Mahaleo :: Izahay Mpamita

Strut Records released a killer compilation last month, Alefa Madagascar: Salegy, Soukous & Soul from the Red Island 1974-1984, documenting the synth dance boogies and call-and-response folk rhythms that grew out of the island’s cross-pollination of cultures. One particular cut has been on steady repeat as of late: “Izahay Mpamita” by Mahaleo.