Zita Swoon is a cosmopolitan group of Antwerp internationalists, built around singer songwriter Stef Kamil Carlens. Their trademark? Piercing songs with a groove and a band that never repeats itself live on stage. From absurd funk to traditional singer-songwriting, with a dash of folk, blues and eighties disco. The band often attracts artists from other disciplines and cultures. This time the group went to Burkina Faso to compose new songs with Mamadou Diabaté and Awa Démé, two griots: West-African storytellers, poets and musicians, a repository of oral tradition. Together they form a new lab for scene productions of hybrid performances. In that same lab new songs are born.
Wait For Me
Crammed Discs
March 2012