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Valiah Tube Zither – Ansirabe, Madagascar

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Antsirabe, Madagascar


Jesse Marks
Jonah Marks

Local Bamboo
The Valiha is a Tube Zither from Madagascar that is made from a local species of bamboo. The name Valiah is also used to describe a number of related zithers of differing shapes and materials. It is considered the national instrument of Madagascar and this is a recording of a young man demonstrating his technique while vending instruments.


Antsirabe, Madagascar