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Lazo (musician)

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Nationality  Dominican
Education  University of Toronto
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Albums  Love Is On Your Side, Heart & Soul, Something Real
Awards  Juno Award for Reggae Recording of the Year
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Lazo (né Lazarus J. Finn) is a Reggae musician from Castle Bruce, Dominica. He immigrated to Canada in 1979 and holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto.

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Music career

Lazo's music career began at the age of 15 with a band called Black Blood, whose very first album charted #2 and received extensive airplay in the Caribbean. Soon after immigrating to Canada, Lazo formed his own band, Unity, releasing a recording in 1990. Upon relocating to Toronto, he created The Lazo Band, and released the well-received recording, Satisfaction Guaranteed. Lazo subsequently produced two solo CDs: Something Real, nominated for a Juno Award in 1995, and Impetus, for Washington D.C. based RAS records (Lazo was the first Canadian artist signed to that label).

Affectionately embraced year after year as the Sunfest festival crowd favorite Lazo’s nickname, “Mr. Sunfest” is well deserved- Artistic Director “Alfredo Caxaj” recently touted…”Is it any wonder we’ve invited him back for a 15th year in a row?”

Lazo tours tirelessly throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. His list of international venues & festivals is ever growing, (i.e. Brazil’s Carnaval de Salvador, El Salvador, Argentina…)

In 2010, Lazo toured the United States and South America playing as a member of The Wailers. The South American leg of the tour included African Reggae Star, Alpha Blondie.

In addition, Lazo fronts for Craig Martin’s Classic Albums Live: Bob Marley – Legend performing at venues such as Hard Rock Cafe, House of Blues, and theatres across the US and Canada.

Awards

Lazo has been named the Top Reggae Performer of the Year by the Canadian Reggae Music Awards and in 2000 his release Heart and Soul won the Juno for Best Reggae Recording.

Songs

Heart and Soul1999
Peace And Dub1997
Shabada Dub1997

References

Lazo (musician) Wikipedia


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