The Wake Up Madagascar Tour Comes to North America Featuring Jaojoby, Razia, Charles Kely and Saramba.

June 11, 2012 — 
An unprecedented line up of artists from Madagascar touring to “turn up the volume on illegal logging”.
The Wake Up Madagascar Tour begins on July 13th. Featuring Jaojoby, Razia,Charles Kely and Saramba.
A magical concert experience with a mission:
To end illegal logging in the rainforests of Madagascar and to support the Lacey Act in the U.S.

Singer, songwriter and environmental activist Razia Said spent her childhood in the vanilla-growing region of Madagascar's northeast coast. After years of living abroad, she returned to discover her country's landscape ravaged by illegal loggingslash & burn agriculture and the impact of climate change.

In an effort to raise awareness of this critical situation in her homeland, Razia has brought together some of Madagascar's most outstanding musicians and dancers to create The Wake Up Madagascar Tour, which will be appearing on stages across the US and Canada in July. The Wake Up Madagascar tour features leading Malagasy musicians JaojobyRaziaCharles Kely and Saramba in an uplifiting celebration of salegy music. With its heart-pounding rhythms, rippling guitars, lush vocal harmonies, bouncy accordion and hip-shaking dance moves, salegy represents the soul and spirit of Madagascar and is the music that makes Madagascar dance. 

Learn more about the cause behind Wake Up Madagascar in this excellent short film entitled Something's Moving In The Forest or visit



Wake Up Madagascar is touring North America in July 2012 and again in Spring 2013. Purchase tickets & find the full, up-to-date show listings on the Wake Up Madagascar tour page.
FRI July 13 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
SAT July 14 Madison, WI La Fête de Marquette
SUN July 15 Chicago, IL Martyr's
TUE July 17 Toronto, ON Lula Lounge
WED July 18 Montreal, QC Festival Nuits D'Afrique
THU July 19 Somerville, MA Johnny D's
FRI July 20 Northampton, MA Iron Horse
SAT July 21 New York City, NY Le Poisson Rouge
TUE July 24 San Francisco, CA Yoshi's Jazz Club
THU July 26 Pasadena, CA Levitt Pavilion