Damily: Very Aomby

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Artist: Damily

Artist: Damily
Title: Very Aomby
Product Type: VINYL LP

Limited vinyl LP pressing. Who would have thought that in the midst of music from East Africa, South Africa and also rock 'n' roll, in the South-West of Madagascar, there existed the music of the invincible? There, in Tuléar, a whole region has been living for the last 25 years to the sound of saturated electric guitars and to the energized rhythm of the bass drums of zebu skin. In a land of music divided into tradition, evangelization and mainstream pop, the Tsapiky is the enfant terrible: untameable and as furious as it is exhilarated, it took shape on the fringes, inspired in the repertory of local "traditional" music that it intensified with an ultra-fast arrangement between the bass-drums-guitar, in which the high melodies and vocals weave together. A drastic remedy to the ambient misery, Tsapiky is everywhere: when people get married, buy a new car, circumcise their son, get depressed, bury their ancestors or exhume them to make merry together... there's a party! And it is Tsapiky that leads them all into the trance. Damily and his musicians fell in love with Tsapiky when teenagers, and Tsapiky has rewarded them well: together they have travelled through kilometres of bush with their sound system of fortune, playing for hours, for days and for nights, cut off from the world for over a decade. The group began travelling to Europe in 2006, and avoiding the usual circuits of musical production and formatting, they found a place both in underground parties and on the stages of international festivals, where they are hailed as ambassadors.

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