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Zap Mama: A Journey Through Afropean Music

Zap Mama is a musical group that blends African, European, and American influences to create a unique and captivating sound. Founded by Marie Daulne, a singer-songwriter of Congolese and Belgian descent, Zap Mama has released seven albums between 1991 and 2009, exploring different genres and collaborations along the way. In this article, we will take a look at Zap Mama's discography and how it reflects their artistic evolution and vision.

Zap Mama (1991)

The first album by Zap Mama was recorded in 1990 with four other female vocalists: Sabine Kabongo, Sylvie Nawasadio, CÃcilia Kankonda, and CÃline 't Hooft. The album features a cappella songs inspired by traditional African music, especially the pygmy singing of the Central African rainforest. The album was re-released in 1993 as Adventures in Afropea 1, with one track omitted. Some of the songs on this album are: Take Me Coco, Abadou, Mupepe, and Baba Hooker.

Sabsylma (1994)

The second album by Zap Mama was more experimental and diverse than the first one. The group added instruments, samples, and electronic sounds to their vocal harmonies, creating a fusion of Afropean styles. The album also featured guest appearances by David Byrne, U-Roy, and Michael Franti. Some of the songs on this album are: Mr. Brown, India, Locklat Africa, and Sabsylma.

Seven (1997)

The third album by Zap Mama marked a shift in the group's lineup and direction. Marie Daulne was the only original member left, and she recruited four new singers: Sally Nyolo, AngÃlique Willkie, Fanchon Nuyens, and Tanja Daese. The album also incorporated more elements of R&B, hip-hop, jazz, and soul, reflecting Daulne's interest in American music. Some of the songs on this album are: New World, Poetry Man, Jogging à Tombouctou, and Brrrlak!.

A Ma Zone (1999)

The fourth album by Zap Mama continued the group's exploration of urban music and culture. The album featured collaborations with Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Questlove, Bahamadia, and Scratch. The album also showcased Daulne's multilingual skills, as she sang in French, English, Swahili, Lingala, Arabic, and Spanish. Some of the songs on this album are: Rafiki, Kwenda, Wadidyusay, and GissiÃ.

Ancestry in Progress (2004)

The fifth album by Zap Mama was a double-disc set that featured two different sides of the group's musical identity. The first disc was titled Ancestry in Progress and focused on the group's African roots and influences. The second disc was titled Zap Mama Remixes and featured remixes of some of the group's previous songs by various producers and DJs. Some of the songs on this album are: Yelling Away, Bandy Bandy, Sweet Melody, and Miss Q'n.

Supermoon (2007)

The sixth album by Zap Mama was a more personal and intimate project for Daulne. She wrote most of the songs herself and played several instruments on the album. She also collaborated with artists such as Vincent Cassel, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bilal, G Love & Special Sauce, Tony Allen, and Antibalas. The album had a more organic and acoustic feel than the previous ones. Some of the songs on this album are: Hey Brotha, Afro Blue, Supermoon, and Vibrations.

ReCreation (2009)

The seventh and latest album by Zap Mama 248dff8e21


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