As we get ready for the 2023 Grammy awards, this episode dives into Michelle Jacques' story of working with the...
From California to Tiny Desk Entry with Folk Musician, Moira Smiley
Moira Smiley's mystical, soulful music will tug at your heartstrings. Her roots as a folk musician with training in...
Reimagining Opera with Burning Man Vocalist, Diva Marisa
Diva Marisa is in search of opportunities to offer audiences music in context. As a conservatory-trained opera singer...
Music for Refugees with Betsy Blakeslee
Betsy Blakeslee has been working with refugees for over 20 years. She’s been witness to the power of music and sound’s power to transform and shift people who have gone through trauma. This episode dives into the brain science behind that and the shifts in people’s lives she’s witnessed.
England’s Angel for Gospel Music with Opal Louis Nations
Opal Louis Nations is a British singer, author, illustrator and passionate fan of American gospel music. In this podcast he shares decades of wisdom promoting and supporting gospel music (soul). Listen for the history of the African American experience you may not know.
Music: An Accompaniment to Life, Culture, Work & Feelings with Vidya Srinivasan
Vidya Srinivasan shares her life growing up in India and learning Carnatic music – as well as how to perform it from a very early age. At a career crossroads in graduate school she chose science over the arts for reasons you might not expect.
An Indian Classical Voice for Modern Times with Vidya Srinivasan
Vidya Srinivasan learned a love of music and performing so well at an early age that she had equal interests in pursuing music vs. technology once it came time to choose a career. Her journey as a female Indian classical music singer, always narrated by music, as she left India to study the sciences and live in the U.S. is an inspiring story about the power of music as a tool to process life and transitions.
Announcing the Agile Vocalist Fall Season
Sound artists that create for dance floors, refugee camps, on trapeze, on stage at tech conferences, and in clubs in the early ’60s is where these Fall 2021 Agile Vocalist episodes will take us! Come listen to the stories of Vidya Srinivasan, Betsy Blakeslee, Justin James, Opal Louis Nations and Diva Marisa’s, plus other sound and creativity stories.
The Power of Singing and the Gospel with Mary Ford
Mary Ford found music when her life nearly ended. In this interview, she talks about the power of singing on the body and how she is a midwife for her own vocal gifts when performing. As an accomplished gospel and a capella singer for over 30 years, Mary’s wisdom is a singer and psychologist’s view into the power of sound.