We had the good fortune of connecting with Mariami and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mariami, can you tell us about an impactful book you’ve read and why you liked it or what impact it had on you?
I recently ready “Limitless” by Jim Kwik and loved his position on the theory of the brain’s limitless capacity. He explores how to strengthen memory, how to hold more knowledge, how to reduce brain fog/ fatigue and how to master your full mind’s potential as you re-write limiting beliefs.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art up to this point has honestly been a mirror of my life experience. I grew up in Eastern Europe and immigrated to America when I was 6, then pursued music from an early age and studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music while dually doubling in Theater at Emerson College. My sound came to be a hybrid of my Georgian influences, polyphony and folk music and my love of Jazz and Soul music! Then later when I began also writing for others I crossed into EDM & Pop. The hardest part was getting to a place where I could relax about calling myself an Artist. I felt like I had to earn my stripes so I worked incredibly hard and sacrificed a lot of “fun” for studio time. If I could go back to the younger me I’d tell her to not be so precious about art. I used to take my time with things, really mulling over content and whether I should release music or not. There was a lot of waiting and stalling, but as I picked up momentum later in my career I learned to trust my gut and my instincts more and that’s when things really took off. The world should know that my brand and story is really honest. Music is where I am most vulnerable so it’s in that space that I invite my audience to really let go and be authentically themselves.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Great question! I’d absolutely take them to Griffith Observatory and get a hike in while we’re there for views. If it was a girl I’d take us to the spa for massages! We’d definitely get my favorite coffee at Alfred in West Hollywood. We’d get lunch and deserts at Republique and go to HD Buttercup or Restoration Hardware to muse home decor. I’d definitely try to squeeze in a museum too haha, I’d aim for They Getty or Getty Villa! We’d end the night with dinner at Pizzana and of course ice cream at Salt + Straw 🙂
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This year Lacey Phillips from To Be Magnetic deserves all the credit. She is the founder of a unique field of neuro-manifestation. She really laid out some steadfast tools to stay grounded in 2020 through the turbulence of the pandemic. Her science backed theory on neuro-manifestation is all about unblocking personal limits, expanding the mind’s ability to see and believe what is possible and passing tests as you call in up-leveled manifestations. It’s been tough work with a very rewarding payoff. A lot of our limits and looping fears are stored in the subconscious, so Lacey’s method is all about re-writing those old loops that don’t serve us and re-writing new ones and reinforcing them.