Imany

  • France
  • Elegant folk-soul

Born into a family from the Comoros, she started off in New-York and kick started her career in Paris, inspired by the sounds and voices of the likes of Tracy Chapman, Marvin Gaye and Billie Holiday, Imany has been nourished by a thousand cultures and influences. Since her debut, she has mapped out her route with elegance, ploughing a furrow between soul, folk, blues and pop, whilst imposing her own style: carefully crafted lyrics set to a voice with a woody, tender timbre. In her universe, a kind of melancholia mixed with hope infuses her writing: Imany means "faith" in Swahili. On stage, she takes her time and invites her audience to do the same: her concerts are a kind of parenthesis, both delicate and powerful where only the present moment counts.