ZapOte - Other Band / Group - New York, New York

ZapOte - Other Band / Group | New York, New York

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Country: United States
Based In: New York, New York
Performs: Worldwide
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We are a versatile band that plays Funk, Pop, Jazz, Rock, Cuban son, salsa, bossa nova, samba, soukous, Caribbean beats and more
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Slovenian-American bassist, conguera, and singer-songwriter Dawn Drake leads this worldbeat-meets-funk ensemble, which breaks down cultural barriers by incorporating everything from Afro-Cuban jazz to hip-hop to samba into a soul-shaking mix. Deep bass grooves and swinging horn lines provide a danceable backdrop for Drake’s socially conscious lyrics, which impart messages of universal consciousness, empowerment, and compassion.
Dawn studied and played congas and sacred Batá drums in Cuba, and samba percussion in Brazil, She also plays bass with many international groups namely from West Af ...


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An active musician in New York City’s World, Brazilian, Cuban and Women’s music scenes, Dawn Drake started her career as an electric bass player and percussionist. Now she is most well known for her creative ensemble “Dawn Drake & ZapOte” which was formed to play her original compositions and arrangements. She has released two albums since forming the band, and she is working on releasing the third, due out in November of 2016.
Dawn began traveling and studying world music through the UC Berkeley Study Abroad Program in Ghana, West Africa where she lived for a year. Upon moving to NYC ...

Reviews     (2 Reviews)

ZapOte - Other Band / Group - New York, New York Event Location: Oyster Bay, Long Island 30th August 2016
Dawn and the rest of the group were great! Extremely talented and a total pleasure to work with! Such a great night!!
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ZapOte - Other Band / Group - New York, New York Event Location: New York City 13th June 2013
They were the hit of the season. A total surprise!
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Events Played:
The Way Station Saturday Night Music Series Residency, Brooklyn, The Prospect Heights Music and Arts Festival, Provence En Boite Bastille Day Celebration, MNN Channel 56 Manhattan, Brooklyn Academy of Music Cafe Live Series, Silvana Harlem, NYC Residency, United Nations in Westchester County, NY. , Mafrika Festival, Shrine World Music NYC , Frauentstimmen Festival, Brig, Switzerland, Danbury Concerts on the Green, CT, August, Mamapalooza Festival, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Chili Pepper Fest, Third Street Music Settlement, Summer Salsa Concert Series , Sister Space Weekend, Virgi ...

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All Original World Music

$15 (+$4 P&P)
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All Original Dance music World R& B CD

$15 (+$4 P&P)
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