The music of Madagascar was ushered in to the contemporary era by such performers as Etienne Ramboatiana. Affectionately referred to as Bamboul, Ramboatiana was the initial musician to possess an electric electric guitar in the Madagascan community of Antananarivo. Originally taught to try out violin at age eight by an uncle, Ramboatiana turned to keyboards four years afterwards. Advancing quickly over the device, he became the organist at Andohalo Cathedral at age 18. He still left the positioning to function in a music shop. An extended evening membership stint with Odiam Rakoto shown Ramboatiana to Madagascan folklore and traditional music. He later on used Naly Rakotofiringa and documented with Ramamy Malagasy. Between 1958 and 1965, he toured Africa and India having a circus band.