Zion Fyah (aka Camran Chaichian) is a singer-songwriter, poet, lawyer and leader of the celebrated Vancouver Roots band " I'Land". Together, they have performed internationally and locally in many festivals and venues including: repeat appearances at the Hollywood Whiskey a GoGo; Hollywood House of Blues; Casa Amarillo, Havana; Radio Havana; Fresa y Chocolate, Havana; Sala Atril, Havana; Ralak Festival, North Carolina; Grafton Hotel, Hollywood; and many more.
Zion Fyah has released several disc recordings including the song 'Baltimore' featuring the legendary Glen DaCosta of Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'Mariella' and 'Free-o-lent' both of which were on the Ourstage top ten list for consecutive weeks. Zion Fyah is also a poet and his book of poetry "Seven Songs of Freedom" is available on Amazon.
The music is a blend of middle-eastern, afro-cuban, folk, roots, reggae- it is original and poetic. This group's live performances are always exciting and enchanting.
Here's what the press says:
"Zion Fyah might be what you get when you blend Bob Marley and Cat Stevens into one man with a heart on fire. Zion Fyah is a reggae troubadour with a serious social conscience. Lyrics full of reflections of Babylon and beyond are paired up with acoustic guitar elegance.
It’s the voice that takes centre stage though: compelling and soulful but always strewn with a fine layer of sand that you won’t want to brush away."
-Lorena Dexter, writer and former world music columnist for Exclaim! magazine
"There is also a group of musicians on stage whose performances on traditional Persian instruments are thrilling. Zion Fyah sings a gorgeous version of the title song, accompanying himself on guitar... "
Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays Theatre Review, Volume 141, March 2016