B-Sarouk, the local houseband of Centre Lambahoany, has recorded a special song for Centre Lambahoany. B-Sarouk, which means “big hat” in Malagasy, has played many times already on the stage at the centre and plays mainly Basesa.
The band was formed in 2007 and consists of six young talented musicians from Toamasina. In 2008 the band has been chosen as artist of the year by TREMPLIN at the Alliance Francaise. In 2009 they had their first performance at Centre Lambahoany, together with Raoul of the famous Malagasy band Mahaleo. In 2009 again they have been named the most talented band by different prominent bands like Mahaleo, Mila & Davis and Samoela. B-Sarouk plays both Basesa, a traditional style of music of the Betsimisaraka (the ethnic group of people who mainly live in Toamasina), and Malagasy Betsimisaraka blues (acoustic).
B-Sarouk aims to become a succesfull band and will always do its best to promote the music of Madagascar, especially which originates from the area of Toamasina.
The Lambahoany song describes the following in its lyrics:
– The lambahoany as it is used by the Malagasy people (rectangle cloth),
– “Viary tsara anaty lambahoany” means, beautiful girl, which is loved by everyone,
– The song is also about the centre and it’s importance for the local community. About the cultural events, the tourists and the parties that are held here.
If you would like to know more about B-Sarouk and it upcoming first album, please contact us.