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Vetson' Androy: Mavandeza Taratasy Maitso
’Deep, storming Salegy sounds from Madagascar.’
’Deep, storming Salegy sounds from Madagascar. Salegy is the electrified updating of the traditional Antsa style from the north-west of the island — 6/8 rhythms, layered with percussion and call-and-response vocals — and the Vetson’ Androy group one of its most popular proponents. From 1978, Mavandeza has the heady urgency of killer Fela — with two women singers out front, psychedelic organ and prowling-lion bass. The flip is from a decade later, by Malagasy superstar Eusebe Jaojaby — rough and tough dancefloor worries, with a mazy string-line, mash-it-down percussion and lilting flute. Another ace from Sofrito.’