As Zamani’s repertoire of original R&B compositions has grown so too has the demand for her live performances. What began as modest school, community, church and all ages showcases has grown into professional performances at the Rebecca Cohn - opening for the Nova Scotia Mass Choir annual MLK The Dream Continues Concert; The ANSMA Lift Every Voice Showcase; The Reeny Smith Facebook Live Christmas Concert; The 8th Annual Emerging Lens Festival; Halifax May Works Festival; TD International Jazz Festival; Global TV Breakfast Show; ATV Live at Five; the ANSMA Awards; In My Soul - African Nova Scotian Songwriters Circle; In February 2018 Zamani headlined the inaugural Young Gifted and Black Youth Jazz Music Showcase at Stayner’s Pub; and recently performed at the 2018 ECMA all ages Showcase.
collaborations & Songwriting
Creating music that is expressive, compelling and relevant is what allows Zamani to attract an eclectic and diverse audience. A unique talent displaying compositional versatility, Zamani places song writing at the core of her triad of musical gifts – along with her sultry vocal delivery and captivating stage presence. For one young woman and a laptop Zamani creates a performance with a far-reaching sound attributable to her brilliant lyrics and well-placed instrumentation that she literally curates into passionately produced original songs. Zamani was a surprise special guest songwriter at the 2017 African Nova Scotian Songwriters Circle and was invited back in 2018 after receiving overwhelming rave reviews. This earned Zamani a featured role at the 2018 Halifax May Works Festival Songwriters Circle.
As a collaborator Zamani has successfully worked with many esteemed local musicians including: Owen Lee, Shawn Downey, Harvi Millar, Cindi Cain, Silvio Pupo, and JR Smith. She is a frequent collaborator with the Preston Primos jazz ensemble lead by local jazz icon Jeff Goodspeed and Cuban vocal master Augusto Enriquez. Most recently, she collaborated with Jayden Austin and Shay Pitts at the 2017 NSMW all ages showcase. In addition the three collaborated on writing and producing a dynamic hip hop track and follow-up video “Switchin Lanes” which features Zamani on lead vocals. The video was released on YouTube in June 2018. Zamani’s duet vocal collaborations with singer Amariah Bernard Washington landed the pair the prestigious ANSMA Portia White Youth Award and a Jongleur Youth Arts Performance Award in 2018. In March 2019 Zamani will co-host a concert in collaboration with 16 year old rising guitar star Logan Richard of PEI.
Summary of Performance Credits
Music Industry Performances
Music Industry Performances,TD International Jazz Festival Halifax, The East Coast Music Awards (ECMA’s) All Ages Showcase, Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW) Showcase Artist, Youth Arts Connection Youth Music Showcase, Emerge Music Festival, Dead of Winter Music Festival, Stayner’s Jazz Club, 18th Annual African Nova Scotian Music Awards, ANSMA Natal Day Festival, Lift Every Voice Concert & Showcase (ANSMA), Preston Primos Annual Showcase: The Jeff Goodspeed Youth Jazz Band;, Viola Desmond The Musical - World Premiere, Halifax May Works Festival, Young Gifted & Black Youth Music Showcase, Nova Scotia Mass Choir Annual Martin Luther King Concert, Sankofa: Annual African Nova Scotian Songwriters Circle, Eastlink TV ANSMA Awards Show, Global TV The Morning Show, CTV Live at Five, Reeny Smith Facebook Live Christmas Concert, Patchwork House Concerts
Community & Institutional Performances
Viola Desmond Tribute Concert North End Business Association & Music Nova Scotia, Teens Now Talk Youth Expo, For the Love of God Concert, African Heritage Month Opening Night Ceremonies, Emerging Lens Film Festival, Shelburne Black Loyalists Festival, All African Peoples Conference Music Showcase, Accra Ghana, African United Baptist Association Youth Conference, African United Baptist Association Annual Association Service, Black Educators Association Annual Spelling Bee, Public Service Alliance Canada African Heritage Month Celebrations, New Horizons(formerly Cornwallis) Baptist Church Youth Praise Service, NSHCC Restorative Inquiry Community Symposium, Imhotep Legacy Program Annual Banquet, Citadel High School Annual Student Showcase, Cherry Brook Lake Loon Education Committee Annual Youth Conference, Black Educators Association Annual Professional Development Conference, Scotia’s Got Talent Benefit ANSA Office - African Youth Governance Conference