Razia - Zebu Nation
- Jan Fairley
- 17 February 2010
As far away as Madagascar is, the irresistible rhythms of the music of newcomer Razia make it feel a lot closer. Razia is a beautiful person in looks, heart and mind and uses her strikingly fresh voice for well crafted dance songs with a clear message.
Her passion here is the need to do everything possible about climate change – and the environmental destruction brought by slash and burn agriculture. ‘Mifohaza Wake Up’ is a call to arms to bury petty differences of opinion, while ‘Ny Alantsika’ is a lament from the trees and animals.