Award-winning vocalist, composer, librettist, improviser and conceptual artist
Imani Uzuri is an award winning vocalist, composer and conceptual artist who creates, travels and performs internationally in venues such as Lincoln Center, NY Philharmonic, Villa La Pietra (Florence, Italy), Performa Biennial, Molde Jazz Festival (Norway), Museum of Modern Art and Carnegie Hall.
She has been a Park Avenue Armory Artist in Residence, Harvard W. E. B. Du Bois Institute Hutchins Center Fellow and is recently a UPenn Center for Experimental Ethnography Visiting Scholar. During her tenure as a Jerome Foundation Composer/Sound Artist Fellow and Camargo Foundation (Cassis, France) Composer-In-Residence, Uzuri traveled and researched for an upcoming large music work celebrating the iconography of the holy Black Madonna. Uzuri is currently composing a new chamber opera Hush Arbor. She has recently returned from a sojourn to Ethiopia's holy city of Lalibela.