Channeling Smart Sensuality with Imani Winds & Josephine Baker

Mariam Adam, Jeff Scott, Valerie Coleman, Monica Ellis and Toyin Spellman-Diaz.ArtTracker| The name Imani means “faith” in Swahili. In today’s WSJ article It’s a Breeze: Imani Winds, the Journal introduces us to one of the most innovative groups in today’s “chamber music” scene. The group is further distinguished as a wind quartet: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn.

Imani Wind will be performing (and narrating) Bruce Adolph’s new “Zephyronia” with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center next Sunday, May 17.

As a signal of just how much Team Obama is exposing young talent in America, I immediately Googled Imani Winds, to see if Desiree Rogers has featured them yet at the White House. 

Intro to Imani Winds

Read the in-depth WSJ feature It’s a Breeze: Imani Winds and then check out this excellent interview with the group, plus their trademark ode to one of the greatest Smart Sensuality women ever: Josephine Baker.

Josephine Baker: A Life of Le Jazz Hot! Imani Winds sampler

Enjoy. Anne