Sarazino's Everyday Salama is out now worldwide.

May 22, 2012 — 

"Sarazino’s mix of hip-hop, reggae, Algerian rai, Latin American grooves and funk is deliciously good." - World Music


"Upbeat, irresistibly catchy songs" - Nat Geo Music


What kind of music would come from a person who was born the son of a diplomat in Algeria, raised in various West African countries, educated in Montreal and now calls Quito, Ecuador home? While the answer might surprise you, it certainly won’t disappoint. Sarazino’s music takes an exotic array of ingredients, including Latin grooves, reggae, hip-hop, funk, African beats and throws them into a musical melting pot. The result is spicy, a feast for the senses and leaves you wanting more. Everyday Salama, Sarazino's new album being released today, features a number of special guests including Sabina Sciubba (from Brazilian Girls), Rootz UndergroundNovalimaSierra Leone's Refugee All StarsLuisa Maita and many others.


Everyday Salama is available at your favorite retail outlet as well as online at the Cumbancha Official Store, iTunes and

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The album opens appropriately with “El Fugitivo” (The Fugitive), which Sarazino describes as “a song for the cosmopolitan traveler - for those who have no flag. Its a song about the price that must be paid for real freedom.” Lead vocals are shared with Amparo Sanchez, a Spanish singer best known as the leader for the pioneering mestizo band Amparanoia. Track 2, “Caminaré Por Babylon” (I Will Walk Through Babylon), with its ukulele backbeat, Latin grooves, sonic effects and lyrical content will remind many listeners of Manu Chao, one of Sarazino’s clearest influences and inspirations. Leading Jamaican reggae band Rootz Underground joins Sarazino on “Lunes Vudu,” a surefire radio hit with a chorus that’s stickier then a sweaty tank top on a hot Caribbean day.

Rare is the album in which every track is a winner, but Sarazino has created one memorable song after another for Everyday Salama. The hits keep coming with “Es Mi Momento” (Its My Moment), featuring Ecuador-based Nigerian rapper Niyo Pumpin, a fresh new discovery that makes numerous appearances on the album. Sarazino sings of his desire to see all of the places in the world he has yet to visit, “From Cape Town to Cairo’s streets / Playing in Malabo / From Mostar to Belgrade / Zumbahua, Port Antonio / Where I have never been before / From the top of Aconcagua to a party in Managua / Chicago, Manila / It’s my moment!” It’s a sing-along anthem that is destined to make regular appearances at soccer stadiums worldwide.

In an album filled with highlights it difficult to single out individual tracks, but standouts will surely include the title track, Sarazino’s silky duet with Sabina Sciubba, the lead singer for über-hipster New York indie band Brazilian Girls. Also making appearances are Afro-Peruvian electronica pioneers Novalima and sultry Brazilian singer Luísa Maita, . African stars Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars join Sarazino on “Vagaré” (I Will Wander), a song about roaming the world in search of love. The album closes with the heartfelt “Africa Viva”, a tribute to the continent where Lamine Fellah was born and raised.





Sarazino will be touring the US and Canada in July 2012 (dates below) and Europe in August (details coming soon). Check Sarazino's tour page regularly for the latest tour dates.

THU July 12 Madison, WI La Fête de Marquette
FRI July 13 Boston, MA

French Cultural Center

TUE July 17 New York, NY SOBs (with Sergent Garcia) 
WED July 18 Montreal, QC Club Ballatou
SUN July 22 S. Burlington, VT Higher Ground (with Sergent Garcia)

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