Zipporah is a multi-talented musical creative, film-maker and activist. Creating films and documentaries about global music scenes, identity and youth culture around the world, opening up musical borders and pushing conversations of identity through her films, writing, radio shows and talks.
We first met at Meetmethere weekender festival in Ghana and immediately connected through our mutual admiration on eclectic musical goodness from across the globe.
Her impressive back catalogue exposing different musical landscapes; travelling and living everywhere from Kenya, India, Tel Aviv and beyond, means her mixes always radiate a unique mix of local and global beats – a palette we certainly get down with!
For anyone unfamiliar with her work, Zipporah is figurehead for documentaries and global outreach at Stamp The Wax, contributor to the iconic ‘Against The Clock‘ FactMag series and is always at the forefront of the scene, championing conversations of identity and social rights through her films
With that, it’s a pleasure to give her the reigns on this weeks, Tuckshop Mix Series.
In her own words:
“This mix is made up of all the songs I have been listening to over and over whilst in lockdown.
Many songs that found their way to me during this time, from friends sending them in messages of love, to clocking a banging tune in a zoom exercise class, songs that stuck with me from a beats to-work-to playlist and just revisiting tunes I love. The mix nearly ended up being 2 hours of amapiano and r&b, because that’s basically all I’ve been listening to, but there are a selection of other tracks that rode with me during all sorts of moments (transcribing hours of interviews / making shelves) and moods (can’t focus help me / bad bitch doing squats).
A big shout out to SA’s JazziDisciples who’s album Disciples of Piano gave me so much life throughout and no matter what I was doing or feeling would always have me getting down and feeling joyful. Thank you to my bestie Kerby in Nairobi for putting me onto them and giving me so much life.
Also shout out to my plants (pictured), who also held me down throughout. I opened and closed with a couple of tracks from Green-House’s album of music made for plants, but is clearly also made for me, as I find it to be the most calming music ever.
I hope this mix brings you solace, joy and gets you moving and feeling good in yourself. As my eternal mantra song, included in the mix, says – Live Your Life
Live your life
When you know what you want
You should go for it
What you feel in your heart
Don’t better fight it
Don’t you deny it
It’s your life
Do what you want
Lots of love,
Tracklist – Tuckshop Mix Series 008 Zipporah
Peperomia Seedling – Green-House
Lagoons – Kazam
August 10 – Khruangbin
Voodoo – Patrick Paige II
Carefree – Mick Jenkins
Kings – Waldo, Savon & Sango
Don’t Do It – Leikeli47
Soweto Blues ft. Busiswa & Jaz Karis – Juls
Live Your Life ft. Nomisupasta – JazziDisciples
Akulalei – Samthing Soweto
Fire & Ice – JazziDisciples
Ke Star ft. Virgo Deep – Focalistic
Could You Be ft. Syren Rivers – Roska
Pree Me ft. なかむらみなみ – Roska
Malana Ja – Swordman Kitala (K-Lone remix)
Pineapple – Chungo (Breaka Remix)
Angele Ni Fie – Juls & Sango
Check – Dotty
Patterned – Jords & Dotty
Full Moon – Tomi Agape
Come Thru – Summer Walker
In Due Time – Waldo, Savon & Sango
Lift Off ft. Rocco Palladino – Tom Misch & Yussef Fayes
Obinim – Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
Fall In Love (Bonus Track) – Slum Village
dont_tgottabe – Knxwledge
Now and Then – Tom Doolie
West Flower Street – Waldo, Savon & Sango
Soft Meadow – Green-House
Xylem – Green-House