Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist Macy Gray returns to the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, August 26, in support of BIG, her first album in nearly four years.
Macy joins her band of hand-picked musicians and performs hits from BIG, as well as hits from her first three multi-platinum releases. Zap Mama performs genre-blending music influenced from nearly every corner of the musical landscape, and Brazilian Girls make their Hollywood Bowl debut. Together, the three acclaimed acts make the perfect trifecta for an all-female fronted night of music.
Since her 1999 debut album, On How Life Is, for which she garnered several Grammy nominations and a win for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Macy Gray has been one of the top selling female performers of the new millennium. The production of BIG was helmed by will.i.am, frontman of the Black Eyed Peas, and Ron Fair, legendary producer of Christina Aguilera and The Pussycat Dolls. BIG features collaborations with A-list artists such as Justin Timberlake, Fergie, and Natalie Cole.
Joining Gray on this eve of world music is Zap Mama, whose acclaimed signature sound blends such diverse genres as soul, gospel, and Afro-Cuban rhythms. The Grammy-winning and chart-topping artist is fronted by the creative vision of Marie Daulne. Born in the Congo, but raised in Belgium, Daulne has dedicated her life to uniting musical cultures. Zap Mama is truly a global sensation as the New York Times rightly declared them, “a utopian multicultural dream.” They perform Sunday in support of their recent release, Supermoon.
Opening the show is Brazilian Girls, which is, ironically, an all-male ensemble with the exception of front-woman, Italian-born, Sabina Sciubba. Brazilian Girls, who KCRW Music Director Nic Harcourt describes as “sexy as hell,” return from worldwide touring and festival circuits to make their debut at the Hollywood Bowl. Although not Brazilian, and mostly male, Brazilian Girls perfectly complements this eclectic line-up. This is also its only scheduled U.S. performance for the remainder of the year. Brazilian Girls never fail to put on an incredible show.
Show starts at 7:00pm at the Hollywood Bowl. Remaining tickets range from $15 to $37.