The Belly Dancer & The Producer: Behind The Scenes with Zoe from Beats Antique [Interview]

Interview by Stephanie Rosa

Unique. Experimental. Eclectic. These are just three words that come to mind when describing the ultimate fusion trio that is Beats Antique. Aside from their unparalleled sound, Beats Antique is known for their live performance element. Oakland-native Zoe Jakes takes the stage to wow the crowd with her perfected belly dancing, delivering an incredible experience to all Beats Antique fans. What new fans may not realize, is that Zoe not only performs, but she also produces the tracks that are played on stage.

I had the opportunity to sit down with this multi-talented woman at Symbiosis Gathering, where her group closed out Friday as a headliner. A fan of festivals, a healthy lifestyle, and self expression, Zoe discussed the Beats Antique upcoming Shadowbox tour (with the release of their new album), the world of belly dancing, and what its like to be a woman in the music industry. Check out the full interview below!

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