Magazine article Herizons

Eclectica (Episodes in Purple)

Magazine article Herizons

Eclectica (Episodes in Purple)

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District 6


Twenty-something singer Zaki Ibrahim has a careerthat musicians twice her age would envy. Born in Vancouver, she has spent time shuttling between the West Coast and the South African homeland of her father. Those cultures, coupled with her mother's Scottish/English heritage, informed her musical education at an early age.

It also prepared her for a life on the road, and she has since performed alongside acts like Tumi and the Volume, Jane Bunnett, Toots and the Maytals and Erykah Badu. Because of the range of influences Ibrahim grew up with, her music is a very natural and modern-sounding blend of hip hop, R&B, pop and electronics with a distinct South African flavour. Lauryn Hill grabbed attention for her ability to fuse hip hop with beautiful, melodic vocals, and tracks like "Grow Again" illustrate Ibrahim's potential to take over that spotlight. …

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