Iman Omari’s Soulful Performance Dazzles To Kick Off The Stones Throw Superfest [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Iman Omari @ Stones Throw Superfest 11/5/16
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“Hold up. Wait a minute. Who is this ‘Iman Omari’ and how to cop more of his music?”
That was what I said to myself as soon as I heard the first artist to grace the Superfest stage perform his music. Now, being the first act to perform, Iman’s performance time was very short. Less than 25 minutes. But it was enough of a sampling to pique my curiosity to google his name the next day to learn more about him.
This 25 year old is a graduate of the Alexander Hamilton High School of Music Academy has already produced tracks for various west-coast hip hop artists including Pac Div, Cee Jay Dom Kennedy and earned co-product
But his own personal musical stylings embodies more than just hip hop elements, and his arrangements highlight his crisp tenor voice that soulfully glides over every chord progression. It was a short set, but I got that neo-soul flavor all up in my bones, and the excitement I had while listening to him perform his music reminded me of the feeling that I got when I first heard music from the likes of Bilal and Maxwell. I wanted to hear more of him, and I was left longing for more when he left the stage.
This kid’s got a lot of potential. I highly recommend keeping an ear on him.
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Derrick K. Lee is a music attorney, blogger, concert photographer and co-owner of Blurred Culture. He goes to a lot of shows and sometimes he writes good. Music is his boo.
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