemble. Discomad (Madagascar) 466816
(7) Bessa. Discomad (Madagascar) 466230
(8) Levelo. Discomad (Madagascar) 466886
(9) Vola sy Noro. Discomad (Madagascar) 466203
(10) Ny Railovy. Discomad (Madagascar) 466100
(11) Laurent Raza. Discomad (Madagascar) 466395
(12) Nary Arthur. Discomad (Madagascar) 466543
(13) Raberanto. Cotona (Madagascar) 973/87
(14) Clarisse et Les Voanio. Discomad (Madagascar) 466093

(15) Eliane sy Emma. Discomad (Madagascar) 466693

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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