The European Union has allocated 15 million Euro to support six countries around the Indian Ocean to sustainably improve their Coastal and Marine Biodiversity. The project will be implemented by the Indian Ocean Commission. The six countries concerned are …

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The yearly festival of whales on the little island Ste Marie, off the east coast of Madagascar took place from the 4th to the 7th of July. Every year the humpback whales migrate from the Antarctic to the warm …

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In Madagascar the school finals are in August. And also in Madagascar pupils need to let off steam. So they did. How? Of course with music! Hundreds came to Centre Lambahoany on Sunday 25 August to celebrate their freedom …

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Centre Lambahoany is situated in the heart of Toamasina city. Our centre has 7 bungalows, a bar, a large garden and often there are cultural activities organised, such as music, dancing and art.    

 

The Madagascar pochard – arguably the world’s rarest bird – has bred successfully in captivity building hope that it can be saved from extinction.

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Sunday afternoon 11 December the past was brought to live at Centre Lambahoany. No less than eight groups of young rockers performed. It was a surprise that this music has so many followers in Toamasina, who with boundless energy sang, …

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MIVEHY consists of four nice, talented, young boys from Toamasina. They play beautiful music, inspired by the Malagasy musical traditions, that touched the heart strings of the audience that listened breathlessly on Friday evening 2 December at Centre Lambahoany. …

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And then Rola Gamana was welcomed at Centre Lambahoany. As part of his tour of Madagascar he called in at Toamasina and Centre Lambahoany appeared to be the best place for his concert. This innovator uses all kinds of …

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Friday 23 September many different lambahaony’s were to be admired at Centre Lambahoany. Dosy and Lucienne had organised an evening with different groups all dressed in multicoloured lambahoany’s. Traditional music Traditional instruments, traditional music, traditional clothing and traditional dance, …

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The true Darwin island A month of diversity spent in just a small part of a majestic country leaves me thinking how many wondrous things are left to see in this part of the world. An impression of our …

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Rap, R&B, Reggae en Roots, the ingredients of a sparkling show created by the two Rasta’s from Mahajanga, that rocked Centre Lambahoany. The local artist Shao Boana had already loosened up the audience, and with Mirajeky they could really …

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The weekend of 13-14 of August, Centre Lambahoany was host to the VAKOKA GASY traditional dance and music festival. Several groups performed different kinds of music and dance from several parts of Madagascar. One group of dancers after the …

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On June 26th Madagascar celebrates its independence. It is also the beginning of the school holidays. On the eve of the 26th there is a traditional display of fireworks. Party Centre Lambahoany For the first time there was also …

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June 26th is an important day in Madagascar, the day the country became independent after almost seventy years of French colonial rule. Traditionally in Toamasina, this day is commemorated with a parade on the Avenue de l’Indépendance, where all kinds of …

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For three days the Centre Lambahoany domain of the national radio station RTA. Starting at 7:30 in the morning several local music groups and bands made an appearance to play and give interviews. The recordings will be broadcasted nationwide …

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Recently we discovered a chameleon laying eggs in our garden. We have never seen this before, so we quickly got our camera and made a little video. Of course we will keep you updated as soon as the eggs …

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A new touristic site, a historic cave and the summit of the hill where once a king resided are now open to the public. It takes some stamina to arrive, but the stayers are rewarded! The cave is high …

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We have visited Fetraomby last spring and we must say it is very impressive. Travel Impression First we were taken by our guide to Brickaville to take some meat from the market for the next day and then into …

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Fetraomby celebrated World Tourism Day. It was at the same time an opportunity to inform the world about the beginning of several new projects in the vicinity. All projects have the same aim: nature conservation and community development, in …

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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, …

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