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Episode #928

Vaults: Zap Mama

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Friday, August 18, 2006

For this New Sounds program, we dig up another vaults show, featuring a playful live a capella performance by the women of the “Afropean” group Zap Mama from 1993. With stunning five-part harmonies,Zap Mama mix up Pygmy music, Central African and Arabic pop tunes, human beatbox sounds, AfroCuban rhythms, and early madrigals with a touch of Soul and Gospel. Also on the show, some music from the great Qawaali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan from Pakistan, and more.

PROGRAM # 928: With Zap Mama (First aired on May 12, 1993)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Zap Mama

Adventures in Afropea, Vol. I

Brrrlak! {4:00}

Luaka Bop #45183
www.luakabop.com
Also available at Amazon.com*

Live

Marie-Josee {3:00}
Din Din {1:00}

Appears on the “Adventures in Afropea” CD.

Zap Mama

Adventures in Afropea, Vol. I

Take me oco {4:00}

See above.

Live

Ndje Mukanie {3:00}

Appears on the “Adventures in Afropea” CD.

Zap Mama

Adventures in Afropea, Vol. I

BaBenzele {7:30}

See above.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party

Shahbaaz

Beh Haadh Ramza Dhasdha {11:30}

Real World #91735. www.realworldrecords.com OR womadshop.com

Stella Chiweshe

Ambuya?

Chachimurenga {3:00}

Shanachie #65006. www.shanachie.com Try also Amazon.com*

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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