BanTOR VIEWS: Catching vibes with Dre Ngozi

For Dre Ngozi, it’s all about vibes. Dre has spent time cultivating her artistic gifts in Ottawa and Montreal, to her now home of Toronto, where she has developed as a respected DJ in the local scene. But she’s also a spiritual woman, and energy worker. If you’ve ever attended Manifesto’s High Power party, where she spins Afrobeat, Funk, Soca, Dancehall, and more, as a resident DJ, it’s evident how she merges professions in her incredible playlists.

And there are other elements involved – Dre honours her heritage with respect and authenticity, and is unapologetic when it comes to her beliefs. Whether through her background as a multidisciplinary media artist, to her work in the arts and culture community, or developing projects that champion women of the diaspora, Dre makes a political statement to “just be.” With someone as passionate as Dre setting the tone of the dancefloor, how can you not catch a vibe? And trust us, they’re the good kind, if not healing.

We invited Dre to discuss her perspectives on thriving in Toronto’s scene, work as a Holistic Practitioner, honouring her roots and trusting the process. 

LISTEN:

Featured tracks:
"Journey To Satchidananda" - Alice Coltrane
"Johnny" - Yemi Alade

Catch Dre spinning at:

  Sunday, June 25:  Breakin' Convention Park Jam - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts See complete event info  here .

Sunday, June 25: Breakin' Convention Park Jam - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
See complete event info here.

  Sunday, July 23:  Skratch Bastid's BBQ - 525 King Street West See complete event details  here .

Sunday, July 23: Skratch Bastid's BBQ - 525 King Street West
See complete event details here.

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Produced by Ola Mazzuca