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ritual
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Music (famadihana, hira gasy)
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House of World Cultures

Rakoto Frah, who died in 2001 at the age of 80, was a master of Madagascar´s flute, the sodina, and impressed even jazz musicians like Ornette Coleman with his personal style and phrasing. He composed several hundred songs, made his own instruments and was known on Madagascar for appearing not only...

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Crossroads:
Ritual
Genre (Subgenres):
Musik (Famadihana, Hira gasy)

Der im Herbst 2001 im Alter von ca. 80 Jahren verstorbene Rakoto Frah war ein Meister der madagassischen Flöte „Sodina“, die er mit seiner eigentümlichen Spielweise und Phrasierung so perfekt beherrschte, dass er auch Jazzmusiker wie Ornette Coleman begeisterte. Der Komponist von weit...

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