Thursday, October 22, 2015

Desecration: Razia and "Slash and Burn"

Today's song is by Razia Said, also known as Razia, who hails from Madagascar. Drawing on her African influences and incorporating R&B and jazz, she records many songs in the Malagasay language, and aims the point of her songs toward protection and preservation of Madagascar's environment. A self-proclaimed nomad who has lived in Africa, France, Italy, Ibiza, Bali and New York City, she entertains us here with her song Slash and Burn. Recorded in English, it is an indictment of some of the techniques used in Madagascar to clear forest land. Slash and Burn can be found on her 2010 album Zebu Nation.