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?
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