A group of rappers in Madagascar is modernizing their island’s music by blending traditional genres with Western-style rapping, slamming and beat-boxing. They recently organized a Malagasy hip-hop festival, and hope to export their unique style of music abroad.
Travel to Madagascar, and Andringitra in particular, is a rugged adventure sure to pique the interest of travelers. A spectacular array of landscape changes, animals and plants lie within the park boundaries, but equally awe-inspiring are the stories of the Malagasy living in and around Andringitra. Their ability to turn their home into an off-the-beaten [...]
The Northern part of Madagascar is well-known for its diversity of landscapes, vegetation and even weather; the climate is agreeable with distinct wet and dry seasons. The island is comprised of six provinces and is the world’s fourth largest island. The Northern part of Madagascar is known as ‘tropical north’ as it boasts pleasant weather, [...]
The combination of crippling poverty and a lack of visible job opportunities have pushed children in many African countries to work in gold mines to earn meager wages, often with the blessing of their parents, who are desperate for any income to put food in their families’ bellies. With the child labor market thriving in [...]
Summertime is the season of the sequels and 2012 has been no different. The Avengers, Men in Black 3, Prometheus and Madagascar 3 are all currently in theaters and continuations of widely successful franchises; the eagerly anticipated The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spiderman will hit theaters in the next few weeks. The Atlantic [...]