Régis Gizavo

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Régis Gizavo
Origin Tulear, Madagascar
Occupation(s) Accordionist
Associated acts Madagascar All Stars

Régis Gizavo is a Malagasy accordionist. He was born in Tulear, Madagascar and began playing the accordion at a young age.[1] In 1990 he won the Radio France Internationale "Prix découvertes".[2]

In addition to two solo albums, Régis Gizavo has been a member of the Corsican group I Muvrini,[3] and contributed to a range of recordings, including albums by the Cape Verdean singers Cesária Évora[4] and Lura.[5] Gizavo partnered with Louis Mhlanga and David Mirandon to record Stories,[6] 2006 winner of KAOS (FM)'s Spin The Globe award.[7] He later partnered with four other musicians from Madagascar (Justin Vali, Fenoamby, Erick Manana, and Dama, leader of Mahaleo) to record an album together as the Madagascar All Stars.[8]

Discography[edit]

  • Mikea (1996)
  • Samy Olombelo (2000)
  • Stories (2006)
  • Madagascar All Stars (2009)
  • Ilakake (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Régis Gizavo Biography". Label-Bleu.com. 2003. Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "RFI Musique - Prix RFI - Régis Gizavo" (in French). Radio France International. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Ian (1998). "Regis Gizavo: Big Box Man of Madagascar". RootsWorld. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  4. ^ Lusk, Jon (2003). "BBC - World Review - Cesaria Evora, Voz D'Amor". BBC. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  5. ^ de Pina and, Constânça; da Silva, Rita Vaz (18 October 2006). "Lura: "M'Bem di Fora" is the re-vindication of my origins". Asemana Online. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Régis Gizavo" (in French). Mondomix.com. 24 February 2002. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Stevens, Scott Allan (2006). "Spin The Globe/SoundRoots World Music Awards 2006". Earball.net. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Madagascar All Stars : Justin Vali - Régis Gizavo - Fenoamby - Erick Manana - Dama" (in French). Mondomix.com. 14 April 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2010.