- Performer:Sylvestre Randafison
- Title:Air Mail Music: Madagascar – Valiha
- Style:African Traditions,Southern African
- Date of release:January 7, 2003
- Size FLAC version1750 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1680 megabytes
- Size WMA version1449 megabytes
- Formats:AU FLAC AHX XM MP2 VOC
MP3 Music, October 31, 2005. - - Audio CD, January 7, 2003.
Various – Valiha Madagascar. Label: Ocora – OCR 18. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Gatefold.
The highly diverse and distinctive music of Madagascar has been shaped by the musical traditions of Southeast Asia, Africa, Arabia, England, France and the United States as successive waves of settlers have made the island their home.
Sylvestre Randafison, a virtuoso of the valiha, considered the national instrument of Madagascar, and an ambassador of his country's music, died on July 12. He was 75. The news of his death was reported in The Independent of London and in various music online publications in conjunction with his funeral on Thursday.
Valiha Music From Madagascar 2011. Valiha Music From Madagascar 2011. Randafison shows up on recording anthologies made in several different decades. When the French Ocora label journeyed to Madagascar under the auspices of French national radio, this artist provided some stunning examples of his music for the resulting album collection. He was also on hand when American string fiends Henry Kaiser and David Lindley came to the island to record their A World Out of Time series for the Shanachie label, resulting in some of the best tracks on these collections.
CreditsSylvestre Randafison - Primary Artist
Traditional - Composer
|1||Afindrafindrao Traditional||Sylvestre Randafison||2:47|
|4||Takariva Diavolana||Sylvestre Randafison||1:47|
|5||Falifaly Traditional||Sylvestre Randafison||2:28|
|6||Angola Traditional||Sylvestre Randafison||2:21|
|7||NY Lanitra Mangamanga||Sylvestre Randafison||2:54|
|8||Milalao NY Ankizy||Sylvestre Randafison||1:39|
|9||Hafatra Traditional||Sylvestre Randafison||2:28|
|11||Apela Mataho-Dranfo Mavo Traditional||Sylvestre Randafison||2:42|
|12||Tsara Tsodrano||Sylvestre Randafison||2:07|
|13||Lehilahy Mody Traditional||Sylvestre Randafison||1:47|
|14||Maneritery Loha||Sylvestre Randafison||2:42|
|15||Izahay Sy Malala Traditional||Sylvestre Randafison||3:33|
|16||Somambisamby Traditional||Sylvestre Randafison||2:33|
|17||Mizohaza Rabetorimaso Traditional||Sylvestre Randafison||2:56|