Supermoon Congolese-born and Belgium-raised, Zap Mama (née Marie Daulne) summons a sound both heady and exotic — one that's made her a favored guest on albums… Supermoon Congolese-born and Belgium-raised, Zap Mama (née Marie Daulne) summons a sound both heady and exotic — one that's made her a favored guest on albums… 2007-08-07 Zap Mama World
Music Review

Supermoon (2007)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 07, 2007; Lead Performance: Zap Mama; Genre: World

Congolese-born and Belgium-raised, Zap Mama (née Marie Daulne) summons a sound both heady and exotic — one that's made her a favored guest on albums by Common, the Roots, and Erykah Badu. On this sixth release (Supermoon), the seamless blending of jazz, world fusion, kitchen-sink soul, and traditional African rhythms finds a sunny complement in Daulne's sinuous vocals and hip-swaying syncopations. For culture vultures, it's an international feast; for the less geographically invested, it's still a winning lazy-afternoon soundtrack. B+ DOWNLOAD THIS 1000 Ways

Originally posted Aug 10, 2007 Published in issue #948 Aug 17, 2007 Order article reprints