Zakiyah The Queen
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Zakiyah The Queen

Buckingham, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1995 | INDIE

Buckingham, Virginia, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1995
Band R&B Neo Soul

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AuNaturel 1997
EclecticiZm 1999
The ReZipe 2009
RenaZZaince 2013

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If you've met her, you get her and then you love her. Zakiyah's commanding presence and silky voice draw fans in with this brilliant artist's genuine lyrics and Funky Urban Folk sound. You will find yourself dancing, singing and celebrating this feel good music that's good for your mind, body and soul. Zakiyah's reach is global. Her music currently plays in over 26 countries. But it's in the live arena that you will truly "experience" Her Highnezz. From the first note the band comes exact, with intricately tight hits that seize your attention. Instantly you find yourself bobbing to the steady current of funky grooves and intoxicating rhythms that flow from the stage. Having worked with a number of industry talents, recently Zakiyah has teamed with drummer/producer Ivan Hampden, of Luther Van Dross fame. From her earliest work, to her soon to be released new album, Zakiyah will live on your playlist and will most definitely be on your calendar when she visits your town. 

In the fall of 1997 Zakiyah emerged from the studio with a new and exciting brand of music that was worth the wait. “Au Naturel”. With its release several tracks from this freshman offering received generous play list action on over 200 stations and several songs from this CD reached single-digit chart action on US college stations and mainstream radio across the United Kingdom and Canada.

Hitting the road with her signature Live In-your-face Interactive Party Sessions, (L.I.I.P.S), Zakiyah began to build a strong grassroots following and was affectionately hailed as “Her Highnezz”, “The Funk Mistress” and the “Groove Goddess.” While on the road evolving her sound, Zakiyah revamped her lineup, bringing a healthy infusion of jazzy funk to her mix of soul rock.

This infusion gave life to 1999’s "Eclecticism" which received moderate airplay in the UK and Canada and sold out of its initial pressing.In 2009, after taking time off to raise her daughter, Zakiyah came back with “The ReZipe”. Teaming with drummer/producer Ivan Hampden, of Luther Vandross fame, this tasty collection of originals showcases artistically complex and commercially competitive musical compositions. Music for the soul.

At present the Zakiyah is in building a band to promote her new project..."Back to the Root"

You've been waiting for a vibe like thiZzzz!