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.
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