Tonight, Zap Mama will perform at The Life Ball in Vienna, one of the biggest AIDS charity events in the world. The party on May 16 in front of Vienna's City Hall promises to be flashy, colorful and loud, in order to generate donations for AIDS relief projects and to promote public awareness of HIV and AIDS. More info:

Interview with marie daulneposted by banning eyre, january 27, 2015

Marie Daulne and the latest version of her genre-busting ensemble Zap Mama were a standout at New York’s recent globalFEST concert extravaganza. Marie is a traveler and an adventurer, and she’ll soon be back in the U.S. touring in a … Read more.

Zap Mama and Antibalas are currently on a lengthy american tour. Check out the dates below! 
Jan 27- Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA 
Jan 28- Carpenter Theatre Richmond, VA 
Jan 29- Ferguson Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Newport 
Jan 30- Lisner Auditorium Washington, DC 
Jan 31- Wilkins Theate Union, NJ 
Feb 03- Eisenhower Auditorium State College, PA 
Feb 04-  Byham Theater Pittsburgh, PA 
Feb 06- Music Hall Center Detroit, MI 
Feb 07- Koerner Concert Hall Toronto, Canada 
Feb 09- The Latchis Theatre Brattleboro, VT 
Feb 10- Fuller Hall St Johnsbury, VT 
Feb 11- Highline Ballroom New York, NY 
Feb 12-  Jorgensen Auditorium Storrs, CT 
Feb 14- Park West Theatre Chicago, IL 
Feb 15- Wisconsin Union Theater Madison, WI 
Feb 17- Rio Theater Santa Cruz, CA 
Feb 18- Laxson Auditorium Chico, CA 
Feb 19- John Van Duzer Theatre Arcata, CA 
Feb 20- The Fillmore San Francisco, CA 
Feb 21- The Broad Stage Santa Monica, CA 
Feb 22- Belly Up Tavern San Diego, CA 
Feb 24- Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Piper Theater) Scottsdale, AZ 
Feb 25- Fox Tucson Theatre Tucson, AZ 
Feb 27- Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium El Paso, TX 

You can purchase tickets for the shows here.

Globalfest 2015 Will Offer a Broad View of World Music

OCTOBER 20, 2014  by Allan Kozin

Zap Mama   Credit Mylan Cannon/The New York Times

An Afrobeat orchestra from Brazil, an American ensemble devoted to music of the Sufi mystics, a Moroccan-Israeli singer of Jewish and Arabic songs and a Hawaiian swing band are among the lures of Globalfest 2015, an immersion in hybrid forms of world music and pop. The one-day festival, now in its 12th year, will be presented on three stages at Webster Hall on Jan. 11.
Bill Bragin, one of the producers, said in a statement that the festival’s performers “demonstrate how effortlessly and seamlessly contemporary production and traditional roots can work together.”
“Musicians are coming up with new generational approaches to traditional music, how they speak to their peers,” Mr. Bragin added.
Among the more intriguing performers on the bill are the Belgian singer Zap Mama, who performs a blend of African traditional vocal styles and hip-hop, and the Nile Project, an ensemble of 12 East African musicians who combine the instruments and vocal styles of the 11 countries in the Nile Basin.
Riyaaz Qawwali, an American-based octet from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, specializes in qawwali, the Sufi music of South Asia. Emil Zrihan, an Israeli countertenor born in Morocco, is known for his performances of both Sephardic song and North African Arabic music. And the Jones Family Singers, from Texas, specialize in gospel funk.
Also among the 12 groups on the bill are Bixiga70, the Brazilian Afrobeat orchestra; Emel Mathlouthi, who mixes Tunisian vocal styles with electronica; Just a Band, an electronic music band from Nairobi; and Kahulanui, which specializes in the Hawaiian swing style that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s.

The full lineup is available on Globalfest’s website.