Lanyu / Orchid Island
Sammy Andriamalalaharijaona (that's really his name!), is a luthier, mufti- instrumentalist, and the former leader and artistic director of the globally success Malagasy band “Tarika Sammy”.
Back in Jan' 2017 in Madagascar...
Ever since we came across a youtube clip performed by Alena Murang, we fell in love with her voice and Sape', the instrument of Orang Ulu people.
I still remember the first conversation we had via email, “Are you game to travel into the interiors?” she asked. I even remember the time when I opened google maps and couldn’t find the destinations we were talking about. We arrived in Long Peluan after few flights including a propeller planes and 4 hours of bumpy