Saturday, November 17, 2012

Antandroy




The Antandroy (or Tandroy) are a traditionally nomadic ethnic group of Madagascar inhabiting the arid southern part of the island around Ambovombe. Their name means "people of the thorns" in reference to the spiny thickets of endemic plants that characterize the southwestern region of Madagascar.
The origin of the Antandroy , as for most of the peoples of Madagascar, is unclear. 
Legend would have it that their great ancestor, Raminia, came from Arabia between the 5th and the 7th century, and indeed traits inherited from the Arabs can be found in Antandroy culture, such as astrological knowledge and techniques of prediction. However the region inhabited by the Antandroy  has, over the centuries, served as a shelter for other populations fleeing the innumerable migrations and invasions, and it is impossible to define an Antandroy ethnic “type”. Their culture, however, is very different to the others, because of their isolation. Hunters and breeders, the Antandroy  still  have a very simple lifestyle, never leaving their assagai or stick, which is the warrior’s emblem, and respecting the codes of a very strict society. Their celebrations in particular, with  music, dances and wrestling, are sacred and are guided by an original conception of the world: a whole universe still living and perfectly functional.
it is in this arid and thorny land  that  some of the most amazing musics on the planet are born!



trax
Gorodo (the accordion) Ivoseha Bernadette, Rasoanome Blandine, Zanamasinae Claudine, Mahasoa, Remanindry
Vontsarotse (a man's name) Ivoseha Bernadette, Soveninany, Rasoanome Blandine, Zanamasinae Claudine, Remanindry
Revoro (mister bird)Ivoseha Bernadette, Rasoanome Blandine, Zanamasinae Claudine, Mahasoa
Lomalilaly (how to coax back one's wife)Ivoseha Bernadette, Soveninany, Rasoanome Blandine, Zanamasinae Claudine, Remanindry
Retsivery (name of a famous man) Vorivoatsy, Mazoto, Sambiasy
Zahay Mangala-Bohinko Azy E Ia (we have rid him of his guilt) Ivoseha Bernadette, Soveninany, Rasoanome Blandine, Zanamasinae Claudine, Remanindry
Kidiboky Am-BavaVorivoatsy, Mazoto, Sambiasy
Andriamisara (name of a king) Marovany Box Zither, Mahasoa, Tindrianto
Kidiboky Vorisoatsy- Mazoto, Rimotsy, Sambiasy
Doany-Mahasoa, Sambiasy

Antandroy


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