Imani Ray is a dedicated and passionate vocal artist, dancer, model, actress, and event host. Queens, NY bom as Imani R-V Patterson, she currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She comes from a legacy of Caribbean entertainers. Her great-grandfather, Stephen Solomon, was a renowned Trinidad & Tobago Calypso Artist, writer and composer. Imani is very proud of her Caribbean lineage and passionate about Soca music in particular.
Imani Ray is the consummate performer. Her high-energy performances have captivated crowds at the following venues: 2014 Atlanta Carnival, Caribbean Association of Georgia, 6th Annual Atlanta Caribbean Cultural Festival (performing for 3 consecutive years). The 4th Annual US-Africa International Business Forum/Dinner; Sinfo-Nia Youth Orchestra 25th Silver Anniversary Concert; AG Show (In Bermuda); Wednesday WindDown (Hosted by Majic 107.5); Great Fete - “Soca Glow” (In Tobago); PXP Fest in Atlanta (Created by Fully Focus & Hosted by Akon) and the NOLA Caribbean 2nd Annual Festival, just to name a few.
Can't Hold Me, her second release, is an emphatic statement that she will be a force to be reckoned with, in the Caribbean music industry, as a “Soca” rose, clearly in bloom.
Her latest release, So Free, captured the attention of the mainstream market, letting her fans know she has an amazing vocal range, and intends on maintaining her Caribbean vibe.
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