Gerami Groover (President, Founder)
Gerami Groover is a musician, producer, educator, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Reciprocal Exchange Fellow, and founder of Gerami Groover Presents. Gerami Groover Presents (GGP) is a collective of artists whose mission is to reveal and preserve the Afro-folkloric arts to the world through education and technology.
Groover began her musical journey at the Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s only school for the performing and creative arts, where she excelled as the first female pianist accepted into the school. Groover continued to advance in her musicianship by matriculating to the esteemed Berklee College of Music, where she received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in music. It was during her studies at Berklee College of Music where she began to work heavily in a multitude of musical genres, working as an assistant producer, composer and music director for many of Berklee's Concert series. Gerami has shared the stage and gained the likes of many musical giants such as Brazil's finest Ivan Lins, Luis Enrique " El Principe de la Salsa ", Cuba's legendary pianist/composer Chucho Valdez and Patrice Rushen, just to name a few.
Gerami is a firm believer in the power of music and arts education, and is always allowing herself time to give back to the current and preceding generations of youth. For a few years she has traveled and worked tirelessly to provide excellent music and arts education programs to the youth in the Dominican Republic, Swaziland, and in the USA.
Groover is constantly redefining and creating new innovative ways on how to continue to present inspiring music, research, and collaborative art from around the world. She believes that her project Gerami Groover Presents will provide a collective of innovative artists who together will reinvent how world music and performing arts can be studied, produced, recorded, performed, and presented to the world.