ANCESTRY IN PROGRESS
Genres: World, Music, R&B/Soul, Neo-Soul, Worldbeat, Afro-Pop, Contemporary R&B, Rock, Soul
Released: September 14, 2004
©℗ 2004 Luaka Bop
2. Sweet Melody
4. Bandy Bandy (Ft. Erykah Badu)
5. Yelling Away (Ft. Talib Kweli, Common & ?uestLove)
6. Show Me The Way (Ft. Bahamadia, Lady Alma & ?uestLove)
7. Follow Me
8. Miss Q'N
10. Ca Varie Varie
12. Cache Cache
13. LeÇon No.5
14. Wadidyusay? (Ft. Scratch)
15. Zap Bébé
A Sweet Treat Indeed
This extremely progressive art piece is not my first acquaintance with World music, it is however my first introduction to the Zap Mama experience and I am very pleased. After listening to this album, I searched the web for more info on this lovely group and was even more pleased. I love the depth and unique sound of Marie's (lead singer of Zap Mama) voice. Through her smoky voice and jazzy, hip-hop grooves, I am drawn into a life drastically different from western culture and I am empowered as an artist, a woman, mother and a human. This album is truly a classic as it has so many textures of sound. A must-have for any music lover!
Ancestry In Progress is one of the best Zap Mama albums currently out. From the beginning, with the Intro's background of a rocket launch, you know that this is going to be much more different than anything else you've previously heard. From Alright's sweet harmonies to Follow Me's frantic vocals, THIS is the best album this group has produced. Favorite tracks: Bandy Bandy, Miss Q-N, Ca Varie, Cache-Cache, Lesson No. 5, and the Bandy Bandy Carl Craig mix (only on the Bonus CD avaliable if you physically buy the album from a store).
Work of Art
Zap MaMa does it again, creating another masterpiece that will be sure to please our senses. This is a great album.