Listen to valiha music, official instruments of Madagascar

A valiha is a special zither traditionally made in Madagascar from a local type of giant bamboo. It has a lovely sound, and there's a clear throughline from traditional songs played on a valiha to music of the Caribbean.

One of the best-known players is Bana Rahalahy:

Another demonstration by Bana:

Finally, a lovely cover of Somewhere over the Rainbow.

Valiha - African instrument (YouTube / Mars Mamer)

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