Songs from Movies


A vocal, string, and percussion ensemble from Madagascar, and "Madagascar's greatest export". Tarika, "The Band" in Malagasy, is led by two sisters, Hanitra and Noro. The rhythms are catchy, the music lively and ideal for dancing to. Some of the music has a political message: Son Egal refers to the violent Malagasy Uprising of 1947 involving Senegalese soldiers; Allo Cheri ("Hello Darling") speaks of colonial exploitation; while Soul Makassar sees Hanitra travelling to Indonesia to discover the origins of her people. Read more on

Tarika has 4 songs that have been featured in movies like The Nanny Diaries and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. What is your favorite song by Tarika?


Songs from Tarika

Raitra (Big Island Radio Mix)
Tsy Kivy
Be My Baby (Malalako)