At her core, Mz. imani is a people’s artist, meaning she weaves the line between ritual, performance and facilitation in the authentic expressions of Art in Action. She sings and drums with the spirits and plays for the WErld. Her music and heART are KINnected to the Collective + to nature. Her ways + music are offered as ceremonial invocations and invitations to Help Make The WErld a Better Place To Be, Simply By Showing Up!
Mz. imani has been playing the drum since 1986, when she was inspired by the passion, spirit, and presence of Babatunde Olatunji. Since that time, she has been the vehicle for many women, children + men to find the drummer that lives within their soul. Mz. imani WErks with Olatunji’s language of the drum, as well as West African rhythms. Thru her original music + IMPish nature, she brings a special magic to all who wish to experience the pure joy of allowing their inner spirit to take voice.
Mz. imani resides in Swannanoa, NC and is the curator and land keeper for SoulFire Sanctuary, home to the 18th Peace Chamber, in Joseph Rael’s Lineage. Since 2014 she has been caring for + renovating the Peace Chamber + tending to the land.