zap_mama_2_photocred_jurgen_rogiers_lores.jpgWe live in challenging times. Economic, social and political forces in every part of our interconnected globe are triggering an unprecedented transformation in the way we govern, the way we do business, the way we interact and the way we live. For many of us, the challenges can be overwhelming, and perhaps even a bit frightening. For many of us, it’s time for a break.

Zap Mama has a plan. This 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 (HUCD 3159), their new album set for worldwide release on May 26, 2009, on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group.

In addition to a rhythm section rooted in a rich Brazilian vibe, ReCreation also boasts a guest list of high-profile performers including Bilal, G. Love, actor Vincent Cassel and several others. The album offers everything the title suggests – a time to MAKE A BREAK a time to RENEW ,TO party, a time 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.”

Photo By: Jurgen Rogiers

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