Review: Sarazino - Everyday Salama
|Date of Release:||2012/05/22|
|Country of Release:||US|
|Sub-Genre/s:||Word Beat, Latin, Fusion, Contemporary|
|Date of Review:||2011/06/23|
Sarazino's latest offering, Everyday Salama, was released on 22nd May on the Cumbancha label. For this release, he has assembled a host of special guests, including Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Brazilian Girls' Sabina Sciubba, Rootz Underground and many more.
What do you get when you throw Sarazino - born in Algeria, brought up in a variety of West African countries, educated in Montreal, Canada, and now living in Ecuador - Latin and hip-hop grooves, rai, reggae and a pinch of funk, into a pot with his various and varied special guests? One hell of an musical explosion of some of the most vibrant, hot tracks heard for a while!
Everyday Salama is quite simply the most enjoyable album that's come onto the world music/word beat scene lately. This mix is hot and spicy, and totally addictive! Impossible to stop playing, it leaves you craving more. And more. There is some fine old-skool reggae that could almost have come straight out of Jamaica in the 1970s, some great rai, fabulous Latin grooves, and more. Better keep your dancing shoes handy, this stuff is incredibly infectious.
The music is an intuitive, imaginative and innovative blend of a variety of styles that comes off superbly. The result is joyous and joyful, incredibly vibrant and just plain stunning.
From the first to the last track, this album is totally consistent and it would be impossible to pick a single favourite here. Everyday Salama is far more than merely compelling, it is, rather, as noted totally addictive. It has a magic all its own that simply blows one's socks off.
Sarazino's Everyday Salama is, at the very least for the dedicated world beat/world music aficionado, an absolute must have. Beg, steal, borrow, or preferably buy!
1. El Fugitivo - Sarazino feat. Amparo Sanche - 4:02
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