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 supportthe 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 logging, slash & 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 Jaojoby, Razia, Charles 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.