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Music has the power to bring people together, building bridges between cultures by a common language. In a world that is fracturted and fragmented, pried apart and polarized, it's the musician who stitiches it back together with harmony, melody and rhythm as the golden thread.
World music, a term used to describe a form of music that uses elements form different musical traditions emerged in the 80's when artists like Peter Gabriela and Brian Eno began to tap into African music and fusing it with synths and experimental soundscapes.
Today's guest, Kenji Wiliiams continues in that tradition and takes it into the 21st Century.
Kenji is a multi-instrumentalist, but is classicaly trained on the violin, which he uses as his main instrument in "Bella Gaia" a multi-media journey into various cultures and people from around the globe.
"Bella Gaia" has been seen by scores of people around the world and it's inspriing message is one of unity and oneness, amidst a deeply moving and shimmering soundscape that combines sacred dance with gorgeous sets and stunning imagery.
We'll find out more about "Bella Gaia" and how it's impacted people the world over from the visionary behind the project, founder and director, Kenji Williams.
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OK.. NOW ALL YOU WANTABEE WISE GUYS---HEAR IT FROM A GUY WHO'S BEEN ON THE TOP OF HIS GAME---'TIL IT STOPPED BEING FUN AND GAMES---AND IT WAS TIME TO PAY THE PIPER...NEED I SAY ANY MORE---LISTEN TO THIS SHOW----TUESDAY 7--8 PM, EST.---WE WILL BE TAKING CALLS AFTER OUR SIT DOWN---WITH JERSEY WISE GUY VINNY DE VINGO AND KENNY ( KENJI ) GALLO. 646-716-4343.
This episode features an interview with my long-time friend and colleague Kenji Jasper, a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter. Jasper began his writing career with an article as an intern for The Washington Informer at 13. At 14, he became a contributor to Black Entertainment Television's YSB Magazine, and later worked as a writer and instructor at The Institute for the Preservation and Study of African American Writing. He also served as an on-air personality for WTTG Fox 5's Newsbag (1986–1987), and later as one of the founding cast members of Black Entertainment Television's Teen Summit (1989–1993). By the time he graduated from Morehouse College in 1997, his journalism had appeared in VIBE, Essence, The Village Voice, Upscale, The Charlotte Observer, The San Diego Union Tribune, and The Atlanta Tribune. He wrote his first novel, Dark, at the age of 21, which was released in the UK, translated into French, and optioned for film by State Street Pictures (Soul Food, Barbershop, Roll Bounce) and Fox Searchlight Pictures. His second novel, Dakota Grand, was published in 2002 and was praised by Publishers Weekly, VIBE, Essence, The Chicago Sun-Times and Africana.com. His third novel, Seeking Salamanca Mitchell, was published in 2004. His memoir The House on Childress Street was published in 2006, followed by his fourth novel, Snow. Jasper has contributed articles and essays to National Public Radio, The Village Voice, VIBE, The Charlotte Observer, The Chicago Sun-Times and Essence among many other publications. In 2007 he co-edited and published Beats, Rhymes and Life, a collection of critical writings on hip hop culture with writer and director Ytasha Womack. He was also the CEO and Editor of The Armory, a publishing partnership with Akashic Books. Its first release, Got by first-time author D, was published in 2007, followed by Cake in 2008.
Nikki Rich Interviews Comedian Kenji Thomas on the Nikki Rich Show at 7pm Est. Listeners Call in tonight -323-580-5749 press 1 to speak with our guest.THE NIKKI RICH SHOW features Indie Artist. The audience include talent that ranges from vocalists, producers, engineers’, film productions, athletes, authors , models and promotional teams willing to network and gain useful insight about the entertainment business. THE NIKKI RICH SHOW also allows an open forum, on the radio educating and providing an opportunity to share the business amongst everyone about the common errors that are made in the industry today. The NIKKI RICH SHOW, LLC connects individuals with music Industry professionals through Internet Radio By discovering new talent. THE NIKKI RICH SHOW ,LLC will educate and empower those who are in the entertainment business with the tools they need to be successful on any platform.An aspect of this event is building your brand. Tune in Sun-Fri 7-9 pm Est. www.blogtalkradio.com/TheNikkiRichShow www.NikkiRichShow.Com follow on twitter @msnikkirich
Welcome to Dimensional Healing! On our upcoming program on Kin 164: Yellow Galactic Seed, aka Tuesday February 21, 2012gr, we welcome Kenji Kumara, a multi-dimensional healing teacher and ascension channel. His gift, quantum lightweaving, is the next step in planetary evolution, spiritual awakening and emergence and serves as the bridger between two worlds. Join us as we take the quantum leap. Don't miss this opportunity for ascension, expansion and transformation.
Synopsis: The story of Kevin Holtz, Tatoo Artist's Apprentice and survivor of sexual abuse, comes to a grand conclusion with these final collection of scenes that include his promise to Phil Wilkson (Old mentor and Junior High English and Art Teacher), tearful last words to his dying Uncle Eric in hospital, Reconciliation with his Mom Lara, serious questions for his estranged Uncle Todd and the explosive confrontation with his Aunt Laureen amongst others.
Rated: PG-13 for violence, language, and taboo subject matter
Original "Speak To Me" Mini-Serial Written By: Tim Pylypiuk
Rundown Arranged and Produced By: Tim Pylypiuk
Starring: Tim Pylypiuk, Phoebe Murer, Maria Illiou, and Bill Boutin
Music By: Sade, Abigail Mead, Kenji Eno, Nobuo Uemetso & Shinko Ogata, Jon Hopkins, Peter Gabriel, Claude-Michel Schonberg & Colm Wilkson, Dot and The Kangaroo Theme, and Sylvan Chomet
Listen to Part One here
Dedicated to all those male survivors of sexual abuse, their families, loved ones, and connections.
Synopsis: The distillation of Kevin Holtz's story of abuse and survival is performed in full with musical accompaniement and an important message at the end denoting the motive behind performing it.
Rated: PG-13 for coarse language, adult situations and material.
"Speak To Me" Serial Written By: Tim Pylypiuk
Distillation Written By: Tim Pylypiuk
Starring: Tim Pylypiuk, Maria Illiou, Bill Boutin, and April Griffin
Soundtrack By: Pink Floyd, Sade, Duran Duran, Jon Hopkins, Crash Test Dummies, Enigma, Kenji Eno, Sam Cooke, U2, Katie Irving, Shinko Ogata & Nobuo Uematso, Peter Gabriel, Claude Michel-Schonberg & Colm Wilkson, Dot and The Kangaroo Title Theme.
Dedicated to all Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Abuse, their families, friends, and connections. This is for you.
Celebrating Pride Month and the strength of the immigrant communities in Queens, Flushing Town Hall and Terraza 7 Café today announced its LGBTQ-themed concert - featuring Queens performers - at Flushing Town Hall on Saturday, June 21. I will be interviewing these performers.
Brad Bradley – A Jackson Heights resident, Brad is an accomplished Broadway performer who has appeared in Spamalot, People in the Picture, Annie Get Your Gun, Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, and Billy Elliott
Nadia Bourne - A Queens-based singer, songwriter and musician, activist, and a college student at St. John's University, she will perform “original work about love, life, and revolution.”
Londel Collier - Born in South Jamaica, Londel, 22, was raised in South Carolina but later returned to live in South Jamaica and Flushing. Known as "KenJi", he attends Five Towns College as a Theater Major and performs rhythm and blues.
Timothy Mathis – An award-winning songwriter and playwright who lives in Astoria, Queens, Timothy authored the musical Sylvia So Far, celebrating the life of Stonewall veteran and transgender pioneer Sylvia Rivera. The show premiered in 2007 at La Mama in New York City and has since received multiple productions.
The two-set lineup includes headlining performer Mahina Movement, a trinity of women based in New York City. (Mahina is taken from the Tongan word for “moon” and from the Spanish word “imagine.”)
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Tonight in the Comedian Spotlight is Kenji Thomas
As a Los Angeles native, Kenji Thomas has become a favorite in local comedy clubs, headlining at legendary venues such as, The Ice House and The Laugh Factory.
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Maggie, who goes by the handle @allabout Maggie joins us this morning with her new hit song, Tidal Waves and Hurricanes and clues us in on a new album that she is very carefully assembling between gigs. And outstanding rising star, she cut her teeth on songwriting in Nashville and then decided to take to the stage herself and is making waves on the West Coast.
BELLA GAIA is a live multimedia performance combining NASA visualizations of Earth from Space with live music and dance from around the world. It illuminates the connections between natural systems and human activities through an immersive storytelling with video from space and music from around the world. We will talk with the creator and conductor, Kenji Williams and play cuts from the performance and tell you where you can see it.
Join us as we cover the blow by blow the latest in UFC, Strikeforce, and everything that is MMA. Plus exclusive interviews with Interviews with Joe Doerksen and gangbanger turned MMA fighter Kenji Gallo. And Justin Baily of BJPenn.com drops by to discuss UFC 126. Call in via headset, Skype or just join in via the chat room.
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The Los Angeles-based group originally comprised Henry Garner (drums), Terral "Terry" Santiel (congas), Lequeint "Duke" Jobe (bass), Michael Moore (saxophone), Kenny Copeland (trumpet, lead vocals), Kenji Brown (guitar, lead vocals), Freddie Dunn (trumpet), and Victor Nix (keyboards). The group began in the early 1970s, when members of several backup bands from the Wattsand Inglewood areas of Los Angeles united under the name Total Concept Unlimited. Read more:
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