Régis Gizavo

Born : 16/6 /1959 in Tuléar (Madagascar)
Country : Madagascar
Category : Composer / Male Artist / Songwriter
Style of music : world music

The idea of mixing traditional Madagascan music and the accordion may appear a little strange at first. However, the two have a shared history going back hundreds of years. The accordion - or the "poorman's piano" as it is known in French - was introduced to Madagascar by sailors in the early 19th century and went on to become an integral part of the local culture. Régis Gizavo, one of the last custodians of the island's traditional music heritage, has developed a unique accordion-playing style, reworking the renitra for modern ears.

 

ILAKAKE

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STORIES

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MIKEA

MIKEA

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