African music lovers,
Sounds over Seattle presents Madagascar’s daughter Razia Said at the Royal Room August 17. Malagasy fusion reflecting the singer/songwriter’s nomadic life and multicultural background. Despite the use of upright bass and viola, the songs–by turns wistful, upbeat and personal–remain inexorably tethered to Madagascar.
Razia is a singer/songwriter/bandleader from Madagascar who has made her home in New York City. Razia Said’s nomadic life has taken her across Africa to France, Italy, Ibiza, Bali and New York City, but despite these wanderings, her heart and soul remains inexorably tethered to Madagascar, the land of her birth. Her musical explorations have also been wide ranging, and over the years Razia has experimented with French chanson, rock, jazz and even smooth, Sade-style R&B. But it took reaching back to her cultural roots for Razia to uncover her true artistic calling as one of African music’s most promising talents.
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