Firestarter Ibi Ibrahim talks about his new Berlin-based band, Kabreet
Ibi Ibrahim is a busy man. ‘I have no time for anything anymore, joon’, he told me as we roasted beneath the sun and sipped on chardonnay at a corner bar in Berlin’s Rosenthaler Platz last month. Having started out as a photographer, Ibi has gone on to model for such artists as Shirin Neshat, and currently works with Ai Weiwei (ooh la la). To further ‘complicate’ things, he also sings in his newly formed band, Kabreet (meaning ‘match’ in Arabic), runs a salon for Yemeni culture on the side, and dabbles in the world of fashion.
Ibi likes Fairuz, French accents, and saying the word joon (the Tehrani pronunciation of the Persian word jan, meaning ‘dear’/’life’). As such, I simply had to invite him as a guest for the first episode of our new podcast series, REORIENT Radio, in which I’ll be talking with my friends and other artists through my nose (not even technology can help me).
Enjoy! There are more goodies on the way …