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Justin Vali

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 January 2010

Lucy Duran visits the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar to discover its remarkable music. She profiles musician Justin Vali and records his Malagasy Orkestra, an all-star collection of the island's best musical talent.

Presented by Lucy Duran
Produced by James Parkin

Music and featured items

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Meeting Justin Vali

    Lucy Duran introduces Valiha player Justin Vali, one of the island’s best loved musicians.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Rakotozafy
      00:00

      Rakotozafy Tromba Tune

      Artists: Justin Vali & Paddy Bush BBC Recording made at the Hotel Victory, Tulear, 14th September 2009

    • Image for Justin Vali
      00:02

      Justin Vali Lalana

      Performers: The Malagasy Orchestra BBC Recording made at the Le Paille en queue Hotel, Tulear 10th September 2009

  • The Valiha

    Justin Vali explains about the construction of the ‘ancestral valiha’.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Justin Vali
      00:12

      Justin Vali Vatomasina

      BBC Recording made at the Hotel Victory, Tulear, 14th September 2009

  • Danger in Tulear

    Lucy describes the political turmoil in Tulear and being thrown out of their hotel.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Justin Vali
      00:19

      Justin Vali Masoala

      Performers: The Malagasy Orchestra BBC Recording made at the Le Paille en queue Hotel, Tulear 10th September 2009

  • Justin Vali's past

    Justin Vali talks about his life and how he was discovered whilst working in the forests.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Justin Vali
      00:29

      Justin Vali Faly Faly

      BBC Recording made at the Hotel Victory, Tulear, 14th September 2009

  • Madagascar's distinctive musical style

    Lucy describes Madagascar’s remoteness and how this provides a distinctive musical style.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Crysantho
      00:36

      Crysantho Milamina

      Performers: The Malagasy Orchestra BBC Recording made at the Le Paille en queue Hotel, Tulear 10th September 2009

    • Image for Jean Piso

      Jean Piso Andranokototo

      Performers: The Malagasy Orkestra BBC Recording made at the Le Paille en queue Hotel, Tulear 10th September 2009

  • Justin and becoming a star

    Justin Vali tells how he became a star in Madagascar and performs a song about ‘blessing’.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Justin Vali
      00:46

      Justin Vali Tsodoranao (Sudran or Blessing)

      BBC Recording made at the Hotel Victory, Tulear, 14th September 2009

  • Lucy ends her trip to Tulear

    Justin Vali performs a song about the people of two tribes who are at war

  • Music Played

    • Image for The Malagasy Orchestra
      00:54

      The Malagasy Orchestra Arivo Modi Masaondro

      Traditional tune BBC Recording made at the Le Paille en queue Hotel, Tulear 10th September 2009

  • Justin Vali

    Justin Vali

  • Lucy and Justin

    Lucy and Justin

    Lucy Duran (right) with Justin Vali

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