PREVIEW: Zap Mama & Antibalas | The Broad Stage | 2/21/15

 

 

When the music gods give you a chance to watch a PERFECT pairing of musicians perform together, you are OBLIGATED to go. 

Belgian native Marie Daulne is the founder of Zap Mama. A vocal group whose stylings are rooted in Afro-Pop, and uses the polyphonic technique (the use of two or more simultaneous lines of independent melody). I fell in love with Zap Mama’s music with purchase of their album “7”. Being a vocalist in college, I was captivated with the vocal arrangements of this album. I mean, have you heard “Telephone”? Simply an ingenious use of voices. Other than the bass line and sparce drums, the sounds are all vocal. I was mesmerized … even if I didn’t know the language she was singing.

Antibalas (Spanish for “bulletproof”) is a Brooklyn-based afrobeat band that incorporates elements of jazz, funk and dub. “Who Is This America?” was the album that mesmerized me. The horns on “Indictment”? Holy sh*t. That track blew my mind.

I don’t know whose idea it was, but these two musically unique groups are touring together, playing together, RIGHT NOW. If you are a fan of music … superior music … you are obligated to buy a ticket to watch what happens when the music gods give you a once in a lifetime pairing.

There are only a handful of tickets left for their concert in Santa Monica, CA at The Broad Stage, and I can only beg you to purchase one of those tickets before they are sold out.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for ZAP MAMA and ANTIBALAS at THE BROAD STAGE 2/21/15

(c) Columbia Artists Management Inc.
(c) Columbia Artists Management Inc.

Published by dklee13

Music attorney by day. Music lover by night. Occasionally, I'll have something to share. If you like what you read, spread the word. Follow me on twitter @Methodman13 to be notified of new posts. I also have an instagram account using the same handle where I post music related pics. Thanks for dropping by!

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