This album is the outcome of Razia’s personal journey that began early in 2007 when she returned to Madagascar to reconnect with the land she left as a child. She travelled around the country for six weeks with a film crew and band of musicians and saw the damage that was being done to the land. The results of this journey are captured in a lilting array of songs that are featured on Zebu Nation. There is also an interactive website with pictures, songs and video clips from this journey.
The music weaves Malagasy traditional music styles like tsapiky and salegy with more contemporary styles to create soulful and percussive songs that are exquisite to listen to and give the feeling of being on an Indian Ocean Island.
Madagascar is home to thousands of unique plants and fauna and is the world’s fourth largest island. Already one third of its native vegetation has disappeared in the past thirty years. As it is a very poor country the need for education around
sustainability is beyond urgent.
Available from Putamayo World Music outlets, throughout the country.
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