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NEW ALBUM

Following up a highly acclaimed first album, this Malagasy supergroup returns with Diavola (Moon), reinventing traditional musical styles – tsapiky, jihe, beko – with unequalled artistry.

“All was bliss for two hours…thanks to mellifluous music from Madagascar, produced by incredibly talented trio Toko Telo.” Sage Gateshead, Newcastle

“A full house in rapt attendance for Malagasy-speaking supergroup Toko Telo.” National Centre for Early Music, York

“Sunshine and warmth flowed down from the stage.” The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

“The music of Toko Telo creates a hypnotic pull. At the same time it is highly melodies, soulful and of the highest singer-songwriter art.” Stanser Musiktagen, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

#1: Spin The Globe Top 10 Albums June 2017
#1: Global Village Top 40 Albums July 2017
#1: Transglobal World Music Chart August 2017
#7: Transglobal World Music Chart 2017 Top 100
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. Angel Romero, World Music Central.org

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

A really enjoyable experience as Monika’s voice soars over the intricate accompaniments. Vic Smith, fRoots Magazine

Ils forment le superbe trio Toko Telo. Patrick Labesse, Le Monde

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