TALILEMA is formed by two exceptionally talented and versatile artists from Madagascar: TALIKE & KILEMA.
Kilema, author - composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays traditional Malagasy instruments such as: the kabosy, mandolin, belamaky, the marovany, the valiha, the katsa.
Talike Gellé, author - composer, singer, dancer, percussionist and storyteller. She has mastered numerous traditional vocal techniques such as GAGNAOKE (song of the forest), the execution of guttural sounds, the DRIMOTSE (clearing the throat which gives a drum sound), the DABO-TATRA (percussive beats in the chest) and the JERA-FE (percussive beats of the legs). TALILEMA takes us to the discovery of the big island of Madagascar. On stage the duo emerges from a strength and an accomplice out of joint.
The Talilema duo was awarded last 30. August 2011 with the 3rd. place in the International Music Festival Sharq Taronalari in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. This festival is a competition that takes precedence above all on the culture of the world and consists of 11 jury members specialized in "world music". About 300 musicians and singers from 56 countries participated in this year’s festival.