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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Stanley

Surrendering Control, Trusting Yourself and Taking a Leap of Faith

Are you willing to release control and embrace the unknown?

In the latest episode of Dare to Interrupt, Amani Roberts, chief musical curator at The Amani Experience, shares his journey of personal development and the lessons he learned along the way.

Read on for information about the stars of this episode, Amani!

Amani Roberts is a Washington, D.C.-born and bred creative and a Howard University graduate who has been a DJ since 2008. Amani currently lives in Los Angeles, and is the chief musical curator for his entertainment and production company, The Amani Experience. He is also a partnered Twitch streamer and produces four live-streaming shows weekly.

Amani has produced remixes of numerous popular artists such as Sade, Usher, SZA and Leela James and hosts a weekly podcast called “Adventures in Business” with his co-host Mandi Graziano, where he interviews creative professionals from all over the world.

He is also an award-winning professor at Cal State University - Fullerton (CSUF), teaching Entertainment Operations and Music Business in the School of Business & Economics, as well as serving as the executive director of the Center for Entertainment & Hospitality Management.

In 2022, Amani was honored as the School of Business & Economics Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award winner. Amani graduated from Berklee College of Music (Boston) with a Master's in Music Business with a GPA of 4.0. He was named one of Meeting Professional International's “50 Up & Coming Event Professionals.”

Amani’s first book, DJs Mean Business: One Night Behind The Turntables Can Spin Your Company’s Success was released in April 2020. He is working on his second book, which examines the disappearance of Black R&B groups.

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