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Zaki Ibrahim Features on Tyler Perry's 'For Colored Girls' Soundtrack

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, including Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine, Janet Jackson and many more, the film showcases a collection of 20 poems revealing different issues impacting women in general, and women of color in particular. The soundtrack is equally spectacular, featuring the likes of Nina Simone, Estelle, Janelle Monàe, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Lalah Hathaway and South African/Canadian singer Zaki Ibrahim. Born in Vancouver, BC and raised between South Africa and Canada’s West Coast, 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.


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

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The New Fela Kuti Box Set is Curated by Femi Kuti & Chris Martin

And they said the perfect holiday gift doesn't exist...

Fela Kuti's 50th anniversary reissues released this year have reminded us why his status as a legend continues to ring true.

Through the year, Partisan Records (the homes of Fela's catalog) has released a number of special reissues, and now Vinyl Box #5 is set to drop just in time for you to be named the coolest gift giver in your friend group. The highly-anticipated fifth installment of vinyl reissues was co-curated by Fela's son, Nigerian afrobeat ambassador Femi Kuti and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

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