The amazing Mahdia Daulne in Pembrokeshire!

29 Jun 2024—30 Jun 2024


Clynderwen Village Hall, Pembrokeshire

Zap Mama’s Anita Mahdia Daulne is coming to do 2 days of workshops in Pembrokeshire! 10am to 5pm each day. BOOKING ESSENTIAL – contact

On the Saturday we will focus on slightly easier songs, on the Sunday we’re going full on polyrhythms! YAY! Expect to be inspired, rhythmically challenged and transported to a magical world of song.


Just like her sister Marie, Anita Mahdia considers her double Congo/Belgian roots essential for her work and her musical perception. The music of the ZAP MAMA band founded by the Daulne sisters and publishing its first album in 1991 was based on a-capella traditional African chants arranged to the liking of the singers while accepting other ethnic influences. Their interpretation of folk or folk-inspired songs met with considerable – even commercial – success including a Grammy nomination and repeated high ratings in the record sales charts.

The Daulne sisters describe their activities as bringing African music closer to western audiences and they strive to ¨point out the fact that music is a universal emotion comprehensible regardless of language and culture¨. Anita Mahdia Daulne has travelled Africa north to south and east to west, met many tribes and become acquainted with their musical traditions. Subsequently, she was invited to many European universities and conservatories to lecture on African polyphony. She is convinced that original African music offers more intense experience than can be encompassed by the theory taught at European music schools.


Event details


29 Jun 2024—30 Jun 2024


All day/more than one day


Clynderwen Community Hall
Pembrokeshire SA66 7NH

Run by

£60 for one day or £110 for both

Booking information

Please email Molara to book.