We Heart Zap Mama
I saw Zap Mama last year with Macy Gray in concert at the Hollywood Bowl and that my friends, is a concert that will forever be one of my favorites. So I am definitely looking forward to seeing Zap Mama next month back here in Los Angeles at the El Rey performing new songs from their new album ReCreation.
Zap Mama has a plan. The multicultural musical entity led by Afropean vocalist and songwriter Marie Daulne is sending everyone on vacation, and the first and only item on the itinerary is ReCreation, the new album just released on May 26, 2009, on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group.
In addition to a rhythm section rooted in a rich Brazilian vibe, ReCreation boasts a guest list of high-profile vocalists including Bilal, G. Love, actor Vincent Cassel (La Haine, Ocean’s Twelve), Meshell Ndegeocello, and several others. The album offers everything the title suggests a time to make a break, to renew, and to play.
“That moment when you are relaxing and enjoying yourself,” says Daulne, “is the perfect moment to create a new person within yourself to heal yourself and let go of all the negative aspects of your life. In those times when you relax, you recreate yourself.”
- 5/27/2009 – Joe’s Pub – New York, NY
- 5/28/2009 – Joe’s Pub – New York, NY
- 5/29/2009 – Joe’s Pub – New York, NY
- 6/17/2009 – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA
- 6/18/2009 – Bimbo’s – San Francisco, CA
- 6/19/2009 – Sierra Nevada World Music Festival – Boonville, CA
- 6/20/2009 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
- 6/21/2009 – Triple Door – Seattle, WA
- 6/23/2009 – Ann Arbor Summer Fest – Ann Arbor, MI
- 7/3/2009 – Kongsberg Jazz Festival – Kongsberg, NORWAY
- 7/5/2009 – Essence Music Festival – New Orleans, LA
- 8/7/2009 – Lollapallooza – Chicago, IL