A MA ZONE
℗ 1999, 2000 ©️ 1999 Virgin Belgium
© 1999, Luaka Bop Records
Genre: R' n B, hip hop, soul, pop, world, Afrobeat, electronic
...I move to New York City and share my sounds with the urban, hip-hop and jazz scenes. The same year I record 'Iko Iko', the Hollywood soundtrack for the movie 'Mission Impossible 2'
My tree starts blooming..
1. IKO IKO
2. RAFIKI (dna remix)
3. WHAPPY MAMA
4. CALL WAITING
8. COMMENT CA VA
9. YA SOLO
10. MY OWN ZERO
12. GBO MATA (STATION)
13. ALLO ALLO
14. RAFIKI (original mix)
Zap to the Future A Ma Zone is a collision of sound and culture. Running the gamut from soul to hip hop to drum & bass, Marie Daulne's Zap Mama is expanding the perimeters once again with their fourth album A Ma Zone. With the help of people like Philly's hip hop dissidents The Roots ("Rafiki", "Songe"), This Kid Named Miles ("Kemake") who was featured on T-Love's incredible Return of the B-Girl EP last year, Speech ("M'toto") and the oft-sampled Camaroonian Soul-Makossa sax man Manu Dibango ("Allo, Allo"). Zap Mama pulls off an amazing balancing act, riding the fine line between the deep roots of Afropea,the newest continent, and the technology of the future. A Ma Zone is Marie Daulne's full immersion into the music that kept her breakdancing through high school. Reuniting long lost sounds - West African guimbiri meets West Coast hip-hop scratching - and introducing them to the big city and village fire respectively. And because hip-hop and African music were both part of her childhood, Marie's fusion of zouk guitar montunos with raw break beats immediately makes sense. She always preferred listen ing to Stevie Wonder and Run DMC: "Our mother would make us learn the polyphonic singing, but at the time we thought it was boring because it was traditional." Instead, Marie honed her beautifully distinct vocal skills through imitation of the sultry voice of Roberta Flack and the lip-smacking beats of the Fat Boys' "Human Beat Box." A Ma Zone marks a lyrical shift for Marie, from politics to the social shortcomings of modern society with the emphasis being placed on the dehumanizing effects of modern communication. Marie explains: "Everybody's in such a hurry these days that everything has to be done by telephone or over the information superhighway." A Ma Zone offers listeners an alternative to life at 56k.
***** Yet another excellent Zap Mama Cd
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2005
Verified Purchase, Amazon.com
This is the third excellent review that I have given a Zap Mama Cd. If you listen to one of her cd's, you will be 'Zapped' and want to check out her other cds. She is consistent in combining super R&B/funk with music and sounds from all over the world. She is SO VERY CONSISTENT IN MAKING GOOD, ORIGINAL, CREATIVE SONGS that you don't get sick of hearing after 2 or 3 times. TIGHT..TIGHT..TIGHT CD....PEACE.