For over 19 years, Laxmi has been composing and performing original music in the US. In 2014, she was introduced to Indian Classical and devotional music and the power of both were undeniable. Laxmi travelled to India and became immersed in kirtan, mantra, and Indian Classical music.
She began study of hindustani music with Ustad Chhote Rahimat Khan and studied with Indian Classical vocalist Geetika Varde Qureshi, adopting voice as a yogic practice. Laxmi draws on 10+ years of western flute and Western Classical training which inform her melodic compositions and richness of tone.
Emam and she founded Rhythm and Mantra in 2016.