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Writers/Performers: Paul-Bert Rahasimanana, Marie-Josephine Rasoarimalala, Norbert-Marie Rakototafika, and Jean-Roch Rakotomalala-Andrianasolo.
Directors/Producers: Vic Coppersmith-Heaven, David Hickman, Jean Chrys Randrianatoandro, Viky Bé, and Richard Evans.
Photographers: Doug Allan and Simon Peers.
Illustrators: Malcolm Garrett and Casper de Graaf.
Additional Contributors/Actors: Luc-Henri Barege, Laurent Razafindraibe, Bruno Randrianasivelo, Panayotis Dourantonis, Herilalao Clement Andrianasolo, Thierry Fabre, Rakoto Frah, and Roger Georges.
Languages: English and Malagasy
Dimensions: 142mm x 125mm x 10mm
Running Time: 48 minutes

Item Identification Code (UID#): 469
Shelving Location: Multimedia
Estimated Value: £9.00
Purchase Date: 14 November 2002
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Island of Ghosts


Real World Records / WOMAD (1991).
Audio CD

17 Malagasy tracks incorporating traditional Malagasy instruments such as the valiha, marovany, and kabosy. The songs on this CD have vocals in Malagasy, but the accompanying 6-page booklet is in English. The music was originally commissioned for the film Madagascar: Island of Ghosts.


  • Madagasikara [Madagascar]
  • Hazo Avo [Tall Tree]
  • Mbola Tsara [How Are You?]
  • Maki (instrumental) [Lemur]
  • Kila [Burn]
  • Dia Maninona [What's Wrong With You?]
  • Mazava Atsinanana (traditional) [Sunrise]
  • Mitopa (instrumental)
  • Midona
  • Tsingy [Limestone Pinnacles]
  • Haikan'ny Babakoto [Song of the Indris]
  • May (instrumental)
  • Hazofotsy [White Tree]
  • Salegy
  • Betsiboka [Betsiboka River]
  • Gasigasy
  • Soa [Good]


  • Recorded at Mars Studios, Antananarivo, Madagascar.
  • Rossy is the alias of musician Paul-Bert Rahasimanana.

Condition of Item

Very Good.

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