Afropop Worldwide
2:38 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Malagasy Guitar

 

Fri. 4/6 10p: The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar is home to guitar styles as unique, beautiful and varied as its famed flora and fauna. 

In this program, we check in on highlands finger-pickers, salegy pop guitarists in the north, and wild and wooly tsapika guitarists in the south. We'll also hear music inspired by some of the guitar's string-instrument cousins in Madagascar: the valiha, the marovany and the kabosy. String magic from Madagascar!