I wasn't stating my question as a critique. In my mind I have no doubt that Madagascar has no connection to anything latin. It was a French colony inhabited by East Indians with Senegalese colonial soldiers. There is likely more latin cultural influence in England than in Madagascar, after all England conquered numerous Spanish colonies along with the inhabitants and their culture. What intrigues me is that someone had any (albeit incorrect) info about Madagascan culture.
From what I have read so far, Congo was one of the most developed African countries in terms of music in the late 1800s and early 1900s and a lot of other west and south African beats are derived from what Congo had then, correct?