Mz. imani has been building Gardens of the Groove and tending ceremonial fires for more than 30 years. She is a percussionist and vocalist who WErks with the elements of praiSING Life thru spoken werd, song, our innate gifts interwoven with life experience and the drum. Mz. imani was radically transformed by Olatunji and whole heARTedly welcomed the presence of the sacred fire and the drum that he gave to her in 1987. She is skilled and dedicated to holding spaces for drumming, singing and dancing to co-create a field of unlimited possibility for personal and collective trance-formation. She is a grandmother, a ceremonial musician and planetary AlcheMystic who is lucky to spend most of her thyme as care taker and curator of SoulFire Sanctuary, which is in Swannanoa, NC and home to the 18th Peace Chamber, in Beautiful Painted Arrows Lineage.