Ya Foy! - Sarazino


In the immortal words of neurosurgeon/physicist/rock star/test pilot/samurai/cowboy/adventurer, Buckaroo Banzai, “Wherever you go, there you are”. It’s all about being comfortable in your own world, wherever that world may be and wherever life takes you. Lamine Fellah is a musician, songwriter and producer. His list of occupations may not be quite as extensive as Paul Weller’s character in the 1980’s cult classic, Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension, but the latest album under his performance name, Sarazino embodies the same adventurous spirit in its title and in its tracks. This upbeat mix of Arabic, African, Latin and Caribbean bounce is called Ya Foy! which means “Here we are” in the Baoulé language of West Africa. Born in Constantine, Algeria, Lamine’s father was a diplomat whose duties took the family to Spain, Switzerland, Burundi and Burkina Faso contributing no doubt to Lamine's current nomadic lifestyle and easy grasp of global music’s ebb and flow. For 15 years he studied in Montreal and now resides in Quito, Ecuador. If Sarazino’s globalista vibe reminds you of another nomad named Manu Chao, you’re close to the mark and will surely enjoy the mix on Ya Foy! I would go even further and suggest that he brings more flavors and more fun to the mix than Manu Chao ever has. If the hook is king, Sarazino rules with poppy perfection. Adding diversity and dynamics to Ya Foy! are guest appearances by King Chango’s Banquito Man and the living legend, Toots Hibbert on the track, People. Great listening wherever you go!