zaki ibrahim

Tyler Perry is remaking Ntozake Shange’s 1975 Obie Award-winning play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf, cropping the title to a simple For Colored Girls. Consisting of an all-star cast such as Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine, Janet Jackson and so many more, Tyler Perry creates a highly anticipated film showcasing a collection of 20 poems revealing different issues that impact women in general, and women of color in particular. While the cast of the film is mind-blowing, the soundtrack is even better, featuring artists such as Nina Simone, Estelle, Janelle Monàe, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Lalah Hathaway and South African singer Zaki Ibrahim. Born in Vancouver, BC and raised between South Africa and Canada’s West Coast, Zaki Ibrahim’s world was a constant blending of cultural diversity, which reflects in her music, a unique mix of soul, hip hop, and electro-acoustic. Check out “Ansomnia,” her single on the soundtrack. Click more for the full tracklisting.

Zaki – Ansomnia by Ophiona

The soundtrack to For Colored Girls is available on November 2nd and appears as follows:
1. Main Title – Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington (with Joshua Bell, Aaron Zigman & The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra)
2. Longer & Stronger – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
3. All Day Long (Blue Skies) – Estelle
4. What More Can They Do – Laura Izibor
5. Sun – Lalah Hathaway
6. Ansomnia – Zaki Ibrahim
7. Settle – Gladys Knight
8. La Donna In Viola – Karen Slack, Andrea Jones-Sojola & The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
9. Sechita (A Senhora em Amarelo) – Anika Noni Rose & Carondelet Percussion Ensemble
10. Stand Up – Macy Gray
11. Without A Fight – Janelle Monàe
12. Four Women – Nina Simone, Simone, Laura Izibor & Ledisi
13. I Know Who I Am – Leona Lewis


1 Replies to "Audio: Zaki Ibrahim Featured on Tyler Perry’s New Film ‘For Colored Girls’ Soundtrack"
October 27, 2010 at 7:49 am

The VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARD was actually given in 1977 for Distinguished Productions. It was awarded to Poet Ntozake Shange, director Oz Scott, and the entire cast of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf”

Other OBIE winners in the cast include Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose.

I would also like to add that I had the pleasure of attending the NYC premiere this week (Oct. 25) and saw other Obie winners Ruby Dee and Daphne Rubin-Vega at the event. “For Colored Girls” is superb in every way: writing, directing, soundtrack and especially the brilliant performances by everyone in the cast.

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