Collaborations & Song Writing
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.