An interactive Podcast. Luis and Andrea interview musicians, songwriters, music producers, festival hosts and an array of others in the music industry to gain insight into their perspective of music as a HEALING entity. They "breakdown" lyrics and the meaning and emotion of certain songs. They are authentic in sharing how music transformed moments in in their lives as parents, siblings, as a married couple and even (especially) as physicians. They ask the "why" as well as the "how" as they step into a journey of music's healing powers!
Veronica and Victoria Corcoran - AVP Volleyball
When Veronica and Victoria Corcoran hit the sand, the ACE they delivery is the strength of will and determination in "doing the work" it takes to become champions.
The AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) lit up the sand here in New Orleans this past April. We were able to catch up with The Corcoran twins as they shared stories of times during their phenomenal college career here at UNO, the community that still welcomes them and the LOVE of each other and family who played a huge role in their journey.
Moving to a playlist that both grounds them and motivates them, they echo the mantra that MUSIC IS HEALING-even through injuries!
Get closer to the net as we sit down with these amazing athletes and humans.
Their fierce talent is only paralleled by their genuine and beautiful authenticity.
Special THANK YOU to the AVP, Coaches Lauren Levy and Robert Reichert Jr and the entire OCSM Sports Performance Team
Season 4, INTRO-"LOCAL LOVE"
GRATITUDE as we welcome another season of storytellers and artists being REAL.
As we continue to learn, music truly unites us all! It inspires HOPE in ways that no other prescription can.
We say "thank you" to those who have sat with us, those who have given their time and love as we look forward to sharing more with YOU!
Turn up the volume and adjust the speakers as we bring you another season of MIXTAPE HOPE! We are looking forward to highlighting guests with ties to New Orleans and who move to the beat that only a local can know.
Drs. Dre & Luis Espinoza
We had the opportunity to interview internacional award winning musician Sol Pereyra. An accomplished musician, artist, and director, Sol brings her passion for life and laughter to our Mixtape Hope episode while in Argentina preparing for the launch of her sixth album entitled 'La Pelicula'.
She splits her time living between Argentina and Mexico City, Mexico and is always on the move spreading her message of hope and love. Since the age of ten, Sol started singing and playing music. Her goal is for her music to bring joy and energy that unites us all.
Sol has a deep appreciation for folk music, classic rock, jazz and latin rhythms. While in studio, she is able to blend ALL these influences to produce her “World Beat” music that beats strong and fast like her energetic heart.
Come join us as we discover the sound and talents of a beautiful star called ‘Sol’!
The Revivalists’ David Shaw
David Shaw takes some time out of the busy life of music, songwriting, producing, performing, preparing for a tour and much more to just BE in the NOW.
His career with The Revivalists as well as a solo album released in 2020-2021 has been a journey which continues to inspire and motivate!
Making New Orleans his home, David continues to plant seeds reflecting his passion for music, creativity, self care, family, friendships and most of all-giving back to his community.
Seeing The Revivalists live is epic -and truly unforgettable!
Thank you David for your time, teaching and energy!
You are a gift of art and soul to the world!
Louis Ford Jr. - Preservation Hall
From his days of having a “hall pass” to play with Dr. Lorraine Wilson as a child to bringing LIFE and MUSIC to Preservation Hall, Mr. Louis Ford embodies so much of “What it Means to Love New Orleans”.
He shares with us what it meant to sit next to THE legendary Mr. Clarence Ford (his father) and play and record music-while realizing his genetic calling to serve this profession.
Mr. Ford teaches, and performs with such passion.
Listen in and learn about “The 3rd floor of Charity Hospital” and what that still conjures in his soul.
Hear how his proximity to the “Greats” of Jazz Music like Fats Domino, Mr. Charlie Gabriel and many more propelled him to remain here-in New Orleans--while still traveling and sharing this gift of music all over the world.
We thank Mr. Louis Ford, Preservation Hall and ALL the musicians for their fostering of this LOVE OF JAZZ in the next generation with the “Kids in the Hall” program.
He also, along with Jazz Foundation of America, helps our older community and family members remember the life that music can evoke.
We are NEVER TOO OLD to fall in love with music, our city and each other-one note at a time…
Veronica Calliet-Cracking the Code on Dementia
As the lyrics go…
“Joy will come in the morning, listen y’all”…
There is a longing for both peace and understanding when we step into the diagnosis of dementia.
We are joined by Ms. Veronica Calliet as she so candidly does what she does best…teaches. She shares with us her experience as a caregiver for someone suffering with dementia. She has focused her light throughout her life personally and professionally on HEALING.
She speaks of “cracking the code” of this diagnosis. She shares a unique approach in how music, touch and visual healing come together to reignite life and purpose in those with dementia.
She finds JOY in her role as a mother, nurse, daughter, caregiver, friend and healer. Listen y’all!
The theme seems to be Music is Good and New Orleans is Awesome. You can’t really argue with this, but there aren’t any insights beyond it. Not sure who this is for. Kind of an ad for its guests? Also, how exactly is it “interactive?”