Hosted by Sharon Bridgforth, this series features intimate conversations with artists whose work and artistic practices are rooted in serving our communities through healing/creative/Spiritual and cultural traditions - centered in Love.
End of Season 2/Honoring Diane Rodriguez
Today we honor Diane Rodriguez. Diane transitioned on 4/10/20. May all the Love Beauty & Blessings that she so generously gave the world/carry her in Light with Love. Listen to episode 18/and receive her wisdom/and Glory.
Season 2 of "Who Yo People Is" has come to a close.
THANK YOU TO YOU/TO ALL who worked/supported/are a part of this podcast series! Stay tuned at http://whoyopeopleis.com
Wishing you/yours/and ALL safety-wellness-resource-Blessings-Beauty-and Love.
Episode 30 - Alexis Pauline Gumbs
An academic guided by intellectual practices inspired by Black liberation and Love, Alexis is a 2020-21 National Humanities Center Fellow. She says she is a Marine Mammal Apprentice...one who is carrying on blood line traditions of listening to whales. Alexis says, "one foot in the water one foot in the sand is where I hear the best."
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Alexis's website https://www.alexispauline.com
Episode 29 - Sangodare
Sangodare creates media and art for healing and transformation. Activating energy and vibrational fields to open space for people to be more of who they are, Sangodare makes connections between the vocality of Black preaching styles, and Ifa oriki traditions and tonalities.
Episode 28 - Amara Tabor-Smith
Amara is a dancer, choreographer, and the artistic director of Deep Waters Dance Theater. She is Afro Futurist Conjure Art. Her dance making practice utilizes Yoruba spiritual ritual to address issues of social and environmental justice, race, gender identity, and belonging. Amara says, "I am a death doula for patriarchy. Every piece is I make is really in service of helping patriarchy die."
Amara's website: http://www.deepwatersdance.com
Episode 27 - gina Breedlove
A sound healing vocalist, composer, actor, & abolitionist, gina says that everything she does is ritual. She speaks about the grief work that she does as being rooted in her people's histories of keening and wailing/as a way to move grief...grief being sometimes distant, sometimes intimate and sometimes lineages old. gina tours the world with her music that she calls "folksoul", holding sound healing circles in every city she visits.
Episode 26 - Ron Ragin
Ron speaks of growing up in Perry, Georgia being from story telling historians who primed him to be a critical thinker with things like post school pre-homework sermon sessions with his grandfather - centered on questions like "what does it mean to be a man and how can you grow into that all areas of your life?" Growing up singing in congregational choirs, Ron speaks about time traveling through song/Shape Shifting imposed assumptions.