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Tuesday, 03.07.2012, 20:20
oh what a night...
Justin Vali Trio (MG)
With ease, Vali encompasses the spectrum of ancient sounds and today's vexing styles. It's music that's socially engaged and magical, and not surprisingly, even sweet trance inducing. And it's as varied and mixed as the people of that island who've migrated there from Africa, Arabia, India, Oceania and Europe.
Please welcome our friend and world class musician Justin «Vali» Rakotondrasoa (voc, valiha, marovan, kabossy) and his glorious sidekick and muse valiha, the bamboo zither which also happens to be Madagascar's treasured national instrument. Worldwide success has been his and it was further underlined with diverse world music awards as well as, and perhaps more importantly, collaborations with Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel. De facto world class world music for sure, monsoon-like in obliterating conventional borders and destroying moldy musical conventions.
His cohorts are Romeo «Doudou» Tovarimino (voc, guit) and Clement «Clemrass» Randrianantoandro (voc, kabossy, katsa, korintsana). You say that last name five times without a stumble and you're ready for sounds deriving from the wondrous fauna and flora and coming to you from this the world's fourth largest island state straight to our own island habitat. It's passionate music, bursting with vitality and totally engaging. Hips in need of replacement will get a miraculous second life and rotate like never before and many hearts of Zwinglistone will surely and profusely bleed again.
With ease, Vali encompasses the spectrum of ancient sounds and today's vexing styles. It's music that's socially engaged and magical, and not surprisingly, even sweet trance inducing. And it's as varied and mixed as the people of that island who've migrated there from Africa, Arabia, India, Oceania and Europe. So, strap on your dancing shoes, these are narco rhythms for all you rheumy leadfeet out there, sounds that will imprint visions of the deeperthanblue Indian ocean into many of your droopy eyes. We'll be dancing long after the last note zithered away and in the meantime, remain with mandriapihaona!  Thats malagasy for «See you later alligator ...»
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