SaRaha

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SaRaha
Sara Saraha Larsson By Daniel Åhs Karlsson.jpg
SaRaha at Sommarkrysset in 2016
Background information
Birth nameSara Larsson
Born (1983-06-26) 26 June 1983 (age 36)
Vänersborg, Sweden
OriginTanzania
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2003–present

Sara Larsson (born 26 June 1983), known professionally by her stage name SaRaha, is a Swedish-Tanzanian singer and songwriter. She first achieved public attention in Sweden during Melodifestivalen 2016.

Life and career[edit]

Larsson was born on 26 June 1983 in Vänersborg, Sweden and soon moved to Tanzania with her family in 1985. At age 18, she moved to Zimbabwe which is where she began her music career, performing with Zimbabwean bands in Harare.[1] She later returned to Tanzania in 2009. In 2011, she released the song "Tanesco" which became her breakout hit in Tanzania.[2] She later released the song "My Dear", and released her debut album Mblele Kiza in 2014.[3] The song "Mbele Kiza" later also gained attention in Sweden. She participated in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song "Kizunguzungu", and qualified to andra chansen from the third semi-final.[4][5][6] In the final she placed ninth with the juries, seventh with the Swedish public, and ninth overall.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
Mbele Kiza

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[8]
"Tanesco" 2011 Mbele Kiza
"Jambazi" 2012
"There Is You"
"Mbele Kiza" 2013
"Unieleze"
(SaRaha featuring Linex)
"Dadido"
(SaRaha featuring Big Jahman)
2014 Non-album singles
"Shemeji"
"Kila Ndoto"
(SaRaha featuring Marlaw)
"Kizunguzungu" 2016 2
  • GLF: 2x Platinum
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Featured singles[edit]

  • "My Dear" (Akil feat. SaRaha) (2011)
  • "Fei" (Fid Q feat. SaRaha) (2011)
  • "Don't Cry" (Makamua feat. SaRaha) (2012)
  • "Usiku wa giza" (Nako 2 Nako feat. SaRaha) (2012)
  • "Siongopi" (Joh Makini feat. SaRaha) (2012)
  • "Mazoea" (Big Jahman feat. SaRaha & Nura) (2012)
  • "Dream" (Hustler Jay feat. SaRaha) (2013)
  • "Ghetto Love" (Magenge ft. SaRaha) (2013)
  • "Chips Mayai" (Q Chilla feat. SaRaha) (2013)
  • "Habibty" (Akil feat. SaRaha) (2014)
  • "Tuongee" (Makamua feat. SaRaha) (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". SaRaha - Official Homepage. Archived from the original on 2016-02-22.
  2. ^ "Sara är lärare – och popstjärna i Afrika". kunskapsförbundet. 2014-09-24.
  3. ^ Akatasia
  4. ^ "Melodifestivalen 2016: SaRaha Kizunguzungu". svt.se. SVT. Archived from the original on 2016-01-05. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  5. ^ "SaRaha debuterar i Melodifestivalen - P4 Väst". Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  6. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (20 February 2016). "Sweden: third semi-final results". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  7. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (12 March 2016). "Frans wins Melodifestivalen in Sweden". EBU.
  8. ^ "SaRaha discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 February 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)

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