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Since 1993 Tarika have established a reputation for themselves on the world music circuit, and become successful enough to be called Madagascar's biggest musical export. Since 1993 Tarika have established a reputation for themselves on the world music circuit, and become successful enough to be called Madagascar's biggest musical export.
She introduced the foreigners to Sammy Andraimanahirana, then, along with her sister Norosoa, formed a band with same, called Tarika Sammy, who appeared on Current Modern Music of Madagascar (Globestyle) and the Henry Kaiser and David Lindley compilations A World out of Time.
After one complete album, Fanafody, the band split, with Andraimanahirana returning to folkloric sounds under the Tarika Sammy moniker, and the sisters continuing as just Tarika, using traditional Malagasy instruments, the valiha (tube harp), marovany (box zither), and kabosy (small local guitar) in addition to guitar, bass, and percussion, in a beefed-up sound.
While in Madagascar musicians rarely make a living from their art, Tarika saw the possibilities for the future, and relocated to London, which proved receptive to their sound when their debut, Bibiango was issued in 1994.