Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Preserve and Protect: Razia and "Tiako Ro"

Tiako Ro by Razia on Grooveshark

Today's random tune is by Razia, which is the performing name of Razia Said. Razia gets influence for her music from Fela Kuti and Papa Wemba and incorporates R&B and jazz. Originally from Madagascar, she has lived in many places, including France, Italy, Bali and New York City. This song, Tiako Ro, is from her 2010 album Zebu Nation. The album was the result of many trips back to Madagascar and meetings with the country's most prominent band Njava. They inspired her to write songs in Malagasay, and the album is focused on preservation and conservation Madagascar's environment.