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    Qkumba Zoo

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Into The Night lyrics
    2Cloud Eyes lyrics
    3Flesh And Blood lyrics
    The Child Inside lyrics
    5Weeping lyrics
    6Happy Earthday lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Big [1996]
    2Letthelightin [2011]



    Qkumba Zoo is a dance music trio from Johannesburg, South Africa, consisting of vocalist Levannah, dancer/sculptor Tziki and producer Owl.


    Wake Up & Dream

    Their first album, Wake Up & Dream, featuring 11 tracks of "feel-good" dance music. The songs provided an enjoyable listening experience, with Owl's mix of sounds and beats backing up Levannah's incredible voice. Their song "The Child (Inside)" hit #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1996 and #69 on the Hot 100. Recently the track has been used in several US television commercials, the most popular being from Seaworld amusement parks and Carnival Cruise Lines. Wake Up & Dream also reflected the band's strong feelings in supporting anti-apartheid, shown in the song "Weeping". The trio, like many others in South Africa, struggled with being white in a nation torn apart by racism.

    Butterfly Peepl

    Several years after the album's release, band member Tziki committed suicide. This was one of the catalysts that changed Owl and Levannah over the next several years, which can be heard in the music of their second album, Butterfly Peepl, released in 2000. In addition to the album's release, the band's name was officially shortened from Qkumba Zoo to QZoo. The group also left Arista Records in favor of their own independent label, Zoocumba Music. While Wake Up & Dream did not have as big an impact on the music scene as the duo hoped, Butterfly Peepl was given even less public attention.


    In 2001, long after their domain had disappeared, QZoo popped up on a new website under the name "Innaskinz". The band still consisted of Owl and Levannah, who were now paired with a woman named Cajun. The site promoted the band and its history, as well as Owl personally running a mailing list. Lyrics for a new song, "Rise Up Against the Tide", appeared on the main page for a brief while.

    Innaskinz seems to be the last sighting of the band, for not long after, the new site disappeared as well, and the band cut off email communication with its fans.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qkumba_Zoo

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