• 00:38

    The Healing Drum

    in Health

    The Healing Drum: By Yaya Diallo and Mitchell Hall - Join us as we feature a worldwide best selling book based on a "collaborative project of two spiritually minded men from different cultural backgrounds. This book is noteworthy for its emphasis on the moral significance of music. In this time of unprecedented rapid change,The Healing Drum wisely suggests what music and musicians can do to help create a moral and spiritual world."(Spectrum Review). "Born in Mali, West Africa, and a member of the Minianka (Bamana)tribe, Yaya Diallo was raised in a culture that works,worships,lives, and breathes to the beat of the drum. An instrument for transmitting traditional knowledge among the Minianka, the drum is the focal point of Yaya's life story and his link-through the universl medium of music-with the Western world."-"Exploring the Minianka view of the human being and the cosmos relative to daily work,celebration, herbal medicine, dance,trance initiation and death, in the tradition of the Minianka, music is a remedy for both physical and psychological imbalances, harmonizing the forces of the visible and invisible worlds. Along with excerpts from the book we will discuss the message of The Healing Drum and how it can affect change in the African 

  • 00:16

    Conversations with Windhorse, Episode #2, About Reverend Windhorse

    in Self Help

    WHOLISM...the act and condition of being whole, complete,Authentic!  Does it make sense to you?  I will explore the impact of the word and its practice, more about Wholism...and all the good things that can happen ever so simply!  http://www.w1ndhorse.com/medicinewoman.htm will guide my talk tomorrow.

    Yesterday was my "Initiation..."  I will gong more softly, ring the xylophone much more softly and more distantly, I promise!  I will also learn WHEN Blogtalk is done with me! 



  • 01:33


    in Entertainment

    Lydia René’s eclectic influences and free spirited musicianship culminated in her first release My Love IS My Life, recorded live in 2008. As a new artist, it didn’t take very long for people to take note of her musical star power. She quickly embarked on a live performance schedule that included venues all around the Philadelphia area and beyond, including headlining gigs that showcased her attention-grabbing live presence, winning raves at every stop. She has also had the opportunity to work with acclaimed producers and musicians like Burn N Bush (Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin), BAM (Lil Mama), Damon “Mr. Dizzy Fingers” Bennett (Jay-Z, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake), and Stan Davis (Kindred The Family Soul, Kelly Rowland, Teena Marie). Not limiting herself to her own project, she’s also written songs for projects by multi-platinum artists Toni Braxton and Lil’ Mo. Growing up in Mount Holly, NJ, Lydia was a prodigy whose parents exposed her to a myriad of genres including classical, jazz, gospel and rock. Her father, who is a singer, pianist and music teacher, would quiz young Lydia on the music of legends like Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, and she’d nail it each time. She quickly developed her own musicianship performing in her school’s jazz band as a pianist, in the marching band as a bass drummer and xylophone player, and as co-captain of the drumline at the competition level, taking home the “Woody Herman Award for Excellence in Jazz.” Lydia continued her love of music behind the scenes while studying fashion at Philadelphia Univeristy. Taking inspiration from her idol Jill Scott, she embarked on a journey to the stage that has blazed her trail through today. As Lydia René builds upon her ever-growing fan base and prepares for her debut studio album, she continues to touch audiences with the musical dexterity of her live performance.

  • 01:00

    Laugh2live's online radio show! Laughing Through the ABC's

    in Health

    A is for Apple, B is for Breathing, C is for Cell Phone, D is for Drum, E is for Ear, F is for Funny Face, G is for Greeting, H is for Hug, I is for "I love myself", J is for Jumping Jack, K is for 'kay (okay), L is for Lion, M is for Milkshake, N is for Nothing, O is for Outragious, P is for "pee" ;), Q is for Quack, R is for Roadrunner, S is for Silent, T is for Tea, U is for Up, V is for Vibration, W is for Walrus, X is for Xylophone, Y is for Yayful!, and Z is for Zippadeedoodah!

  • 00:45

    The Artist Spotlight ft. Roy Ayers

    in Music

    This is The Artist Spotlight inside The B. Miller Experience. Taking center stage is the one and only, Roy Ayers.

  • 00:30

     MUSIC - for the Brain - and the Soul

    in Education

    Maura DiBernardinis - May 19th 11 AM (PST)
    Oh, to be one of the lucky ducks spending 45 minutes a week in Room 212 at John Welsh Elementary School, where music teacher Maura DiBerardinis has everything a K-8 kid could want to blow, bang, shake, tap, and ogle.She's got guiros and xylophones, tambourines and recorders. Neatly labeled Ikea crates contain scarves, triangles, djembes, glockenspiels, claves, finger cymbals, and Boomwhackers (colorful tuned tubes that teach harmony and melody)."One set of textbooks cost thousands of dollars. A basic xylophone runs $800 - and I need six of every instrument," notes "Ms. D.," a Jennifer Garner look-alike. "Instructional CDs are expensive, too, but it's important for the kids to hear exciting arrangements instead of just listening to me playing the piano all the time."If you're presuming Room 212 is in an affluent suburb, think again. Welsh sits in whipsawed North Philadelphia, and the cash-strapped School District of Philadelphia pays for none of this aural adventure.Ms. D's "Music Patrons" do.
    When DiBerardinis landed at Welsh fresh out of Temple in 2005, the rookie received dusty textbooks, a piano, and $300 to revive a moribund music program."I teach 550 kids in nine grades," she calculated. "That's about 50 cents per student!"DiBerardinis student-taught in Lower Merion and saw how the haves made beautiful music. She took a cue from her activist parents to do more for deserving city kids. Listen to her explain how she turned her program around.

  • 01:30

    Jason Creighton and We were like Rockets double Interview

    in Music

    Jason is a singer/songwriter out of Cincinnati, OH. ''It all started when I was eight years old and my Uncle Bobby asked me, "Hey Jay - wanna meet chicks?" Because of his guidance I am the musician that I am today.
    I'm self taught on the piano, bass, vocals, and drums. I had never put them together until 2003 when I listened to Ben Folds Rockin' the Suburbs. I read the liner notes (because I have that kind of time) and since Ben Folds is my hero - I mimicked him. I started recording myself on every instrument and starting to write songs.
    We were like Rockets
    Alex Adams- recorded vocals, drums, bass, guitars, synths, xylophone, and all others...live vocals and guitars

    All Songs Not Labeled "DEMO" Recorded at Fitter, Happier Studios in Woodhaven with Josh Wheeler

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