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Creativity is at the top of our basic human needs and is a natural expression of our species that has been repressed to our own detriment. Creativity Roots is an exploration of our extraordinary capacity to be creative; a movement to rediscover our natural ability to innovate.
We will do this by demystifying creativity, expanding our understanding of ourselves and embracing our own potential to innovate.

The Creativity Roots Podcast Ronald Paredes

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Creativity is at the top of our basic human needs and is a natural expression of our species that has been repressed to our own detriment. Creativity Roots is an exploration of our extraordinary capacity to be creative; a movement to rediscover our natural ability to innovate.
We will do this by demystifying creativity, expanding our understanding of ourselves and embracing our own potential to innovate.

    Cultural Appropriation - Creativity Roots - S3E28

    Cultural Appropriation - Creativity Roots - S3E28

    Creativity Roots - Episode 28 by Ronald Paredes

    Cultural appropriation its a controversy in its own term, culture doesn’t belong to anyone, it doesn’t have intellectual property so it can not be appropriated. Culture is an ever-changing and developing entity in which we are all born, raised, and assimilated. Cultures or aspects of culture being reinterpreted, adapted, and used as a base for new expressions is only natural. When we prevent others from using some aspects of our culture we are isolating it, and a culture that is isolated is condemned to disappear.

    We need to encourage cultural enrichment, diversity, and evolution by allowing people to use it as a springboard or their own creativity.

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    Music featured in this episode:

    Gambia by Sona Jobarteh http://www.sonajobarteh.com/

    Hona by Boubacar Traoré https://www.boubacartraore.com/

    Complementary videos and links:

    Toronto gallery cancels exhibit of white artist's paintings over complaints of cultural appropriation

    https://tinyurl.com/yczzyafm

    Picasso's African-influenced Period - 1907 to 1909

    https://www.pablopicasso.org/africanperiod.jsp

    VCU student goes viral for response to cultural appropriation criticism

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ4bNh0TnMI

    Can White people have dreadlocks?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHYls9e4mVM

    Joe Rogan Rants About Cultural Appropriation "It's stupid!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cVhcN8hQd8

    What Defines Cultural Appropriation? | i-D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwEMVEmeubk

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    Support the podcast at patreon.com/creativityroots

    Remember to send your creative work, comments, and feedback at creativityroots@yahoo.com

    Also, follow me on Instagram @creativityroots

    • 29 min
    Evaluating Our Cultures - Creativity Roots - S3E27

    Evaluating Our Cultures - Creativity Roots - S3E27

    Creativity Roots - Episode 27 by Ronald Paredes

    Cultures are alive entities that evolve, adapt, mature, and change with time. It is important not only to study, understand and preserve our cultures but also to abolish some of the practices and behaviors that do not correspond with our times and with the state of our human evolution as modern and developed societies. We must evaluate our cultures and turn them into practices that enrich and strengthen our identity, cultures that are respectful and considerate to all the members of our societies.

    The music featured in this episode was: Free Fall

    by Dave Johnston from the album World Didgeridoo Vibes Volume 1

    https://archive.org/details/World_Didgeridoo_Vibes_Vol1/Freefall_DaveJohnstone.mp3

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    Visit www.creativityroots.com for more of this episode

    Support the podcast at patreon.com/creativityroots

    Remember to send your creative work, comments, and feedback at creativityroots@yahoo.com

    Also, follow me on Instagram @creativityroots

    • 15 min
    Conversation with Brendan Davis - Creativity Roots - S3E26

    Conversation with Brendan Davis - Creativity Roots - S3E26

    Creativity Roots - Episode 26 by Ronald Paredes

    Brendan Davis is a filmmaker, producer, consultant, and prolific podcaster with three active podcasts, Big Fish in The Middle Kingdom, How China Works, and If I Knew You Better, additionally he is involved in current film projects which includes three movies and in the creation process of a TV series of his own inspiration.

    His name is included in the credits of several movies, short films, documentaries in roles that range from sound operator, acting, editor, writer, producer, and director. His most recent involvement in film projects is the newly released documentary film “Crazy Hot” in which he is a writer, and as producer in “My Favorite Season”, film that at the moment of releasing this episode its been nominated for best picture at the International Fashion Film Award 2020.

    www.crazyinagoodway.com

    Brendan Davis at IMDb

    Crazy Hot (Documentary)

    Instagram: @brendankdavis

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    The music featured in this episode was: Damien Escobar

    in a HipHop Violin Freestyle performance

    www.damienescobar.com

    IG: @dameesco

    SoundCloud: Dameesco

    Youtube: Damien Escobar

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    Visit www.creativityroots.com for more of this episode

    Support the podcast at patreon.com/creativityroots

    Remember to send your creative work, comments, and feedback at creativityroots@yahoo.com

    Also, follow me on Instagram @creativityroots

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Labor Day Episode - Follow Your Own Path - Creativity Roots - S3E25

    Labor Day Episode - Follow Your Own Path - Creativity Roots - S3E25

    Creativity Roots - Episode 25 by Ronald Paredes

    It is terrible to spend your entire life frustrated stuck in a job that doesn’t motivate you only to wake up at 50 years old to find out that you have wasted your entire life and you don’t even know who you are and what you really want to do with your life.

    This episode it’s a Labor Day tribute to all those who in these terrible circumstances are putting all their heart, passion, love, and expertise to keep us safe and helping us battle this terrible pandemic.

    The closing song is called Ovation performed by Masterkhisis

    https://soundcloud.com/masterkhisis

    Instagram: @masterkhisis80

    Visit www.creativityroots.com for more of this episode

    Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/creativityroots

    Remember to send your creative work, comments, and feedback at creativityroots@yahoo.com

    Also, follow me on Instagram @creativityroots

    • 22 min
    Interview with Ronald Paredes - Co-release by Brendan Davis

    Interview with Ronald Paredes - Co-release by Brendan Davis

    Creativity Roots - Episode 24 by Brendan Davis / Ronald Paredes

    This is a co-release of an interview to me by Brendan Davis with the title “RONALD PAREDES | Floating in Uncertain Waters” originally posted on his podcasts “If I knew You Better” and “Big Fish In The Middle Kingdom” where we talk about my career as an artist/designer and my current living situation in China.

    Links to both original shows below:

    http://ifiknewyoubetter.libsyn.com/

    https://bigfishmiddlekingdom.libsyn.com/

    https://www.crazyinagoodway.com/

    Visit www.creativityroots.com for more of this episode

    Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/creativityroots

    Remember to send your creative work, comments, and feedback at creativityroots@yahoo.com

    Also, follow me on Instagram @creativityroots

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Change Happens Within - Creativity Roots - S3E23

    Change Happens Within - Creativity Roots - S3E23

    Creativity Roots - Episode 23 by Ronald Paredes

    Note: For those listeners located in mainland China the podcast is accessible by using a VPN connection.

    The first quarter of 2020 has been completely overtaken by the COVID-19 pandemic that took us all by surprise, disrupted our lives and created an economic crisis like we probably have never seen before.

    This situation has forced us to rethink our relationship with ourselves and the way we live and we are all expecting changes however we tend to think of change as something that will happen somewhere, somehow without thinking about our role in such change, same like with creativity we think of it as something external and out of our control.

    How Change is related to creativity and how much of a role we have in it?

    Music break by Empress Ellehcim performing Tujja, find her on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/empesselleehcim

    Visit www.creativityroots.com for more of this episode

    Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/creativityroots

    Remember to send your creative work, comments, and feedback at creativityroots@yahoo.com

    Also, follow me on Instagram @creativityroots

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Ender Camacho ,

Inspiring and educational

Ronald has made these podcasts with real people, real emotions humble and passionate about their work. I loved episode #9 with Benj Kinenga Mushila so far. In that episode, they talked about what do you love and to follow your passion of what do you like and to never forget who made you the person that you are already, and never forget your roots and say thanks to your ancestors. I met Ronald for a long time ago, and his spirit of adventure, his spirituality, and love for creativity made him the right host for the right guest.

Urss Graff ,

New Listener

The genuine honesty and authenticity of wonder the creator of this podcast displays is worth your time alone. This is the work of a artistic anthropologist; a must-listen for any who admire the creativity of the human heart and mind.

Alex.wang94 ,

Great episode!

I think this episode”failure” made me think of the multiple times in life you think you failed, but actually it was an opportunity for us to grow and to stand up, I believe that people needs to fail in order to succeed , that’s why I loved the comparison of “failure” with a stone... you are an artist Ronald!

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