The tube-zither valiha is one of the pinnacles of Malagasy music, typical in its mix of Southeast Asian and African ingredients. This re-release of the '60s recordings of the instrument's best-known master is much the best of Globestyle's Malagasy issues, and a worthy substitute for the vanished Ocora valiha album (which also, incidentally, included cuts by Rakotozafy).
album Weekly Top. album Pop Hotlist. music noteChords for Rakotozafy - Valiha Malaza - Tongo Teto Lala (Madagascar). Journées de Madagascar à l'Unesco - Écoutez la Valiha.
Valiha Malaza by Rakotozafy on Globestyle. He played a souped-up, enlarged version of the island's national instrument the valiha (a multi-stringed box-shaped zither also known as the marovany). This hot-rodding increased the range and sound of the instrument and gave him a sound not unlike a bluesman's national steel guitar. He had previously recorded for ethnomusicologists, the local record company (DiscoMad) and the national radio-. musicians revered him, but when it came to pinning his story down, there was never the same story twice.
Valiha Malaza Famous Valiha.
|EP 20, E.P. 20||Rakotozafy||Valiha (7", EP, Red)||Discomad, Discomad||EP 20, E.P. 20||Madagascar||Unknown|
|EP 20, E.P. 20||Rakotozafy||Valiha (7", EP, Gre)||Discomad, Discomad||EP 20, E.P. 20||Madagascar||Unknown|