Thursday, October 25, 2007

Zap Mama preview

This past summer, Zap Mama appeared at Summerstage amidst intense 90-degree heat and humidity, which ultimately took its toll both on the band and the audience. “New York can give more,” explains Marie Daulne, the band’s Congolese-born frontwoman. “It was hot out there, and the sun took away half of everyone's energy.”

As with many musicians, Daulne feels the night is the right time to make music. “Things are always better in a room once the sun is down and the lights go down,” she explains. She’s also excited about the prospect of performing Halloween night. “About seven years ago we were doing some studio work in Manhattan during Halloween, and we didn’t know about it. We went out and there was this collective 'Oh my God' from us. It was something special and scary at the same time.” (continue at NY Press)