Zakiya Harris


Zakiya Harris, alias Sh8peshifter, makes music art through ritual. While her music has been compared to the love child of Radiohead + Erykah Badu, this Oakland-based performance artist occupies a world of her own. A soundtrack to #BlackGirlMagic and beyond,  her afro-eclectic mix of soul, dance and theater inspire folks to find the divinity within and bounce their booties to the bassline.  Whether on stage with the likes of Talib Kweli and Dead Prez or with her dynamic band Elephantine, she seamlessly blends the genres of Soul, Electronica, Hip-Hop and Afro-Beat music. Harris moved audiences at The Independent, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Life is Living, The New Parish, Brick and Mortar, Cafe Du Nord, The Legendary CBGB’s Gallery and was featured at Art Basel.