Born in the Kingdom of Tonga, which is a Polynesian archipelago, multi-instrumentalist and artist Taimani has recently recorded and produced his first self-titled EP. Although primarily raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is his Tongan heritage and personal history that inspires his music. Taimani is not only a singer-songwriter but also a storyteller. His father was the first to introduce electronic instruments into sacred spaces in the Tongan Islands, by way of gospel music. While Taimani’s music is called “island soul,” it embraces and overlaps multiple genres, allowing for a wider breadth of connectivity. Taimani travels the world working with youth outreach, bridging music and spirituality. His influences include James Brown, Ben Harper, Robert Nesta Marley and Bill Withers.