OUR NETWORK & RADAR 2018-02-27T02:13:11+00:00


In Our Network features artists, arts administrators, culture workers and curators whose engagement with the IMAN has been ongoing and integral to our work of dynamic arts programming and organizing for social change and fostering health and wellness in the inner city. More than a network, they are our community. We invite you to explore their inspiring work! (Also, check out artists On Our Radar!)

Enoch Muhammad

Enoch DetoxX

Co-founder and Hip-Hop EmPowerMenT Specialist of Hip-Hop DetoxX

Brother Enoch is Executive Director and Lead EmPowerMenT Specialist of a public health not-for profit organization called Hip-Hop DetoxX.

Jacinda “Jah da Amp Mouth” Bullie 

Co-Lead Creative, Kuumba Lynx

As a Kuumba Lynx  Co-Founder, Jacinda Bullie aka JAH da Amp Mouth has co-created many of KL’s premier arts & culture projects alongside Co-Founders Jaquanda Villegas & Leida Garcia.

Khalid el-Hakim

Founder and Curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum

Khalid el-Hakim is the founder and curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, a collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture.

Lavon Pettis 

Culture Worker, Lavon Pettis

Over the past decade, Lavon has dedicated her time strategizing with the leadership team at IMAN to use arts, culture, and faith as a vehicle for program development for the global community.

Quadir Lateef

Quadir Lateef

Seasoned Hip-hop Artist, Quadir Lateef

During the past decade, Houston native, Quadir Lateef has maintained an impressive rap career while remaining rooted in activism by working with Cornell West, Jasiri X, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour and more.

The Reminders 

Seasoned Musical Duo, The Reminders

The Reminders are a rare and remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics.


On Our Radar lists artists whose applications to the IMAN Artist Roster were met with great enthusiasm. We feel they are artists to watch and we are looking forward to following their work. Check them out!

Alicia “Blue Eyes” Smith   |   Chicago, IL   |   Music   |   Seasoned Artist

Alyssa Crain   |   Detroit, MI   |   Visual Arts   |   Upcoming Artist

Asma & Jonathon Iheanacho (Two Bee Moore)   |   Houston, TX   |   Performance Art   |   Upcoming Artist

Augustine “Tino” Melecio   |   Chicago, IL   |   Arts Education   |    Seasoned Artist

Fatimah Asghar   |   Chicago, IL   |   Literary Arts   |   Upcoming Artist

Gulnaz Saiyed   |  Chicago, IL   |   Literary Arts  |   New Artist

John the Author   |   Chicago, IL   |   Music   |    Upcoming Artist

Joshua “Yeshua” Gunty   |    Chicago, IL   |   Multidisciplinary Arts   |   Upcoming Artist

Jovonna Jackson   |   Chicago, IL   |   Visual Arts   |   Upcoming Artist

Larry Taylor Hill   |   Chicago, IL   |   Music   |   Seasoned Artist

Liz Lazdins |   Chicago, IL   |   Visual Arts   |   Mid-career Artist

Lu Fuki and Tazeen   |   Detroit, MI  |   Performance Art   |   Upcoming Artists

Teakster   |   Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom   |   Visual Arts   |   Mid-Career Artist

Norbaya “Gretl Sunshine” Durr   |   Chicago, IL   |   Multidisciplinary Arts   |   New Artist


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