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    Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands Post-Script

    Outside Lands Post-Script

    Fickle weather and last-minute headliner replacements aside, Outside Lands was a success, by most yard sticks. Here's what folks are saying about the three-day extravaganza, which drew more than 100,000 people to Golden Gate Park: Local reaction: The Chron's…
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    Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Zap Mama -  Supermoon

    CD Review: Zap Mama - Supermoon

    Zap Mama Supermoon (Heads Up) By Ernest Barteldes Multicultural music is what you get with Congolese-born, Belgium-raised singer Marie Daulne, best-known as the founder and frontwoman of the eclectic band Zap Mama. The music that the all-female-based band cranks…
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    Music, Reviewed Zap Mama

    Zap Mama

    In the nearly two decades since Congo-born and Belgium-raised Marie Daulne founded Zap Mama, her vision of one-world music has evolved from esoteric extreme to exotic mainstream. Her sixth album, Supermoon, is the latest full-band Zap Mama recording to distance…
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    And you thought life in the Mission was rough. After Marie Daulne's father was killed during a revolution in her native Congo, her family sought refuge with a forest tribe of Pygmies. Her kin then relocated to Belgium, where Daulne…
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    KitkaAfter two decades of international performance and four acclaimed albums on its own Oakland-based Diaphonica label, a cappella octet Kitka could reasonably be called the Bay Area's premier Balkan vocal ensemble. Like a scaled-down version of the popular Eastern European…
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    With the release of her latest album A Ma Zone, Zap Mama high priestess Maria Daulne extends her bid to supplant Erykah Badu as contemporary R&B's reigning pro-Africa queen of the charts. Picking up where 1997's Seven left off, the…
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    Shut Up and Dance

    Zap Mama, Amandla Poets Fillmore Saturday, April 12 Sounding like a one-world (but non-moralizing) Sweet Honey in the Rock, Zap Mama's take on transcultural unity stunned and delighted American globe-trotters from the outset. The group's "instrumentation" five years ago consisted…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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