**CONTEST CLOSED**Collaborating for the first time on tour, Marie Daulne’s international polyphonic vocal group Zap Mama and America’s premier Afrobeat band Antibalas come together to create a melange of contemporary Afro music. This epic concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24 in Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Virginia G. Piper Theatre. Tickets are on sale now, but you’re in luck! This Ticket Tuesday we give away two tickets for this evening of amazing music.

Zap Mama and Antibalas

Zap Mama is an all-female troupe of Afropop vocalists based in Europe. They first created a sensation in the U.S. world music scene in 1991 with their critically acclaimed self-titled release on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. Marie Daulne, known worldwide as the creative force behind Zap Mama, redefines the word “vocalist” by creatively expressing sound and storytelling through tone and pure voice. Melding Afropop with American and European urban music using ethnic polyphonic vocal structures, Zap Mama is a world-music revue that can transport the listener around the globe in the course of a song.

Founded in 1998, Antibalas (Spanish for “bulletproof”), is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based big band inspired by the golden age of West African and Afro-Caribbean musical styles of the 1970s, as well as the jazz and improvised music traditions of its native New York. Members of Antibalas are sought-after session and touring musicians, regularly recording and performing with a spectrum of artists, from Allen Toussaint to David Byrne to Angelique Kidjo. After years of heavy international touring, Antibalas rose to greater prominence in 2007 for its role in the musical direction of the Broadway musical Fela!.

To enter our Ticket Tuesday giveaway, tell us in our comment section about what two bands you’d love to see together in an ultimate dream concert. The bands can be current or long broken up, we won’t discriminate. We will select a winner using random.org. We’ll allow 24 hours for commenting. Winners will be notified by e-mail sometime on Wednesday, February 18. Comments are moderated and may take some time to appear. Please do not resubmit your comments — one is plenty.**CONTEST CLOSED**