The Celestial Life of Zaki Ibrahim

An interview with South African-Canadian singer Zaki Ibrahim on grief, family, rebirth and how "chaos is order."

Zaki Ibrahim is wearing a black and white geometric print summer dress. Her hair is braided, with pieces wrapped in red wool and beads dangling off the tips. It's a hot afternoon, and we're sitting at a cafe in the trendy Observatory neighborhood of Cape Town. The South African-Canadian singer-songwriter, mother and all-round creative is here to release her latest full length album The Secret Life of Planets.

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