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Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Rossy
Title: Madagascar
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Celluloid Records
Release Date: 3/25/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 3229261702622, 3307516685620, 723722709524

CD Reviews

Hard to find tracks are on this Rossy CD
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hello, it is me again... I like this CD from Rossy because it gave me the tracks I had been looking for but could not find. Papa Mandela is a nice song, trying to give a moral support to the fight against Apartheid in South Africa... Any Malala is my favorite, which states that the man had to go afar to earn a living and work hard and writes to his darling a love letter. After a while she can't take him being away for so long and wanted to break up. He left his job at once to get her because he knew she still love him. Lehilahy Mahery has a Southern Madagascar accent to it, with a nice vocals. Be ready to get your Lefona out. Avela Ho Avy is a typical Rossy tune, which basically translates to: Let whatever happens, happens. It is a care free attitude that mocks hasty and worried lifestyle. Instead, he suggests that we sing as troubles come and it will go away sometime soon. Marary Africa is a song that exposes the problem of Africa and the possible solution: the return of the smart Africans to their homeland. It has a hopefull end that Africa will be free one day. Soa Fa Nisy Anareo is a song that celebrate friendship and states that it is great that Rossy had friends to support him during the good and bad times. Raha Manina is also a favorite for me which invites fans to gather around where the party/concert is going to be and have fun and warns foes that the group is as fierce as a Jabanero if you wanted to be their enemy ( this is a Malagasy Hainteny or oration, so don't take it literally.)"
A great example of the greatest of Madagascar's bands
woburnmusicfan | Woburn, MA United States | 04/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This French album isn't recorded as well, and doesn't show Rossy off to such good effect, as "One Eye on the Future, One Eye on the Past". But a mediocre recording of Rossy is as good as practically any band on Earth. Rossy is my favorite band from Madagascar (and yes, that IS saying a lot), combining electric and traditional instrumentation and sounds. Highlights include "Papa Mandela", "Avela Ho Avy", and "Vakisoava". "Ambilanao Zaho" is one of my favorite Malagasy songs, though the version on the first Kaiser-Lindley "World Out of Time" compilation is better. "Any Imalala" is a lovely ballad, though Rossy's singing is a bit hoarse and off-key on it. The song "Madagasikara" on this album is a different song than the one of the same name on the "Island of Ghosts" album. My copy of the CD has the songs "Ambilanao Zaho" and "Papa Mandela" reversed from their order on the track listing."