Appalled by the environmental destruction taking place in her native Madagascar as a result of climate change and slash and burn agriculture, singer Razia Said has created an inspired musical call to action. Buoyed by the irresistible rhythms and catchy melodies of traditional Malagasy music, Razia adds an accessible contemporary approach and engaging song craft to create an album with a timely message and timeless beauty.
A Soulful and Poignant Musical Call for an End to Environmental and Cultural Destruction...read more
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.