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Michael Franti, who has collaborated on songs from Zap Mama’s albums Supermoon and Seven, featured her on his latest record, All Rebel Rockers. Describing the track, entitled “High Low,” Franti said, “That’s a song that I wrote with Marie Daulne from Zap Mama. We were in Belgium at Marie’s house. I picked up the guitar, and we both started talking about our mothers. That song is about the experience of me meeting my mother — my birth mother, I should say. I didn’t know her, and I met her when I was 22. It’s about the highs and lows of going through the emotions of meeting my mom, who I never knew.”

You can hear the track on Michael Franti & Spearhead’s website.


Released yesterday in Italy, ReCreation has been featured prominently in the Italian press, with articles in La Repubblica, La Provincia di Como, L’Eco di Bergamo, L’Unita, Rumore, Radioattivita, and Terra News.

Two articles from La Repubblica are available in Italian on their website: here and here. The reviews from L’Unite and Terra News are available here and here.

Zap Mama’s songs have also been heard recently on the popular Italian radio programs Radio DeeJay, Caterpillar on Radio 2, and Alza il Volume and Battiti on Radio 3.

“Drifting” featuring G.Love was listed as one of the top songs on the Netherlands’ Radio 1.

Radio Monte Carlo included “Paroles Paroles” featuring Vincent Cassel on its Monte Carlo Nights Playlist.

ReCreation is available on iTunes (US) and iTunes (Italy).

On Tuesday, the French newspaper Le Parisien announced the release of ReCreation in France on April 26th. The piece focused on Zap Mama’s collaboration with French actor Vincent Cassel on “Non Non Non” and
“Paroles Paroles.” The original version of “Paroles Paroles” was popularized in France by Dalida and Alain Delon. The new version by Zap Mama and Vincent Cassel imbues the classic song with a Brazilian vibe.

The popular Italian newspaper Quotidiano di Bari published an article last weekend announcing the Italian release of ReCreation. The article, entitled “Le Sonorita del Mondo in un Diamante Nero,” (which translates as “The Sound of the World in a Black Diamond”) praises Zap Mama’s latest work as “un cd di rara bellezza,” or an album of rare beauty. ReCreation releases in Italy on March 22nd.

You can read the article in Italian on Quotidiano di Bari’s website.

Check out “I Wonder,” a new song by Speech of Arrested Development and Zap Mama, from Speech’s most recent album, The Grown Folks Table.

Download it from Vagabond Records.

In March 2009, the UK producer team 1 Giant Leap (comprised of Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman) released their second album, What About Me?, a genre-transcending compilation featuring artists from around the world. The lengthy roster of musicians includes Zap Mama, who recorded “Each Step Moves Us On” with rapper Speech of Arrested Development. The album also features Alanis Morissette and Michael Franti, among others.