This music fills your room with a warm pressure that seems to hold the outside world at bay.
Zebra Crossing are one of the premier artists in Australia pushing the frontiers of Jazz as we all knew it. Blurring the boundaries in the nicest possible way, that existed between great world and great jazz.
Norman McCourt - Australian Music Marketing Abroad
I find it hard to leave the lounge when Zebra Crossing is playing. It is melodic, soothing, energetic and fun. All the things a good album should be, a must hear.
Music that reminds me of the lightness of being and the richness of life.
'Live Kapow!' - MX Magazine
Following the success of their first duo album "Driving music" (also available through CDbaby) , Valanga Khoza and Leo Dale have now joined forces with Sri Lankan master percussionist Ray Pereira to form Zebra Crossing. Their recordings are characterised by a great degree of interaction without losing the incessant groove which is at the heart of the musical traditions that they weave together. Zebra Crossing are three musicians bringing the black and the white notes together from their backgrounds on the far flung corners of the earth to produce music that summons up the freedom of a road trip.
Driven by an irrepressible township beat. While festivals such as Womad help open our ears to a wealth of music form other countries, performers like these remind us of the musical riches on our doorstep - The Age
Valanga Khoza is a singer, musician and storyteller. His charismatic stage presence and warm personality invite both children and adults into his world as they join him on a personal journey reliving childhood memories told through the stories of his grandmother, tasting the traditional meals in an African village or feeling the harsh reality of apartheid South Africa. These stories are the music of Zebra Crossing
Ray Pereira is a collector of rhythms and stories born from the rhythms. He is a traveller whose suitcase overflows with the temple drumming of Sri Lanka, the salsa of the barrios of East Harlem in the eighties, street rhumba in Cuba, the irresistible polyrhythms of West Africa and a myriad of experiences touring the world with Australian icons like Paul Kelly and Kate Ceberano. His life is in the music of Zebra Crossing.
Leo Dale was born to travel with music. From his early experiences around Australia and Asia as a boy soprano through many tours with jazz, dance and cabaret bands he has journeyed from the heart of the country to the core of its cities. His saxophones and flutes tell the story of this voyage through three decades and his melodies resonate with the openess of the outback and the immediacy of urban life. This is the melody of Zebra crossing.