““A modern genre splicer that finds her roots in a panoply of "Global South Grooves" does a killer job of making a percussion driven sound stand front and center even as the future pushes it away from its roots. Drake brings a feminine energy to the tropics for a set that certainly has a mind of its own. Solid stuff for forward thinking ears.” -Midwest Record (2019)” - Midwest Record
Dawn Drake & ZapOte
Female forward Global Justice Groove
“Dawn Drake and her band are at the beginnings
of a fascinating journey to enthusiastically bridge
chasms of cultural and gender disconnect that plagues
so much of pop music’s body politic.
To hear them is to imagine early period jam sessions
between Laura Nyro and Carole King with Sly Stone
and Sergio Mendes sitting in.
Theirs is a playfully intense dynamic that needs to be
–Darrell McNeill, Director, Black Rock Coalition, Curator Brooklyn Academy of Music Cafe, NYC