Zaki Ibrahim

The Vibe Collective : Real Talk. Real Music. Real Vibes. Each and every Saturday 3pm to 5pm on CIUT 89.5FM with DJ Jams, Jamaias DaCosta, Mali DocuVixen, Kemba King, Victoria Grant, Luam Kidane, and Adrian Worrell aka. DJ gryphen. THE VIBE COLLECTIVE IS AN ONGOING DIALOGUE ABOUT HIPHOP, ART, DECOLONIZATION, SOCIAL JUSTICE, IDENTITY, CAPITALISM, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND THE WAYS IN WHICH THESE THINGS INTERSECT, FOLLOWED BY AN HOUR OF MUSIC TO MOVE YOU.

The Vibe Collective in studio: Kemba King, Jamaias DaCosta, and Luam Kindane are joined by performance artist, singer Zaki Ibrahim.

Shout outs to others in the Collective: Adrian Worrell, Mali Docuvixen and Victoria Grant.


Inner Voice Music Management:

Canadian-born South African singer/songwriter Zaki Ibrahim creates a divers opus with her latest, Every Opposity assisted by producers Tiago of Tumi and the Volume, Wawesh from Kenya (Just a Band) included Spoek Mathambo and  Boddhi Satva. Meanwhile in South Afric, Ibrahim contribution to Tyler Perry’s film for Colored Girls or afro-hous vocals Culoe de Song.


With Every Opposite, Zaki has further distilled her wide-ranging palette into a potent singular strain. She can reel off a list of icons like Michael Jackson, Prince, Lionel Richie, Sade, Stevie Wonder, Miriam Makeba, Bobby McFerrin, Zap Mama, Radiohead, Madlib and J. Dilla counting them as inspiration. Her uniqueness, however, is in her ability to meld those fragments into a cohesive sound.

Towards this end, she carefully selected a cast of characters, including Kenyan producer Wawesh (Just a Band, Muthoni the Drummer Queen) and South London production team LV. The core of the project was produced by Tiago of Tumi and the Volume and 340ml fame. “Zaki has an extraordinary voice and no instrument – not even an orchestra – would be able to compete with it,” says Tiago. “So it was logical that to balance these songs, percussive instruments would be the way forward. Sort of like having Zaki’s voice fighting a million drums, on top of a melodic bed of music.” The result is an album that sounds so impossibly diverse, it could have been recorded in the 80s, 90s, or some time in the future – all delivered in a trademark mix of whip appeal and urgency that makes it heartfelt and sensuous at the same time.

Facebook: Zaki Ibrahim
Twitter: @zakkiibrahim

The Vibe Collective, Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Roundtable Discussion


Playlist- DJ Jams

a tribe called mi’kmaqcalling all warriors
a tribe called red – sisters
angel hazea tribe called red (prod a tribe called red)
nana x rich kidd x phoenix pagliacci (prod Junia T)no names
nbs (prod rich kidd)  tie breaker
jean graefuckery level 3000
tall paulpieceful revolution f knox
northern creepower to my people
jams ill frequency


Playlist- DJ Gryphen

Coming Soon


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