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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Zap Mama's ReCreation

Zap Mama, multicultural musical entity led by Afropean vocalist and songwriter Marie Daulne, is sending everyone on vacation, and the first and only item on the itinerary is ReCreation, released worldwide on May 26. The album offers everything the title suggests–a time to make a break, to renew, and to play. “That moment when you are relaxing and enjoying yourself,” says Daulne, “is the perfect moment to create a new person within yourself–to heal yourself and let go of all the negative aspects of your life. In those times when you relax, you recreate yourself.”

Zap Mama’s previous album, Supermoon (2007), was crafted with an undercurrent of sadness at the death of a close friend shortly before recording began, but ReCreation represents a new day–a happier one that bears a closer resemblance to the original brilliance of Zap Mama, and reflects the optimism of a new political and social climate around the world. “Sadness is a part of life,” Daulne acknowledges, “but this new record is about the joy that comes with being reborn. Even if you can’t go on a holiday, you can listen to this album and feel renewed. This is how I want people to feel.”

Hit the play button. Make a change. Re-experience the positive vibrations at the heart and root of Zap Mama’s original vision. Enjoy some ReCreation, Zap Mama's latest album.

(Photo Credits: ReCreation Album Photo By Jurgen Rogiers)