Friday, June 29, 2007

World Music: Zap Mama Videos

I have loved the sounds of Zap Mama for some time since I first heard of them when I lived in California. The below videos two of my favorite Zap Mama songs.

Bandy Bandy


Sweat Melody


Zap Mama is a Belgian musical group headed by Marie Daulne. They sing in French and English with deep African roots. Founded in 1990 by Daulne, Zap Mama have released five full-length albums: Adventures in Afropea, Sabsylma, Seven, A Ma Zone, and Ancestry in Progress. They received a Grammy nomination for Adventures in Afropea, and two of their albums, Adventures in Afropea and Ancestry in Progress, reached #1 on the Billboard World Music Album chart. Zap Mama’s songs have been featured in numerous films and television shows including So You Think You Can Dance?, the Mission Impossible II soundtrack and the Wired CD. They have toured globally, including performances at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Coachella Festival, Austin City Limits Festival, the Blue Note Festival in Tokyo, and numerous WOMAD festivals. Zap Mama's next album, entitled "Supermoon", is scheduled for release August/September 2007.

There official web-site can be view from here.‎

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