Zap Mama at KEXP.
August 11, 2009 "Afropean" singer Marie Daulne is Zap Mama. She formed the group as an a cappella quintet in the late '80s, influenced by Central Asian pygmy music. But over the years, Daulne took on more members and transformed Zap Mama into a pan-global dance group. In a session from KEXP, the group performs new songs.
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September 8, 2008 Led by Congo-born singer Marie Dualne, Zap Mama combines musical styles from throughout the African diaspora to create an earthy R&B vibe. Here, the group brings its soulful multicultural mashup to a live performance on Mountain Stage.
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September 13, 2007 Blending African rhythms with a European pop sensibility, Zap Mama deftly mixes global genres without losing its flair for dance grooves. Hear an interview and live performance by the Belgian group, which draws on African pygmy music and much more.
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October 28, 2004 Zap Mama's CD Ancestry in Progress charts a path from African a capella to a global vision of soul. Leader Marie Daulne says her new songs weave vocal styles from Africa and the East with technologies and music of the West. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne.
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October 25, 2004 Producer Roy Hurst talked with Congolese-born pop singer Marie Daulne, AKA Zap Mama. Her latest album is called Ancestry In Progress.
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