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Imani and First Prayer: Collage

Delivering a collection of ten distinctive tunes, vocalist Imani (Faith) backed by her five-musician core band, First Prayer, paint with broadest brush, generating tones and textures drawn from the heart and soul of African-roots music. Unity through diversity is the goal of this D.C.-based fellowship; their means are impassioned grooves with spiritual nods to Delta blues, mainstream jazz, and Mother Africa. A striking debut session for their fertile ideas, cohesive musicianship, masterful solowork, and globally-blended beats.

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