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, art, dance, and the drum. She feels that our innate gifts are interwoven with life experience and can be called forth by learning how to care for the drum. Mz. imani was radically trance-formed by Babatunde Olatunji. She whole heARTedly welcomed the presence of the sacred fire and the drum that he gave to her in the late ’80’s.
Mz. imani is skilled and dedicated to holding space for the co-creation of fields of unlimited possibility for personal and collective trance-formation, thru the drum, song, dance, round table discussions, prayer + silence. She is a grandmother, a ceremonial musician and planetary AlcheMystic who is lucky to spend most of her thyme in Swannanoa, NC, as caretaker and curator of SoulFire Sanctuary, and the 18th Peace Chamber, in Beautiful Painted Arrows Lineage.