Tarika plays an infectious, bubbly dance music from the African island nation of Madagascar. This is no mere disco music, though the English translations of the lyrics show that in some parts of the world even dance music carries potent political messages.
Still, even the most self-righteous activist couldn't resist dancing to the grooves this quintet lays down. The vocals are smooth and charming, the stringed instruments are exotic yet near enough an acoustic guitar to sound familiar. And the songs themselves are fresh and accessible.
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