Monday, May 17, 2010

Vola Sy Noro



Had a nice time in Montreal over the weekend. The weather was great yesterday and we spent the afternoon basking in the sun like cats. Just before heading back over the border, I was in the usual situation of having a two dollar coin burning a hole in my pocket. I was in a record store and instinctively headed for the dollar bin. Noel record after Noel record. And then, suddenly, the two South Asian 45s above. I'm embarrassed to say that I have no idea of their national origin. I want to say Indonesian? The top one is especially good. Lovely laid-back vernacular pop with fuzz guitar and loping bass-line. Perfect track to kick off the summer. And I love the sleeves and typography. The shaggy hair and hospital-issue keyboard. Seems like everyone was having fun at the photoshoot that day.

6 comments:

  1. they are both from Madagascar (malagasy people are very similar to Indonesians), nice find x

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  2. "Hospital Issue Keyboard". HAHA, totally.

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  3. As Fanja said, both records are from Madagascar, so it's South African rather than South Asian music. Both acts were actually very popular, especially Vola sy Noro - a couple of her tracks are available on YouTube. Sadly, she passed away a few years ago. She was only in her Fifties, iirc.

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  4. Hi,
    can you please put these on Mediafire or Megaupload!?
    PLEASE!
    thank you!

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