Mz imani

photo credit James Demaria

Mz. imani walks with the medicine of fire and has been making this journey with heARTbeat of the drum for more than 25 years, during times when the drum was not accessible to women. A student of Olatunji: who helped her answer this deep calling and leaving her with the task of continuing to invite the people of all nations to return to the drum. She tends to this inspiration and assignment by playing her part in initiating and supporting gatherings and events like SoulFire, SoulFire4TheGulf, CoSM Full Moon Drum and Dance, Turtle Women Rising, and the New England Women’s Herbal Conference.

Mz. imani is a ceremonial fire keeper, drum keeper, instigator, circle facilitator and a recording artist who collaborates with many to share the medicine songs received from spirit. She walks closely the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, and carries the gifts forward left to her by her many mentors. Mz. imani is blessed to be guardian of both the Hang and the Halo, enlivening the strands of the web as she sits beside her sis-stars and brothers with these precious instruments that inspire moments of shared remembering and renewal. The sonic saturation of Mz. imani’s voice and these instruments from the stars, reminds us to generously offer our gifts and our blessings and our prayers for the future generations, as we actively call forth the wisdom that resides in each one of us to collectively move “towards the one…”

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