, is Zap Mama’s superb first disc on Heads Up and sees vocalist Marie Daulne, the founder and fronting member of this multicultural musical entity, joined by a guest list of high-profile vocalists including Bilal, G. Love and the French actor Vincent Cassel plus Tony Allen and Meshell Ndegeocello.
In 1990, Daulne assembled four other vocalists and created the first incarnation of Zap Mama, an all-female a cappella quintet. Since then the group has morphed into the creative “Afropean” vision of one woman surrounded by talent from nearly every corner of the musical landscape.
For Daulne, the ReCreation
process started in Rio de Janeiro when she travelled there from her home in Belgium to record a single track. Inspired by her surroundings she recorded the rest of the CD at other points around the globe, the music constantly underpinned by a rhythm section rooted in a rich Brazilian vibe.