Feedback Madagascar

by Various Artists

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Shaggy Maggot Fine array of indigenous musical styles.

{Also picked by PMS(.co.uk) as an album you should own from 2014 in their end of year show (on BBC Radio Merseyside), and supporting an important cause.} Favorite track: Hoe Raho / This Is What I Say.
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For every different region in Madagascar, there is a different musical style. This compilation attempts to show that diversity with the most upbeat, lively and energetic tracks that we could find after months of searching. This is the music that the people of Madagascar like, and we think you'll like it too.

The music is incredible and diverse, and so is the wildlife. Around 80% of the species that exist here can be found nowhere else on Earth. However, many of these species are now under threat, largely due to deforestation.

50% of proceeds from this album will go towards Treemad, a programme that aims to plant millions of trees and improve the lives of people and of the environment in the process. The charity behind it, Feedback Madagascar, has spent twenty years working with and listening to some of the most isolated communities in Madagascar to find solutions to the short and the long-term threats to their livelihoods, and the threats to the plants and animals.

Treemad helps with immediate issues like malnutrition, death in childbirth and disease, at the same time as building a sustainable future through education, irrigation, cottage industries and conservation. Every new development and activity within each community now also includes the construction of tree nurseries, agroforestry training and forest protection, which will go on to benefit the communities for decades to come.

For more information and to support this endeavour further, please visit treemad.org


Treemad is a project of Feedback Madagascar, Scottish Charity SC023568, and Ny Tanintsika, their local partner.

credits

released August 4, 2014

A great big misaotra betsaka (thankyou very much) to everyone in the Ny Tanintsika team in Antananarivo and Fianarantsoa; to Miora for all her work in helping hunt down those artists, translating what they said and all her work behind the scenes; to Rossy and OMDA for help with contacting the artists; to Dadi Love for the christmas day photo-shoot; to friends and family for helping with track selections; and to Mam'be for the motorbike shortcuts through Tana traffic.

Track Selection, Artwork, and Liner Notes by Joshua Coppersmith Heaven
Mastered by Db Studios & Rob Shipster

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