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Heavy Metal in Madagascar (Metaly Gasy)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Madagascar’s heavy metal subculture was established around the mid-1980s in the island’s capital city, Antananarivo. At this time, Madagascar’s socialist Second Republic, which lasted from 1975 to 1993 and was the second of four major...

Salegy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Salegy is an electric dance music style born in the nightclubs and urban bars of Madagascar. It differs from traditional dances in that it is danced freestyle, usually in male–female couples, but sometimes individually. It is generally...

Madagascar

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 16,913,000 (2002)The Republic of Madagascar is the largest island in the Indian Ocean and the fourth-largest in the world, with a land area of 227,160 sq miles (581,540 sq km). Situated off the southeast coast of Africa...

Hira Gasy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Hira gasy (hira; ‘song’; gasy: ‘Malagasy’) is a long-standing musical tradition in Madagascar, which is the fourth largest island in the world, situated off the east coast of Africa. The population of Madagascar is derived mainly from...

Tsapiky

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Tsapiky (sometimes tsapika and generally pronounced tsa-PEEK) is a genre of electric guitar-driven popular music that developed in southwest Madagascar beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This is communal, celebratory music...

Ba Gasy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...‘Ba gasy’ is a term primarily, but not exclusively, associated with the repertoire of Malagasy musical plays, frequently referred to as ‘Malagasy operetta.’ These plays emerged in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, in the first half...