ZITA SWOON GROUP's brilliant Wait For Me album wonderfully 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. 


ZITA SWOON GROUP has released a stunning new video, "A Sera, A Waara", to celebrate their Fall 2012 European Tour.

"A Sera, A Waara" tells the story the difficulties of a broken heart, but offers hope through the moving energetic scenes in a baroque caravan.

ZITA SWOON GROUP Fall Tour & New Single

ZITA SWOON GROUP will be taking the magic of their highly acclaimed disc "Wait For Me" on the road this Autumn and have released a new single "A Sera, A Waara" to celebrate.

Zita Swoon Group: album launch, exclusive shows, video

"Wait For Me", the very awaited new album by the revered Belgian band, features 2 guests from Burkina Faso.

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