Zita Swoon Group

Zita Swoon Group

 Hoboken, Flanders, BEL
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After releasing a string of successful pop albums and touring around Europe, Stef Kamil began to feel restricted by the commonly-accepted notions of how a 'rock band' should operate, and gradually turned Zita Swoon Group into a polymorphous collective, which works on a range of specific projects, often combining different media. 'Wait For Me' is the results from the encounter between the band and Burkina Fasso musicians Awa Démé & Mamadou Diabaté Kibié.

Biography

ZITA SWOON GROUP
Wait For Me , which combines raw acoustic blues with traditional Mandinka music, and results from the encounter between the band and Burkina Fasso musicians Awa Démé & Mamadou Diabaté Kibié.

Zita Swoon has been one of Belgium's most popular rock bands, ever since Stef Kamil Carlens left dEUS (which he co-founded with Tom Barman) and started the group around the mid-'90s, under the name Moondog Jr. (soon rechristened Zita Swoon, at the request of Louis Hardin, the original Moondog).

After releasing a string of successful albums and touring around Europe, Stef Kamil began to feel restricted by the commonly-accepted notions of how a 'rock band' should operate, and gradually turned Zita Swoon into a polymorphous collective, which works on a range of specific projects, often combining different media.

Zita Swoon Group's most recent project is Dancing with the Sound Hobbyist, a collaboration with the acclaimed choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, which involves one dancer and the band's seven musicians. This piece has been performed in a number of theatres and arts centers around Europe, and several further performances are scheduled for 2012.

Meanwhile, Stef Kamil Carlens is already working on several future projects for the coming couple of years: a show at the Singel in Antwerp, entitled New Old World (featuring instrumental music and videos), another one, commissioned by Brussels' Kaaitheater (involving dance and visual arts), as well as the follow-up to this new album.

Wait For Me will however be at the center of the band's upcoming activities, with several tours already being planned.

http://www.zitaswoongroup.be/wait-for-me

Discography


Discography

1993 A Beatband Jintro Travels the Word in a Skirt Jack & Johnny
1997 Zita Swoon Music Inspired by Sunrise, a film by F.W. Murnau
1998 Zita Swoon I Paint Pictures on a Wedding Dress
2000 Zita Swoon Plage Tattoo / Circumstances
2001 Zita Swoon Life = a Sexy Sanctuary
2001 Zita Swoon Live at the Jet Studios
2004 Zita Swoon A Song about a Girls
2005 Zita Swoon Camera Concert – A Band in a Box
2007 Zita Swoon Big City
2008 Zita Swoon Big Blueville
2009 Zita Swoon To Play, To Dream, To Drift
2011 Zita Swoon Group Dancing With The
Soundhobbyist
2012 Zita Swooin Group Wait For Me