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Founded and led by southern Madagascar-born football player-turned-vocalist Augustin Tirike (given birth to Enomearry Augustin Etirinday), Tirike produced a thrilling, Malagasy, dance music and tsapiky. The group combines ultra-fast rhythms, electrifying electric guitar and keyboards interplay, and call-and-response music featuring Tirike’s performing in the Mahafaly dialect. The band’s ideal success emerged when the tune “Ovay Fombanao” was a finalist on the RFI Decouvertes in 1995.

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