Eusèbe Jaojoby (born 29 July 1955) is a composer and singer of salegy,
a musical style of northwestern Madagascar. As one of the originators of
salegy and its variants malessa and baoenjy, he is credited with
transforming the genre from an obscure regional musical tradition into
one of national and international popularity. In 1972 Jaojoby started
performing with bands that were experimentally blending American soul
and funk with northwestern Malagasy musical traditions. He produced four
singles with The Players before the band broke up in 1979. He rose to
national prominence with his 1988 hit "Samy Mandeha Samy Mitady",
recorded his first full-length album in 1992, and went on to release
eight more full-length albums and tour extensively along with his wife
and adult children. He was Madagascar's Artist of the Year in 1998 and
1999 and the UN Population Fund's Goodwill Ambassador in 1999.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eus%C3%A8be_Jaojoby>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The Siege of Damascus ended in a decisive crusader defeat,
leading to the disintegration of the Second Crusade.
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, commemorating those who fought
and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars,
was formally inaugurated.
Korean War: U.S. Army 7th Cavalry Regiment troops concluded
four days of shootings of civilians, sparked by fears that columns of
refugees might contain North Korean spies.
A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people
watched the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer at St Paul's
Cathedral in London.
An overloaded passenger ferry capsized on the Kasai River in
Bandundu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, resulting in at
least 80 deaths.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Characteristic of a shipwreck.
2. (figuratively) Weak, feeble; shaky.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Is it not a pity, Guivric, that this Kalki will not
come in our day, and that we shall never behold his complete glory? I
cry a lament for that Kalki who will someday bring back to their
appointed places high faith and very ardent loves and hatreds; and who
will see to it that human passions are in never so poor a way to find
expressions in adequate speech and action. Ohé, I cry a loud lament for
Kalki! The little silver effigies which his postulants fashion and adore
are well enough: but Kalki is a horse of another color.
--James Branch Cabell
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