Zakia

Returning following her memorable performances at The Shack & the Lemon Lounge at Brainchild 2018, Zakia returns for another of her eclectic and masterful sets.

She began DJing while working behind the counter at Honest Jon’s Records and producing for NTS Radio. Since then, she’s gone on to play some of London’s top venues, from Corsica Studios to audiophile hang-out Brilliant Corners, and is a resident DJ at the Jazz Cafe.

On top of all of this, Zakia produces & presents esteemed radio documentaries, with BBC Radio 4 & World Service enlisting her skills for shows on arts, music and culture; from Ella Fitzgerald, to Julius Eastman, to ‘Big Drum’ – a West African drumming tradition from Carriacou.

It’s fair to say Zakia’s knowledge of music is vast, crossing all genres from all corners of the world. Selecting in the club or live on-air, you can expect the unexpected – her weekly NTS show, “Questing”, spans deep & cosmic sounds, from spiritual jazz to psychedelic folk and dub, while DJ sets explore global connections, soulful vibrations and heavy percussion.

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