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How to confuse an ethnomusicologist…

Traditional marovany player Bekamby demonstrates his wider influences by improvising on Kassav‘s big international hit Zouk, La Se Sel Medikamen Nou Ni. The band had visited Madagascar in the 1980s and he had heard them on the radio.

Dubbed off an old back-up VHS, so rather lo-fi now, this is an out-take from the 1997 TV film “Like A God When He Played” about the search for the story and influence of the legendary Malagasy musician Rakotozafy.

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