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  • 01:02

    Joe Kidd and Sheila Burke interview November 14 , 2015

    in Music

    In the 3 years that Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke have been together, they have created a sound that is powerful and unique in the world of acoustic music. Influenced by 60s folk music, traditional Appalachian songs, Celtic melodies, the intensity of bluegrass, country, & gospel/christian standards, Classical atmospheres, African & Middle Eastern rhythms, and Native American prayer chants, Joe & Sheila incorporate guitars, autoharp, djembe, Native American sacred drum, and many other diverse instruments from around the world to provide their original and uplifting music. They write socially conscious & spiritual songs of struggle, thanksgiving, redemption, and love. Their descriptions, interpretations & translations (sung in many different languages) are mystic and revelatory. Both are published poets/writers which gives their concerts the added power of the presence of the spoken word. This international duo have recently toured New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ontario Canada while still remaining active in Michigan performing concerts at countless festivals, churches, powwows, television & radio shows, benefits, and venues across the state. Along with this activity, in April 2013 they received their 1st prestigious Detroit Music Award for Outstanding World Music Songwriters of the Year and again in April 2014 they received the award for the 2nd straight year in a row.

  • 02:10

    PMP: Mama Gina's Love Songs - CD #4

    in Spirituality

    Singer/songwriter Mama Gina joins KaliSara and RevKess for another visit. With the upcoming release of her fourth album in less than four years, Gina is bringing us and the listener some of her love! 


    Mama Gina's new CD is collection of unique love songs with a twist. From her IndieGoGo page: Hello!  I am Mama Gina, Fearless Bard and Folk Artist.  I travel with an acoustic 12 string guitar, djembe and frame drum, sharing my Muse and all original music at festivals, book stores and shops, and living rooms all over the US.  Last year, a friend commented, "Oh, you don't really write love songs, do you?"  I took that as a challenge, and looked and listened for love stories that needed to be told.  My new CD project "I Remember Love" has 10 stripped down, raw, acoustic songs about love - and it's all love.  A song for handfasting, the story of my love affair with Kali, a tale of soul mates, a chant reminding us that we are worthy of love, and more. [...] I do what I love, and I love what I do.  Do what YOU love, and love what YOU do.  That is the message that I hope to convey with this new CD.  I don't do any of this alone.  Let's make this happen together.


    Tune in to this live interview to get some sneak peeks at some of her newest music as well as learn how you can help be a part of making this CD come to life!

  • 01:00

    The Healing Drum - Music and Healing

    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 Diaspora

  • 00:30

    A Moment with Percussionist Tani Tabbal

    in Entertainment

    Drummer ~ Tani Tabbal is a jazz drummer and plays percussion instruments of West Africa (djembe and doundoun), North India (tablas), and North Africa (doumbec). Tabbal’s passion is for the avant-garde and the blending of jazz with world rhythms. Tani has  toured with Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, Anthony Braxton and Casandra Wilson. A child prodigy at age five Tani began playing and exploring drums. By age fourteen he was a professional performing with Oscar Brown Jr. By age seventeen Tani had already played with Phil Coran and was preparing to tour with Sun Ra and his Arkestra. For more about Tani visit,  www.tanitabbal.com.  

  • 00:35

    The Healing Drum - Music and Healing

    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 Diaspora

  • 02:05

    PMP: Chronilus - Threshold album

    in Spirituality

    Chronilus has returned! They are crowdfunding their album, Threshold. So RevKess and Kalisara get to ask all the questions about what they've been doing and, more importantly, where we can see and hear their music!


    Chronilus is a new Celtic and World Fusion band from the Seattle area. Their enchanting vocal harmonies float over a musical landscape created by a combination of historical, traditional, and modern instrumentation, from all around the world. Here the clairseach, the brass-strung harp that entertained medieval Irish nobility, may play with harmonies from an electric guitar influenced by progressive rock. Funky electric bass may provide a solid foundation alongside the driving rhythms of the West African djembe. With a range of expression from raw, primal energy to ethereal finery, Chronilus' songs explore such subjects as connection, history, fantasy, and ageless spirituality.


    AUDIO TECHNICAL NOTE: Bone Deep, Sonia, Manfred and Caera were dialed in on one line, so there may be some slight audio distortion.

  • 01:21

    Live Interview with Master Percussionist- Professor Baba Bradley Simmons

    in Health

    Bradley Simmons, a native of New York City, began playing Afro-Cuban and African percussion when he was 9 years old. From that point on and through his teenage years, he traveled throughout the City seeking out percussion teachers from Haiti, Cuba and Africa in an effort to enhance his understanding of these rhythmic forms, styles and techniques. Bradley soon became a consistent and sought after Conguero and shekere player for community and religious events including weekend long Bembes, weddings and many other cultural events. Bradley not only developed as a percussionist; he became a knowledge base for that which had preceded him, by the transfer of knowledge through the Afro-Cuban and African oral traditions.


    Bradley was soon very busy doing on-Broadway plays including: "Timbuktu" with Eartha Kitt and Melba Moore; 


    Bradley performed in nightclubs with Eartha Kitt, Gregory and Maurice Hines, Miles Jaye and Oba Babatunde. He has recorded and played with The Fatback Band and with drummer Norman Connors. Bradley has also appeared on Television including the Mike Douglas Show and the Cerebral Palsy Telethon. In 1990 and 1996, Bradley directed his own show at the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta and in Durham, NC, respectively, called "Cultural Journey: The Elements of Percussion".


    Bradley is the former Music Director of the Chuck Davis African-American Dance Ensemble of Durham, NC and has taught throughout the United States; including at the Larocque Bey School of Dance and the Gloria Jackson School of Dance in NYC. He has taught percussion classes and drum clinics at Berkeley School of Music, Boston MA; Texas Southern, Houston, TX; Wichita State University, Wichita, KS and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.


    Bradley is a Musical Director at Duke University in Durham, NC, where he teaches West African Music and History

  • 00:48

    The Healing Wisdom of Africa-Dr Malidoma Some-Communal Grief and Earth Ritual

    in Health

    In this fascinating, detailed journey through the traditional healing practices of the Dagara people of West Africa, shaman and scholar Dr.Malidoma Some, introduces Western readers to the rituals that breathe meaning into the daily lives of African seekers. Educated in the West,Dr.Some holds three masters and two Ph.Ds.and is the author of four books,including his autobiography:"Of Water and The Spirit".and"The Healing Wisdom of Africa". .Dr.Some' is an initiated Elder and shaman or high priest, he expounds on the significance of"Initiating Change".  As a house quest of Baba Wesley Gray and his wife, Dr. Dora Gray, Dr.Malidoma Some',introduced the Grays to the African Yam and other vegetables along with the diet and health customs of his community,the Dagara people of Burkiina Faso,West Africa."There is no doubt that,at this time in history,Western civilization is suffering from a great sickness of the soul.The West'sprogressive turning away from functioning spiritual values;its total disregard for the environment and the protection of natural resources;the violence of inner cities with their problems of poverty,drugs,andcrime;spiraling unemployment and economic disarray;and growing intolerance toward people of color and the values of other cultures all of these trends,if unchecked,will eventually bring about a terrible self-destruction.In the face of all this global chaos,the only possible hope is self-transformation.Unless we find new ways that can touch and transform the heart and soul deeply,both indigenous cultures and those in the West will continue to fade away,dismayed that all the wonders of technology,all the many philosophical'isms'and all the planning of the global corporations will be helpless to reverse this trend."Dr.Malidoma Patrice Some 


    Be sure to visit sites:- www.drumsofchangedotcom  and 


    http://www.healthisalwayswealth.com/

  • 01:05

    The Healing Wisdom of Africa-Dr Malidoma Some-Types and Process of Ritual

    in Health

    In this fascinating, detailed journey through the traditional healing practices of the Dagara people of West Africa, shaman and scholar Dr.Malidoma Some, introduces Western readers to the rituals that breathe meaning into the daily lives of African seekers. Educated in the West,Dr.Some holds three masters and two Ph.Ds.and is the author of four books,including his autobiography:"Of Water and The Spirit".and"The Healing Wisdom of Africa". .Dr.Some' is an initiated Elder and shaman or high priest, he expounds on the significance of"Initiating Change".  As a house quest of Baba Wesley Gray and his wife, Dr. Dora Gray, Dr.Malidoma Some',introduced the Grays to the African Yam and other vegetables along with the diet and health customs of his community,the Dagara people of Burkiina Faso,West Africa."There is no doubt that,at this time in history,Western civilization is suffering from a great sickness of the soul.The West'sprogressive turning away from functioning spiritual values;its total disregard for the environment and the protection of natural resources;the violence of inner cities with their problems of poverty,drugs,andcrime;spiraling unemployment and economic disarray;and growing intolerance toward people of color and the values of other cultures all of these trends,if unchecked,will eventually bring about a terrible self-destruction.In the face of all this global chaos,the only possible hope is self-transformation.Unless we find new ways that can touch and transform the heart and soul deeply,both indigenous cultures and those in the West will continue to fade away,dismayed that all the wonders of technology,all the many philosophical'isms'and all the planning of the global corporations will be helpless to reverse this trend."Dr.Malidoma Patrice Some 


    Be sure to visit sites:- www.drumsofchangedotcom  and 


    http://www.healthisalwayswealth.com/

  • 01:03

    The Healing Wisdom of African-Dr Malidoma Some-Understanding Ritual

    in Health

    In this fascinating, detailed journey through the traditional healing practices of the Dagara people of West Africa, shaman and scholar Dr.Malidoma Some, introduces Western readers to the rituals that breathe meaning into the daily lives of African seekers. Educated in the West,Dr.Some holds three masters and two Ph.Ds.and is the author of four books,including his autobiography:"Of Water and The Spirit".and"The Healing Wisdom of Africa". .Dr.Some' is an initiated Elder and shaman or high priest, he expounds on the significance of"Initiating Change".  As a house quest of Baba Wesley Gray and his wife, Dr. Dora Gray, Dr.Malidoma Some',introduced the Grays to the African Yam and other vegetables along with the diet and health customs of his community,the Dagara people of Burkiina Faso,West Africa."There is no doubt that,at this time in history,Western civilization is suffering from a great sickness of the soul.The West'sprogressive turning away from functioning spiritual values;its total disregard for the environment and the protection of natural resources;the violence of inner cities with their problems of poverty,drugs,andcrime;spiraling unemployment and economic disarray;and growing intolerance toward people of color and the values of other cultures all of these trends,if unchecked,will eventually bring about a terrible self-destruction.In the face of all this global chaos,the only possible hope is self-transformation.Unless we find new ways that can touch and transform the heart and soul deeply,both indigenous cultures and those in the West will continue to fade away,dismayed that all the wonders of technology,all the many philosophical'isms'and all the planning of the global corporations will be helpless to reverse this trend."Dr.Malidoma Patrice Some 


    Be sure to visit sites:- www.drumsofchangedotcom  and 


    http://www.healthisalwayswealth.com/

  • 01:06

    The Healing Wisdom of Africa.-The Healing Power of Nature

    in Health

    In this fascinating, detailed journey through the traditional healing practices of the Dagara people of West Africa, shaman and scholar Dr.Malidoma Some, introduces Western readers to the rituals that breathe meaning into the daily lives of African seekers. Educated in the West,Dr.Some holds three masters and two Ph.Ds.and is the author of four books,including his autobiography:"Of Water and The Spirit".and"The Healing Wisdom of Africa". .Dr.Some' is an initiated Elder and shaman or high priest, he expounds on the significance of"Initiating Change".  As a house quest of BabaWesley Gray and his wife SpiritChange,Dr.Malidoma Some',introduced the Grays to the African Yam and other vegetables along with the diet and health customs of his community,the Dagara people of Burkiina Faso,West Africa."There is no doubt that,at this time in history,Western civilization is suffering from a great sickness of the soul.The West'sprogressive turning away from functioning spiritual values;its total disregard for the environment and the protection of natural resources;the violence of inner cities with their problems of poverty,drugs,andcrime;spiraling unemployment and economic disarray;and growing intolerance toward people of color and the values of other cultures all of these trends,if unchecked,will eventually bring about a terrible self-destruction.In the face of all this global chaos,the only possible hope is self-transformation.Unless we find new ways that can touch and transform the heart and soul deeply,both indigenous cultures and those in the West will continue to fade away,dismayed that all the wonders of technology,all the many philosophical'isms'and all the planning of the global corporations will be helpless to reverse this trend."Dr.Malidoma Patrice Some 


    Be sure to visit sites:- www.drumsofchangedotcom  and 


    http://www.healthisalwayswealth.com/