Régis Gizavo, Malagasy accordionist, Died at 58


Régis Gizavo was born on June 16, 1959 and died on July 16,2017.

He was a Malagasy accordionist.

Gizavo He was born in Tulear, Madagascar and began playing the accordion at a young age.

During 1990, Gizavo won the Radio France Internationale “Prix découvertes”.

Also to his two solo albums, Régis Gizavo has been a member of the Corsican group I Muvrini, and contributed to a range of recordings, including albums by the Cape Verdean singers Cesária Évora and Lura.

He also partnered with Louis Mhlanga and David Mirandon to record Stories, 2006 winner of KAOS (FM)’s Spin The Globe award.

Gizavo had partnered with four other musicians from Madagascar (Justin Vali, Fenoamby, Erick Manana, and Dama, leader of Mahaleo) to record an album together as the Madagascar All Stars.

Régis Gizavo passed away at 58 years old.