Chattanooga musician whose life is defined by music. He began his journey in Barger Academy and continued on to the Center for Creative Arts, and attended Tennessee Tech on a music scholarship. After years of devoted practice, he eventually made it to competitive divisions like All East, All State, where he received principal positions. Dakari went on to do a few national competitions like Act-So under the NAACP and one sponsored by the Omega Psi fraternity. With thirteen years under his belt, he now juggles a few jobs, including teaching at the Mountain Arts Community Center, playing bass for Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers, and interning with SoundCorps. He is currently a Craft Masters attendee hoping to hone his music experience and build his career.