Imani Uzuri

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Imani Uzuri is an African-American vocalist and composer.[1][2]

Uzuri has collaborated with a cross section of artists across various disciplines including Herbie Hancock,[3] John Legend, Vijay Iyer, Sanford Biggers, Carrie Mae Weems, Wangechi Mutu and Robert Ashley[citation needed]. In 2012 Uzuri released her critically acclaimed second album, The Gypsy Diaries, which was funded with a successful Kickstarter campaign.[4][5][6] Uzuri was a 2015 Park Avenue Armory artist-in-residence.[7] March 2016 will mark Uzuri's Lincoln Center's American Songbook series debut.[8]


  1. ^ Cooper, Carol (June 4, 2012). "Live: Imani Uzuri Brings The Gypsy Life To Joe's Pub". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2014-12-29. , review of a performance at Joe's Pub
  2. ^ "How Toni Cade Bambara Saved Me". The Feminist Wire. Retrieved 2014-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Future 2 Future – Herbie Hancock". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-12-29. 
  4. ^ Nadal, James (May 19, 2012). "Imani Uzuri: The Gypsy Diaries (2012)". All About Jazz. 
  5. ^ Weaver, Joshua R. (June 6, 2012). "Imani Uzuri's Gypsy Diaries: New World Soul". The Root. 
  6. ^ Sole, Deanne (June 7, 2012). "Imani Uzuri: The Gypsy Diaries". PopMatters. 
  7. ^ "Under Construction Series", Park Avenue Armory
  8. ^ Profile, Lincoln Center's American Songbook

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