Zarra crosses musical, cultural, and linguistic boundaries with ease, creating a delicious sound centered in but not bounded by her ethnicity. Read more

Huffington Post

Throughout the evening, the cadences of Arabic and Berber dialects sat easily within the sophisticated arrangements, as did the modalities of the melodies. By the end of her set, the audience was thoroughly entranced. Michal Shapiro - Read more

Blue Note Jazz Festival

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 9pm

At Joe's Pub

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003-7021
(212) 539-8778


Lucid Culture

Blending the warmth of American soul music with tricky North African rhythms, intricately yet tersely arranged, jazz-inflected melodies and lyrics in Berber, Arabic, French and English, Zarra has carved out a niche for herself which manages to be completely unique yet very accessible. Read more


At the Apollo Theater - AFROPOP

Boldly experimental, bringing in Berber chanting, dark North African harmonies, and a wholly original sensibility. - Banning Eyre    Read more ..


KPFK-FM Los Angeles

"A fantastic record...she's really wonderful!  -Betto Arcos


PRI's The World

"A really sensual voice"  -Marco Werman


NPR All things considered World Jazz Picks

How different it sounds is exactly what attracted me to it — she's using Moroccan music with jazz." -Betto Arcos


Soundcheck radio Live show WNYC

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 2pm

Soundcheck radio Live show WNYC with John Schaeffer


Bohemian Caverns

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 8pm

Bohemian Caverns

2001 Eleventh Street N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20001

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