I became a fan of Zap Mama after I heard the A Ma Zone album several years ago. I went back and bought all of their CD's and I like the fact that they all have their own vibe. Each one has it own musical style, that is not similar to the previous. So then I found Ancestry and Progress and once again Zap Mama has made another masterpiece again.
My favorite songs are Sweet Melody, Bandy Bandy, Miss Q-N, and Yaku. Yet, I like the entire album. I feel that this album really hits a different mark so that it can't really be called World and at the same time it is not R&B, it is somewhere in between. I really use the use of vocals, but also good instrumentation in the songs. After hearing A Ma Zone then hearing this album I would have never expected an album like Ancestry in Progress and I really appreciate that. I can't wait until the next album comes out.
ANCESTRY IN PROGRESS
℗©️ 2004, Luaka Bop Inc
Genre: Afro-soul, Neo-soul, hip-hop, funk, polyrythm, world
...I make it the other part of my mission to create an exchange between the Afro-European spirit with the Afro-American spirit.
2. SWEET MELODY
4. BANDY BANDY (ft. Erykah Badu)
5. YELLING AWAY (ft. Talib Kweli, Common and ?uestlove)
6. SHOW ME THE WAY (ft. Bahamadia, Lady Alma and ?uestlove)
7. FOLLOW ME
8. MISS Q'N
10. CA VA MARIE
12. CACHE CACHE
13. LECON N°5
14. WADIDYUSAY? (ft. Scratch)
15. ZAP BEBES
Many guest stars appear on the record: ERYKAH BADU, TALIB KWELI, COMMON, BAHAMADIA, BILAL and ?UESTLOVE. And again the album of ZAP MAMA strikes the first place on The Billboard and stays on for 20 weeks long.
***** Ehav Eliyahu Ever, Another masterpiece
Reviewed in the United States in July 1, 2007