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Agile Vocalist is a podcast about sound and the performing arts with a California connection. Explore artist stories and learn music history, get inspired, and learn about how sound and the arts impact our lives. Created and hosted by Rachel Medanic, Agile Vocalist is for the curious, the creative, and for anyone willing to explore the connection between sound and our shared humanity. Agile Vocalist episodes, liner notes, and additional visual materials also available at: https://www.agilevocalist.comGet Sound Cocktails, Agile Vocalist's quarterlyish email newsletter about sound:  bit.ly/soundcocktails

Agile Vocalist Rachel Medanic

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Agile Vocalist is a podcast about sound and the performing arts with a California connection. Explore artist stories and learn music history, get inspired, and learn about how sound and the arts impact our lives. Created and hosted by Rachel Medanic, Agile Vocalist is for the curious, the creative, and for anyone willing to explore the connection between sound and our shared humanity. Agile Vocalist episodes, liner notes, and additional visual materials also available at: https://www.agilevocalist.comGet Sound Cocktails, Agile Vocalist's quarterlyish email newsletter about sound:  bit.ly/soundcocktails

    Part 2 with San Francisco Bay Area Salsa & Latin Musician, Edgardo Cambón

    Part 2 with San Francisco Bay Area Salsa & Latin Musician, Edgardo Cambón

    Send us a Text Message.Part two with Edgardo covers the power of music that's connected to dance forms, origins of Edgardo's band, Candela, and his eye-opening process of how he used to create original music as he was waiting tables in a restaurant.If you find yourself in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2024, check out Edgardo's newest on Thursday nights at Fame Venue in San Francisco. Come hear the music and dance!Be sure you don't miss part 1 of the conversation here. More about Agile Vo...

    • 40 min
    Salsa and Latin Music Powerhouse, a Conversation with Edgardo Cambón

    Salsa and Latin Music Powerhouse, a Conversation with Edgardo Cambón

    Send us a Text Message.Edgardo Cambón is a Uruguayan-born singer who fell in love with percussion after setting aside guitar and getting early exposure singing as a young boy. As a teacher band leader and Latin music business man now, Edgardo continues to perform. His musical career has taken him throughout South America, Europe, and Africa. Since1986, he's been in high demand in the U.S.In this two-part conversation, we cover his career, his love of music and how he discovered drums by treat...

    • 43 min
    The Language that Connects Us With Poet Ali

    The Language that Connects Us With Poet Ali

    Send us a Text Message.Poet Ali is a poet, compelling performer, lyricist, performance artist and inspirational speaker whose performances and presentations focus on connection with ourselves and our environments. As a soulosopher and entertainer, he is a inspires us to use our gifts to catalyze self-discovery and well-being. As an Iranian-American, Ali gives talks for both youth as well as adult audiences and his unique form of spoken word stands out and isn't easily categorized.His TED Talk...

    • 40 min
    Learn How to Unleash Your Agile Vocalist, The Podcast Turns Three!

    Learn How to Unleash Your Agile Vocalist, The Podcast Turns Three!

    Send us a Text Message.21 Guests and 27 episodes later, Agile Vocalist has hit its three year mark (which is kind of amazing for a podcast). Thank you to my season 3 guests:Cellista, Alphabet Rockers, Rob Jensen and Warren Trezevant, Sonic Runway creators, sound healer & instructor, Melissa Felsenstein, taiko artist Janet Koike, and carillonist, Simone Browne for their amazing sound and arts stories in season 3!Listen to this epsiode to learn how to get yourself listener gifts to unleash ...

    • 4 min
    The Mysterious Carillon with Simone Browne

    The Mysterious Carillon with Simone Browne

    Send us a Text Message.The sounds of bells in towers is a common experience to many around the world. But the reality is there is an entire profession devoted to carillons-- actual lever and pedal instruments making the sounds of bells you hear. Carillons exist all over the U.S., Europe and other parts and are commonly heard from the top of towers and built structures.This interview features Simone Browne, professional carillonist and UC Berkeley student who shares how she found the professio...

    • 32 min
    Taiko Beat of Collaboration with Janet Koike

    Taiko Beat of Collaboration with Janet Koike

    Send us a Text Message.Janet Koike is the Founder of Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda, California. She is also the Artistic Director of Maze Daiko ensemble. In this episode she shares her journey from textile fashion design to tap dance to playing taiko, the Japanese drum. Janet's experiences bringing remind us all of the alluring power of sound, how artists are ambassadors for new paradigms, and the power of community that can be created when you bring performing art forms together. ...

    • 41 min

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