Razia's "Zebu Nation" Available Now Worldwide on Cumbancha Discovery.
FEBRUARY 2010— Seeking to raise awareness of the critical impact of slash and burn agriculture and climate change in her native Madagascar, singer Razia Said has created a stunning and moving album of original songs entitled Zebu Nation. Now available worldwide, the album celebrates the wealth of Malagasy musical culture and environmental biodiversity. 10% of the net profits from the sale of Zebu Nation will be used to plant trees in Madagascar.
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"evocative new fusion... rooted firmly in Malagasy tradition." - Nat Geo Music
"A disk with sincerity and heart." - Songlines, 4 stars
"An album of rare beauty and commitment." - Music-News, 4 stars
"Insistent, hypnotic rhythms share the bill with ethereal ballads...consistently seductive." - Boston Globe
"4 stars" - Financial Times
For six weeks in 2006, Razia and her musicians traveled around Madagascar, and discovered along the way the environmental damage taking place as the result of unfettered slash and burn agriculture and climate change. Razia's longing to protect and preserve the environmental and cultural heritage of her homeland permeates the songs on the album, and gives Zebu Nation a powerful, real-world significance.