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Watch Zaki Ibrahim play live at the 2016 CBC Music Festival

Reuben Maan

Zaki Ibrahim's CBC Music Festival set began with her percussionist slapping out some rhythms and her drummer laying down a steady beat. The keyboardist and bassist chimed in next, followed by her background singers repeating the chant, "Are you ready? Do it right." Ibrahim then ran onto the stage and grabbed her mic just in time to hit the first verse of her latest single, "Do the Right Thing." What a sweet way to start a show.

Ibrahim and her band played a groove-heavy set, and she and her background singers kept the energy high with choreographed dance moves for every song. Clad in purple, blue and white galaxy leggings, the three women harmonized beautifully and added some great call-and-response at other times. Check out five songs from the set in the playlist below:

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