Lazo (musician)

Lazo (musician)

Lazo (né Lazarus J. Finn) is a Reggae musician from Dominica. He is from Castle Bruce, Dominica. He also holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto.

He began his career as a member of the band Black Blood, which had a large fanbase in Dominica and the Caribbean. He has since toured across the region, and into North America including becoming a regular favourite at Sunfest in London, Ontario. He has moved to Ottawa, and formed a band called Unity, then moved to Toronto to form the Lazo Band. The Lazo Band released "Satisfaction Guaranteed", an EP that won Lazo the Top Reggae Performer of the Year for 1993 from the Canadian Reggae Music Award. His solo work followed, including the 1995 Juno Award-nominated "Something Real" and "Impetus". His 1995 song "Crucial" included a music video which saw wide rotation BET, CSN and was a #3 chart hit in Guyana.

In 1998, he began working with Sam Weller and formed the backing band The Radikals, winning a Juno Award in 2000 for Best Reggae Recording for "Heart and Soul".

References

* [http://www.visit-dominica.com/querydetail.cfm?Id=387 Visit Dominica]
* [http://www.lazomusic.com/main/lazo.htm Lazo Music]


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