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#1: Spin The Globe Top 10 Albums June 2017
#1: Global Village Top 40 Albums July 2017
#1: Transglobal World Music Chart August 2017
Mundofonías Favorites August 2017
fRoots compilation CD August/September 2017
Top 10: World Music Charts Europe October 2017

Toy Raha Toy is an impeccable album representing music rooted in the traditions of southern Madagascar, performed by three world-class musicians.  
Angel Romero, World Music Central.org

…album after album, tour after tour (when they happened at all), Malagasy acts have failed to achieve sufficient sales numbers, and today, it is rare to find an international release or touring group from this vast Indian Ocean island in North America. Given that history, it is risky to predict that this is the album that will change the tide. And yet, I am ready to do just that.
Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide

Amazing album. Eleni Ziliaskopoulou, Planet Radio 90,6 FM

The relaxed performances of three masters of the genre, who are clearly enjoying one another’s company, make for a really enjoyable experience as Monika’s voice soars over the intricate accompaniments.
Vic Smith, fRoots Magazine

Ils forment le superbe trio Toko Telo. Une guitare, un ­accordéon, des voix pour conter leur île, les voleurs de zébus ou le peuple forestier Mikea à qui l’on a pris les arbres. Patrick Labesse, Le Monde

Toko Telo is a perfectly matched, matured and virtuoso trio that pulls you into the strangely familiar melodies and the slightly tricky rhythms of Madagascar.  
Willi Klopottek, Woxx

 The sun shines through on every track. Jim Hickson, Songlines

 

 

 

This album is a highly-anticipated return of bass virtuoso Linley Marthe…Zawinul’s comment regarding Marthe tells the story: “I don’t know if there is anybody who can touch him in terms of overall bass playing.”…I can honestly say that [Monika Njava] is probably the most powerful female vocalist alive today…I am blown away by guitarist Joël Rabesolo’s mastery of his instrument…VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
5-star CD Baby

Quelle énergie dans ce magnifique disque. Des musiciens admirables. Monika Njava est extra. Et que dire de Linley Marthe, ce bassiste prodigieux, qui nous montre encore une fois la pertinence de ses expériences musicales.
5-star Amazon FR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A musician who seems to know everyone told me that Monika (whom I’d never heard of) was ‘The voice of Madagascar’. Four weeks later when we left, I knew what he meant.
Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide

Her powerful voice and explosive presence radiate pure emotion…
Kultur – Zeitschrift für Kultur und Gesellschaft

Her album Haizina allows her to show her true personality. It is an opus of well-crafted compositions.
Midi-Madagasikara