Dawn Drake

Dawn Drake

Female-fronted Funk Latin Afro-beat band. Original dance music simmering in a palate of serious Latin, African and Caribbean rhythms.

Taking its name from a luscious fruit in Cuba also known as "mamey", "ZapOte" is an original Funk Latin Afro-Beat band lead by Dawn Drake, New York's female bassist/conguera/singer/songwriter and composer, who manages to wear several hats while setting the scene with her own brand of cool. Her original music takes the listener and dancer into a zone where House, Funk, Afro-beat, Samba, and Afro-Cuban... more