Sounds of Imani is an indie contemporary gospel recording artist in Detroit, Michigan (USA) whose musical harmony brings joy, healing and inspiration to listeners of all ages. Imani is an African word meaning faith and this artist definitely lives up to its name. Sounds of Imani was formed in 1996 out of a vision to provide the music world with a distinct sound of excellence and quality musical expertise; as well as to develop and create positive, uplifting, and encouraging music. Gerald & Carol, the versatile husband and wife team (along with their band) thank God for longevity and total submission to biblical principles.
This artist has continued to remain focused on pursuing the goals they have set forth. Maintaining a self-contained unit certainly isn’t easy but Sounds of Imani realizes that working with a unit of individuals prompts commitment, respect, and loyalty (extremely important). Sounds of Imani has worked with various musicians over a period of time and is still going strong with longtime backing musicians of many years.
When we think about the term “vision” we consider its meaning to be somewhat centered around “strategic forecasting”. Although it has not yet come to pass, people can still plan with the expectation of it coming to pass. Sound familiar? Faith is defined as being “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (KJV – Hebrews 11:1). In other words, faith is the foundation on which all our hopes for the future are built; the evidence of things not seen means that our faith in action shows we are not driven by what currently appears before us. Without faith we would limit ourselves to a narrow minded concept of what we see with a “worldly” or “carnal sight”.
But what about motivation? Simply this, “I know it’s going to happen, therefore I’m going to do all that I can to prepare myself for the fulfillment of that vision”. We must be ready to walk in the door once the door opens. Another great passage of scripture also states, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak; though it tarry wait for it, because it will surely come” (KJV – Habakkuk 2:3)
What do you suppose keeps indie music artists going? What motivates them? Should you be a visionary? What does it take to reach the goals you have set? Do you encourage or inspire other music artists?
Take a look at the interview below and let us know what you think.
It was a pleasure meeting with you Pastors Carol and Gerald Erwin Thank you so much for sharing your vision, testimony and allowing my company the opportunity to assist with Your Vision, Mission and Music Ministry.. May God continue to bless you and The Ministry
Barbara D. Peter, CEO The Peterson Group Atlanta, Georgia, Detroit Michigan, Los Angelos California
Thank you Barbara for your prayers and we do look forward to working with you!!
What a Great Interview of Sounds of Imani! Imani means “Faith”, my that alone is Awesome. Our faith in Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ is really what it is All about. After all He’s the only One who can get you through when no one else can. Their Music is Awesome!
It has been a blessing to listen to the music of The Sounds of Imani and their efforts in ECMA and The Memoirs Make A Difference Music Marketing, Media and PR training program. We had a machine tally the votes in our Song Writer Challenge and the votes tied The Sounds of Imani with another presenter, with the tie only to be broken by likes. Truly, the sounds of Imani are soul touching and soul pleasing! They’ve touched my soul with the music and melodies!