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February 19th, 2016

Just Behind the Surface

an interview with Cidny Bullens

Cidny_BullensIn this week’s episode, Cidny Bullens performs heartfelt songs and speaks with Joanna about: telling the story of being human; a man in a woman’s body; the truth of embodying one’s own story; the process of learning how to live with grief; being part of the mysterious universe; embracing the light and the shadow; two defining moments in her life; songs from a deeper place; the choice to live without bitterness.

 

Cidny Bullens is a two-time Grammy nominee whose 40-year career in the music business began auspiciously working with Elton John, Bob Dylan, Gene Clark, Rod Stewart, The Alpha Band, and Pop producer/writer Bob Crewe. She also sang three lead vocals on the movie soundtrack of “Grease”, then recorded her own critically acclaimed album 1979’s “Desire Wire”, which earned her a Grammy nomination and catapulted Cindy into the international spotlight. In March of 1996, Cindy lost her 11 year-old daughter Jessie to cancer. That tragedy inspired Cindy to write and record her widely acclaimed 1999 CD “Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth”, featuring appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Bryan Adams, Beth Neilson Chapman, Rodney Crowell, and a haunting duet with her elder daughter, Reid Crewe. The CD received the Best Rock Album Award in 2000 by the AFIM Independent Music Association. She is also the author of the CDs “Neverland”, “dream #29”, “Howling Trains and Barking Dogs”, and as a member of the uprising super-trio The Refugees, the CDs “Unbound” and  “THREE”. The Refugees recently began work on their third album in Los Angeles, to be released some time in 2016. In 2011, Cindy became Cidny, making the difficult and daunting decision to transition from female to male, not knowing what the personal or professional response would be. Cidny is now writing and performing again – has written and is working on the production of his one wo/man show “Somewhere Between”, which will premier in Santa Fe, New Mexico in February of 2016.

 

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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October 9th, 2015

Zach Leary speaks with Joanna Leary

an interview with Zach Leary

Zack_LearyIn this week’s episode Zach Leary speaks with Joanna about: “who are you now?”; a student of life; remembering Timothy Leary: an evolutionary futurist; the amazement of being alive; a visionary of social and media culture; approaching the yoga of love and devotion; discovering the sacredness of the land; the mystery of waking frmo from self-imposed suffering; Bill Wilson and Timothy Leary; technology and spirituality.

 

Zach Leary is a seasoned digital marketer, blogger and host of the “It’s All Happening” podcast. Zack is also a practitioner pf bhakti yoga as taught by his guru Neem Karoli Baba. Through the practice of bhakti he has found keys that unlock doorways that allow the soul to experience it’s true nature of being eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss. In addition to bhakti yoga, Zack has been influenced by many different methods and traditions ranging from trans-humanism and hatha yoga to Buddhism and psychology. But above all he believes first and foremost in his guru’s teaching that “love is the strongest medicine”. You can visit his website at zachleary.com

 

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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October 31st, 2014

Singing Into Freedom

an interview with Rachel Bagby

Rachel BagbyIn this week’s interview, Joanna speaks with Rachel Bagby. She works all over the world with thousands of people devoted to bringing their voices to life. Rachel talks with us about the double gift of relationship we can have with the Earth and all our relations. How we can re-plant ourselves; retrieving the blessing of our voice; the renewing, freeing energy of air and the nourishing hum of aliveness. She also introduces us to a simple, deep practice of singing with Nature and shares with us a personal experience which gave birth to a special song.
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If Rachel were to create a résumé, it would be scrawled on a piece of sheet music with a swooping treble clef next to her name: Rachel Bagby, J.D. It would include a number of positions, titles & roles: Graduate of Stanford Law School, poetic innovator & creator of Dekaaz Facilitation™, international speaker & author of Divine Daughters: Liberating the Power and Passion of Women’s Voices. Award-winning composer, social artist, and Founder of Singing Farm, she was a soprano in Bobby McFerrin’s original international touring ensemble, Voicestra.
Rachel is also a daughter of the earth and herbalist; a sonorous medicine woman healed by a mountain. She served on the founding board of Green for All, has spoken regularly at Bioneers, and founded an initiative called Choral Earth to inspire everyone to sing with and for the earth. Whether immersed in the harmonic joy of blessing leaders’ voices or honing the powers of a community into ten perfect syllables, the thread of commonality is the same: Rachel coaches individuals and communities to turn experiences into WISDOM & to cultivate our VOICES into instruments of change.
www.rachelbagby.com

 

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik
http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

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December 14th, 2012

Soul Renaissance

an interview with Erik Andrade

Erik Andrade is spoken word artist and community activist from New Bedford. He works with New Bedford youth through People Acting in Community Endeavor (PACE) YouthBuild New Bedford, as the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator and co-facilitator of the Sustainability, Leadership Development and Social Justice Workshops. Erik is the founding member of La Soul Renaissance and the Overflowing Cup Project. La Soul Renaissance is a local spoken word and hip hop venue which focuses on social justice issues and spirituality. The Overflowing Cup Project is an artist circle that works to encourage, recover and inspire creativity through a collective process. Erik is also a mentor and member of the Connecting for Change Youth Committee.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/erik-andrade

 

original music by Evarusnik

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September 23rd, 2011

An Earth-friendly Vision Of Relationship

an interview with Kimerer LaMothe

Kimerer LaMothe, Ph.D., is a philosopher, dancer, and scholar of religion who lives with her partner and their five children on a farm in upstate New York. After earning a masters degree in Christianity and Culture from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate in Theology of the Modern West from Harvard University, LaMothe taught at Brown and then Harvard Universities. She received fellowships for her work in religion and dance from the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study and the Center for the Study of World Religions; and is an award-winning author of several books, including What a Body Knows: Finding Wisdom in Desire, Nietzsche’s Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values, and her latest, Family Planting: A farm-fed philosophy of family relations.

www.vitalartsmedia.com

Kimerer speaks with Joanna about our basic human impulse to connect with one other and the natural world,, attuning to the bodily self, the “sting of impossible desire”, thinking and bodily movement, the rhythms of nature, ecstasy and natural birth…

Music: “End” (from Ibero-Caucasian Style) by The Shin

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October 11th, 2010

Fantuzzi “A Global Troubadour”

an interview with Fantuzzi

Fantuzzi is a world-class musical star who is charismatic, funny, sensual, and highly-energized and will definitely get you moving!  Meet the man that Newsweek Magazine featured on its cover to symbolize the gathering of the original 1969 Woodstock Concert. A continuous world traveler to over 50 countries throughout the past 35 years, Fantuzzi has performed on every continent at thousands of events including those at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Rio De Janeiro Earth Summit, as well as at all 3 Woodstocks, 3 Khumba Melas, 29 Rainbow Gatherings, multiple Cannabis Cups, European Festivals, Bali Festivals, Australian Festivals, Harmony Festivals, Bhakti Festivals, Mystic Garden Parties, and Raw Spirit Festivals.  He has played with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Stephen Stills, Billy Preston, Richie Havens, Babatunde Olatunji, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Cedella Marley Booker (Bob Marley’s Mother),Taj     Mahal, and Joe Higgs. He opened for “Third World”, and is friends with Ram Dass and the late Timothy Leary, and many other fascinating leaders. http://fantuzzimusic.com/

Fantuzzi speaks with Joanna about  his lifetime experience as an ecstatic, expressing the transformation happening today,  and as a Global Troubadour who continues to perform at tribal and musical gatherings around the world.

Music: “Shiva como Shango” (from Tribal Revival), Fantuzzi

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December 16th, 2009

The Rhythm of the Earth

an interview with Layne Redmond

‘s unusual path focuses on the hand-held frame drum, the world’s oldest known drum. For fifteen years, she researched the history of this drum in religious and healing rites in the ancient Mediterranean world culminating in her book, When The Drummers Were Women. Layne has been featured in many music festivals including the Touch Festival in Berlin, Seattle Bumbershoot Festival, the Institute for Contemporary Art in London, Tambores do Mundo in San Luis, Brazil, as a soloist at the World Wide Percussion Festival in Salvador, Brazil. Her recordings include: The Wave of Bliss, Invoking the Muse, Trance Union, Since the Beginning, and she has two instructional videos: Rhythmic Wisdom and A Sense of Time.

Layne speaks with Joanna about her music…and the spiritual tradition of women drummers and her resurgence today / yoga of sound / the ancient Mysteries / Kashmir Shaivism: Doctrine of vibration / musical experiences in Brasil, Cyprus… www.layneredmond.com

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October 29th, 2009

Singing to Peace, Love and Environmental Justice

an interview with Temistocles Blessed

Temistocles Blessed is an activist who works to raise awareness regarding peace, love and social and environmental justice. After attending Bioneers 2007, Tem began to set up his own renewable energy company called BleSSed Energy.

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October 25th, 2009

Singing at Bioneer’s 2009

an interview with Mercy Bell and David

Mercy and David sang on stage at the Bioneer’s by the Bay conference.

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October 23rd, 2009

Wampanog Singers and Dancers

an interview with Jim Peters

Jim Peters is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Bureau of Indian Affairs. He is a member of the Mashpee tribe and a member of the Wampanog singers and dancers.

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