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Tarika Sammy: Fanafody

Tarika Sammy: Fanafody (Green Linnet GLCD 4003)

Fanafody
Tarika Sammy

Rogue Records FMSD 5024 (CD, UK, 1992)
Green Linnet GLCD 4003 (CD, USA, 1992)

Tarika Sammy are a young quartet from Antatanarivo, the highland capital of Madagascar. They have assimilated and adapted the traditional music, rhythms, distinctive vocal harmonies and unique instruments of the different tribes and regions of their country.

Produced by Hijaz Mustapha, assisted by Ian Anderson;
Engineered by David Kenny at Ideal Sound, London;
Front photograph by Snapper Mustapha

Musicians

Sammy (Samoela Adriamalalaharijaona), vocals, jejy voatavo, marovany, kabosy, lokanga bara, valiha, sodina, apongalahy, guitar, concertina;
Noro (Tina Norosoa Raharimalala), vocals, korintsana, ambio, tsikadraha;
Hanitra (Hanitrarivo Rasoanaivo), vocals, korintsana, kaiamba rambo, ambio, tsipetrika;
Tiana (Solomon Ratianarinaivo), vocals, kabosy, valiha, apongalahy, korintsana, guitar

with
Houzam Mustapha, drum kit;
Sabah Habas Mustapha, bass guitars;
John Kirkpatrick, accordion [6, 13];
Ian Anderson, slide guitar [5]

Tracks

  1. Rabeza (3.40)
  2. Transport (3.53)
  3. Siloka (5.16)
  4. Taralila Rasaraka (3.04)
  5. Sarak' Ela (4.00)
  6. Fanafody (5.37)
  7. Tsenao Amin' Ny Gara (3.47)
  8. Tonga Vahiny (5.21)
  9. Ramiaramila / Arahaba (3.26)
  10. Variana Variana (4.17)
  11. Zanahary (5.20)
  12. Soa Ny Manakavana (3.04)
  13. Misy Kalo (4.09)
  14. Famadihana (4.01)

Tracks 1-2, 6, 8-9, 11, 14 Samoela Adriamalalaharijaona;
Track 3 Gabin;
Tracks 4, 13 trad. arr. Hanitrarivo Rasoanaivo;
Track 5 trad. arr. Hanitrarivo Rasoanaivo, Tina Norosoa Raharimalala;
Track 7 trad. arr. Solomon Ratianarinaivo;
Track 10 Levelo;
Track 12 trad. arr. Samoela Adriamalalaharijaona