Music, music, music. Slam or the African sound of the Antanadroy traditional music, the ever popular salegy, but also hip hop and drum rolls that accompanied the acrobats. It happened at Centre Lambahoany during the weekend of 24, 25, 26 September. No less than 25 groups made an appearance.
The Angaredona festival is a yearly event in the Capital Antananarivo, an initiative of the internationally acknowledged jazz- and world musician Rajery. Last year was a try-out for an Angaredona in the provinces. Centre Lambahoany in Toamasina had the honour. That was much to everyone’s liking. The local organisation Kolon’Art ran their feet off to fix things up, these last months. It paid off, it was an overwhelming success!
Friday evening was the pre-festival for invited guests with the three best groups in town: Mivehy, Ny Zanaboanio and our very B-Sarouk. Those three also closed the show on Sunday. That day the festival was free. In the afternoon the coming talented youth had the stage: Tony Velonarivo, Miarakandro, Satreky alternating with better known groups as Ragnetse, Tsilavina du Sud and Rababalah. And there was a reggae band of course. The public could not get enough of it and it was almost midnight – hours later than planned – before B-Sarouk’s basesa could intoxicate the public one last time. A worthy end of a worthy festival.