I met this lovely duo in Samarkand where they competed for a prize at the Sharq Taronalari festival. They invited me to videotape their rehearsal, which turned out to be lucky for me, as I have not been able to obtain any of the footage from the main stage of the Festival, even though it was promised to me many times over!
As soon as I heard these two musicians, I knew there was something sweet and special about them. I crossed my fingers that they would get some sort of prize. And they did. Despite the extraordinarily political machinations of the prize-giving, they placed third!
“Talilema” is Talika and Kilema, both from Madagascar, now living in Europe.
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