Charles de Ledesma reviews the latest CD from Tarika, a band from the African nation of Madagascar. It's called Soul Makassar. Tarika's music is filled with swinging infectious rhythms, and the delicate sound of the valiha, the guitar harp. The lyrics send strong messages about colonialism and corruption in Madagascar, and the ancestral links between that nation and Indonesia. (3:15) The CD is on the Triloka label, catalog number TR-70000-2A.



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