Hip Deep in Madagascar: The Tsapiky Story

from  Afropop Worldwide

Sep 23, 2014


The southwest of Madagascar is a land of fishermen, mining prospectors, and cattle ranchers—not exactly a homogenous region in terms of lifestyle or ethnicity. But one thing that unites all the people of this region is the giddy, electric guitar-driven boogie music known as tsapiky (pronounced tsa-PEEK). Born only in the late 1970s, tsapiky has become the required music at large family ceremonies (circumcisions, weddings and, especially, burials), where music and partying goes nonstop for three ...more

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