Madagascar Slim will perform Sunday, September 27, 2009, 8:30pm at Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, south of Bloor, in Toronto (Canada). The Canada-based Malagasy guitarist will be presenting his latest CD, Good Life, Good Living. A trio version of the pan-African a cappella ensemble Soul Influence will support the concert with their vocal prowess as the opening set.
Listening to Jimi Hendrix in Antananarivo Madagascar, a teenage dreamer could only imagine he would become one of Canada’s top guitar slingers. Randriamananjara Radofa Besata Jean Longin aka Madagscar Slim went to a Quebec missionary high school that eventually led to his parents sending him to study accounting in the cold foreign land of Canada. Now a festival and club favourite, Madagascar Slim performs a powerful blend of Malagasy tradition fused with the blues.
With his last solo CD OmniSource, Slim captured the World Music Juno Award in 1998, which was followed with Juno Awards for his collaboration involving Bill Bourne and Lester Quitzau aka TriContinental (2001) and CBC Records’ African Guitar Summit (2005).
Slim has spent five years preparing his latest body of work as the recording Good Life, Good Living. He has toured Canada, the U.S. and Europe, guitar in hand, bringing his own brand of African Blues to delighted audiences. It has been a Good Life so far. Good Life, Good Living, Good Music.
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