Music from the island of Madagascar from the 1970's and 1980's.Also Reggae is included.
The electric dance band music called watcha watcha, similar to Kenyan benga, comes from northwestern coastal region (which like Tulear in the south receives clear mainland signals).
Distinct contemporary forms of music, rooted in local musical traditions, have emerged in the coastal regions since the 1960s. Chief among these are two up-tempo dance music styles that have become especially popular across Madagascar and have achieved crossover success: salegy, a 6/8 style that originated in the northwest around Mahajanga and Antsiranana, and tsapika, a 4/4 style centered in the southwest between Toliara and Betroka. Other key coastal styles include basesa of Diego-Suarez and the northeast coast as popularized by Mika sy Davis, kilalaky of Morondava and the southwestern interior performed by such groups as Rabaza,mangaliba of the southern Anosy region, kawitry of the northeast as popularized by Jerry Marcoss, the southern beko polyharmonic tradition performed by bands like Senge and Terakaly, and kwassa-kwassa and sega music from neighboring Reunion Island and Mauritius.
Salegy is funky, energetic dance music dominated by ringing electric guitars, accordion (real or synthesized), and call-and-response polyphonic vocals, with heavy electric bass and a driving percussion. The percussion section might include a drum kit, djembe, and shakers.
Salegy is an electrified version of the traditional antsa musical style that Tandroy singer Mama Sana used to perform at Betsimisaraka and Tsimihety rituals.
In addition to their commonalities in tempo, vocal style, and tendency toward minor keys (which some attribute to an Arab influence, and which stands in contrast to the major key dominance of Highland music), the salegy shares the antsa's structure in that it always features a middle section called the folaka ("broken") which is primarily instrumental—voice serves only to urge on more energetic dancing—and during which the vocalists (and the audience) will launch into intricate polyrhythmic hand-clapping to the beat of the music
Like salegy, tsapika (or tsapiky) is energetic dance music that originated from the traditional music of the southwestern region around Toliara and that has recently been adapted to contemporary instruments such as electric guitar, bass guitar and drum kit. Generally even more rapid than the salegy, this 4/4 form of music features a guitar performance style inspired by traditional marovany compositions, but the influence of South African township music is evident in both the guitars and polyharmonic vocals, often performed by female singers who repeat variations on a short refrain throughout the song. #Madagascar #Africa #WorldMusic #Music #Champeta #MusiqueAfricaine #Noir #Dance #Music #Guitar #Guitarra #Sega #Tsapika #Salegy
Abdallah - Matata 1979
Jack's Group/Mazava Avao - Jack's 1983
Bast Orchestra - Tsy
Chea Bertrand/Nossi-Be - Bassesanay Saleginay 5/5
Clo-Mahajanga - Maso Mahita Tsy Manday Mody
Eddy Chargath - Lahy anaka
Isben - Halihalin Donia 1978
Feon' ny Avaratra - Feon' ny Avaratra 1980
Jean Kely et Basth - Fehiloha mena 1978
Jean Tongaravo - Kaka misy ampondo
Les Jockers - Namono biby tsy nahafaty
Les Players - Pilovera Mena 1978
Los Matadores - Tsarovy Raha Mbola Misy 197?
Pascal - Voa Baraka 1977
Les Requins - Olon Gao
The Smokers - Jolia