Monday, May 17, 2010

SARAZINO BRINGS EXCITING AFRO-LATIN REGGAE PARTY GROOVES TO STAGES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA THIS SUMMER




“Ya Foy Tour” Begins June 17th

“Simply good pop/rock and reggae songs with enough exoticism and class to stand out from the crowd.” – Allmusic.com

“A vibrant, bubbly mix of reggae, funk, hip-hop, even raï…it’s quite catchy!” – Pop Matters

"Reggae, but not quite like any reggae you’ve heard before (although some of Manu Chao’s music comes close).
Relentlessly upbeat, totally cool." – Boston Herald




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MAY 2010 – Based in the high Andean mountains of Quito Ecuador, Sarazino is the brainchild of Lamine Fellah, a musician, songwriter and producer whose nomadic life is reflected in the multicultural influences in his songs. Fellah is a true child of a globalized world and Sarazino’s music draws on reggae, Latin and African grooves, Arabic music and catchy, international pop to create an upbeat celebration of the diverse world we all share.
   
This summer, Sarazino tours North America for the first time, performing at celebrated venues including San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival, the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and Montreal's Nuits d’Afrique as well as sharing bills with superstars such as Mos Def, Angélique Kidjo and the Skatalites.
   
Born in Constantine, Algeria, Fellah’s father was a diplomat who brought the family to live in Spain and Switzerland as well as the African countries of Burundi and Burkina Faso. The young Fellah was inspired by the music that surrounded him, from Spanish flamenco and North African raï, to Afrobeat and roots reggae. Fellah moved to Montreal for college and made the musically active Canadian city his home for fifteen years. His global travels eventually led him to Quito, Ecuador where he fell in love with Latin America and its music and decided to settle there to focus on recording and producing.

Ya Foy! (which means “no problem” in the Dioula language of West Africa), the acclaimed album that was released last year on Cumbancha Discovery, includes guest appearances by Jamaican reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals fame, as well as toaster Blanquito Man from the Latin ska/rock band King Chango. With a mix of African vocals, jamming electric guitar riffs, dancehall shout outs and fun, funky reggae Sarazino's musical mélange is a savory stew of catchy, upbeat songs that offer a soundtrack for a true world party.

06-17-2010, San Jose, CA, Music in the Park
06-19-2010, Boonville, CA, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
06-20-2010, San Francisco, CA, Stern Grove
06-23-2010, Santa Cruz, CA, Moe's Alley
06-24-2010, San Diego, CA, World Beat Center
06-25-2010, Pasadena, CA, Levitt Pavillion
06-26-2010, Ensenada, Mexico, Culture Beat
07-02-2010, Dornbirn, Austria, Origano Festival
07-01-2010, Miami, FL, Bardot-Miami
07-08-2010, Somerville, MA, Johnny D's
07-09-2010, Middlebury, VT, Middlebury College
07-10-2010, Cabot, VT, Festivus for the Restivus: The Manifestivus
07-11-2010, New Haven, VT, Tourterelle
07-14-2010, New York, NY, SOB's
07-15-2010, Philadelphia, PA, The Kimmel Center
07-16-2010, Montreal, QC, Nuit's D'Afrique
07-17-2010, Vancouver, BC, Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Click here to download the press release PDF

For more information contact Simeon @ Cumbancha
For press photos, biography, videos and more, visit: http://www.cumbancha.com/sarazino/press

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