Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
One Eye on the Future One Eye on the Past
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
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Many of the Great Rossy's tracks are here
woburnmusicfan | 08/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rossy is great in this CD. Zana-drazana is a great dance song relating to the great tradition of circumcision in Madagascar, as well of that of Famadihana. It tells you in the song what they actually do before, during and after the ceremonies. Tanalahy talks about a politician who changes his political affiliation as often as the power shifts in politically unstable Madagascar. If you followed the Malagasy Politics, you would know of whom this song is about. Anamalao is a nice upbeat music.Misy Goika is a marriage song which asks the blessings of the parents ( an important step for the Malagasy for ny tso-drano zava-mahery) Faraniaina is also a marriage blessing in which the Bride's father bless the newly wed couple to have all that they want in the marriage and gives them advice on how to rekindle that love again and again. Mangina Zaza is my Mother's favorite, she cannot stop laughing when this song plays on the radio in Madagascar. I do not know why ( ask her) but it is a story a father stuck with a crying baby and tries to calm the baby down so he can go to work. Supposedly, the baby wants a sibling also by assuming a specific pose ( mitsongoloka ialahy: mila zandry) and the father says, that would be very easy to do but he wants to wait until he has the money to raise another baby. Raha Tanora is a advice to youth about life in the traditional Hiragasy tune. Mandry Ve is an old song which invites the people of the town to get out of bed and party all night. Everybody had to come since the villagers will not let you rest until you came out. Sira Sira and Oay Lahy are favorites in this CD... They make me cry. They are old old songs from the Kingdom era and makes you very sad if you are way from your family."