- Released: August 7, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Heads Up
Entertainment Weekly - p.73
"For culture vultures, it's an international feast.....A winning lazy-afternoon soundtrack." -- Grade: B+
JazzTimes - p.95
"[The] lyrics, most written in English and all drawn from Daune's vivid life experiences...are bold, brave and powerfully life affirming."
- 1.1000 Ways
- 2.Hey Brotha
- 4.Go Boy
- 6.Toma Taboo - (French)
- 8.Gati - (French)
- 9.Where Are You?
- 11.Princess Kesia
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Zap Mama: Marie Daulne (background vocals).
Personnel: Kyle McHale, Shay McHale, Jeff Lodin, Frank Simms, Arno, Chris McHale (vocals); Pelembir Dieudonne, Yannick Werther, David Gilmore, Marc Shulman, Michael Franti (guitar); Dizzy Mandejeku, Philippe Allaert (electric guitar); Alex Waterman (cello); Zulema Hechavarria Blanco (flute); Milciades Teixeira (accordion); Lenny Pickett (alto saxophone); Michael Leonhart (trumpet); Leon Pendarvis, Robbie Kondor (piano); Luc Weytjens (keyboards); Dave Samuels (vibraphone); K‚l‚tigui Diabat‚ (balafon); Anthony Guarnier (electric bass); Meshell Ndegeocello, Anthony Tidd, Will Lee , Francis Mbappe (bass guitar); Tony Allen , Shawn Pelton, Damien Smith (drums); Gauthier Lisein, Kobe Proesmans, Fredy Massamba, Bashiri Johnson (percussion); Frabrizio Cassol (unknown instrument); DJ Nanga Yassine Dauine, Stef Caers, Ida Nielsen, Keisa Daulne Quental, Lene Norgaard Christensen, Tanja Saw, Chantal Willie, Mike Harvey, Papi (background vocals); Th‚ƒtre La Monnaie Royal Opera Children's Choir.
Congo-born, Belgium-raised and Paris-based, Zap Mama singer Marie Daulne is the worldbeat aesthetic personified. SUPERMOON combines African, pop, dance, and funk influences into a uniquely appealing form of pan-global rock & roll that appeals to the head and the hips simultaneously. Highlights include the slinky "Toma Taboo" and the hypnotically cross-rhythmic arrangement of the haunting "Go Boy." Guests include the Good the Bad and the Queen's Tony Allen and American R&B star Me'shell N'degeocello.