Quote “The voice is an instrument itself,” says Daulne. “It truly is the original instrument. The primary instrument. The most soulful instrument, the human voice. Singing songs in French and English with African World Music Roots.”
Sources of Zap Mama’s music include Daulne’s roots in the Democratic Republic of Congo, her upbringing in Belgium, and her return to Africa to rediscearlier mentioned her musical roots.Daulne’s music has evolved over the years from an a cappella quintet to a lead voice accompanied by instruments. “Iâ€™m a nomad. I like to uncover my sound with different instruments, different genres. For me itâ€™s natural. My name is Zap Mama…itâ€™s straightforward for me to zap in from one instrument to another, a culture, a flavor. Iâ€™m far more a citizen of the world, not an American or Belgian.” Zap Mama has released seven entire-length albums: Adventures in Afropea 1 (1991/1993), Sabsylma (1994), Seven (1997), A Ma Zone (1999), Ancestry in Progress (2004), Supermoon (2007), and ReCreation (2009).
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