Afro-Latin Reggae Nomadic Band Sarazino Will Tour North America in Summer of 2010

Sarazino -  Ya Foy!
Sarazino – Ya Foy!
Currently based in the high Andean mountains of Quito (Ecuador), Sarazino is the brainchild of Lamine Fellah, a musician, songwriter and producer whose nomadic life is reflected in the multicultural influences in his songs. Fellah is a true child of a globalized world and Sarazino’s music draws on reggae, Latin and African grooves, Arabic music and catchy, international pop to create an upbeat celebration of the diverse world we all share.

This summer, Sarazino tours North America for the first time, performing at celebrated venues including San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival, the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and Montreal’s Nuits d’Afrique as well as sharing bills with superstars such as Mos Def, Angélique Kidjo and the Skatalites. He will be promoting his latest album, Ya Foy!.

Born in Constantine, Algeria, Fellah’s father was a diplomat who brought the family to live in Spain and Switzerland as well as the African countries of Burundi and Burkina Faso. The young Fellah was inspired by the music that surrounded him, from Spanish flamenco and North African rai, to Afrobeat and roots reggae. Fellah moved to Montreal for college and made the musically active Canadian city his home for fifteen years. His global travels eventually led him to Quito, Ecuador where he fell in love with Latin America and its music and decided to settle there to focus on recording and producing.

Ya Foy! (which means “no problem” in the Dioula language of West Africa), the acclaimed album that was released last year on Cumbancha Discovery, includes guest appearances by Jamaican reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals fame, as well as toaster Blanquito Man from the Latin ska/rock band King Chango. With a mix of African vocals, jamming electric guitar riffs, dancehall shout outs and fun, funky reggae Sarazino’s musical mélange is a savory stew of catchy, upbeat songs that offer a soundtrack for a true world party.

Ya Foy Tour 2010

06-17-2010 San Jose, CA
Music in the Park

06-19-2010 Boonville, CA
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

06-20-2010 San Francisco, CA
Stern Grove

06-23-2010 Santa Cruz, CA
Moe’s Alley

06-24-2010 San Diego, CA
World Beat Center

06-25-2010 Pasadena, CA
Levitt Pavillion

06-26-2010 Ensenada, Mexico
Culture Beat

07-02-2010 Dornbirn, Austria
Oregano Festival

07-07-2010 Miami, FL

07-08-2010 Boston, MA
Johnny D’s

07-09-2010 Middlebury, VT
Middlebury College

07-10-2010 Cabot, VT
Festivus for the Restivus: The Manifestivus

07-11-2010 New Haven, VT

07-14-2010 New York, NY

07-15-2010 Philadelphia, PA
The Kimmel Center

07-16-2010 Montreal, QC
Nuit’s D’Afrique

07-17-2010 Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Folk Music Festival

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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