In this show, Ziada tells Mary Ann all about her recent trip to Sauti Za Busara, a Music festival held in Stone Town on Unguja Island, Zanzibar. They talk what music really excited her and Ziada gives us some top listening tips as well as telling us which festivals are next on her ‘bucket list’!
Music Ziada enjoyed a Sauti Za Busara and mentions in this show:
BCUC, South Africa: https://blackmajor.co.za/artist/bcuc/
Asia Madani Band, Sudan/Eqypt: https://www.facebook.com/Asia-Madani-187059958001209
Taarab (Musical Style which is mentioned in the show):
Tausi Womens Taarab – https://www.facebook.com/tausiwomenstaarab
Grand Orchestre Tarran de Zanzibar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmnp8HFzNo4
Music Festivals we mention:
Sauti Za Busara, Stone Town, Unguja Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania: http://www.busaramusic.org/
Nyege Nyege, Jina, Uganda: http://nyegenyege.com/
Afrochella, Accra. Ghana: https://afrochella.com/home
This week Mary Ann talks to Julie Daley about her life and work. They talk about Julie’s exploration of Awakening Eros and how we might flourish in our essential nature at this time, overcoming our conditioning to do otherwise. They explore what it means to feel deeply connected and to experience joy and wonder. And they talk about how the work Julie does support people with a whole range of backgrounds to embrace more of who they truly are.
Julie Daley is a Co-Active Coach and Certified Creativity in Business Instructor. She says that the most important capacity she offers in her work is my ability to walk between two worlds: one, the world of the intellect and reason, what some refer to as the left brain world, the other, the world of the heart and compassion, intuition and creativity, often referred to as the right brain. Julie moves between these two worlds with ease, knows them well and so is able to facilitate others in developing the capacity to navigate between them.
In this show, we talk with Nicole about her book ‘The Heart of the Labyrinth’ about a woman who takes a journey to rediscover her lost connection with Mother Earth and the sacred feminine. We find it what motivated her to write the book, how she created the conditions in which it could be written and the impact she hopes the book will have on those who read it.
Nicole is author of The Heart of the Labyrinth, an evocative spiritual parable, which gives voice to her engagement on behalf of a world that values and honors the sacred feminine and is rooted in our connection to the Earth as a living being. Facilitator and social entrepreneur, Nicole co-founded a number of non-profit organizations active in the environmental and gender fields, including EDGE Certified Foundation, a global label certifying organizations for closing the gender gap in the workplace. Nicole blogs on the nature of reality and is on the Advisory Boards of Treesisters and The WellBeing Project.
Find out more about Nicole and her work
Get the book on Amazon: www.amazon.com/Heart-Labyrinth-Nicole-Schwab/dp/1910559008
This week Ziada and Mary Ann talk with Wambui JL the creator of Hairpolitian Lifestyle, an online magazine that focuses on African women who have or want to return to their natural hair.
We talk following your gut as a way to do business, almost giving up (but not quite), sharing your struggles to inspire others (and also get support) and the way that creative ideas emerge at 3 in the morning (we don’t know why!).
Wambui JL is a natural lifestyle and creative entrepreneur based in Nairobi, Kenya. Wambui also has a passion for women in business and she moderates panels for events that seek to uplift women in that space. She’s a Graphic Designer by profession and over the years has used her expertise to give brand consultations to individuals and companies alike.
Photo of Wambui by Photos by Jeri
Get in touch with Wambui JL and Read Hairpolitan
On this episode of Change Making Women we interview Eleanor Brown, the singer and songwriter who both wrote and performed our theme song.
TOPICS WE DISCUSS IN THIS EPISODE
- How Eleanor got started writing music at a young age
- Where she draws her song writing inspiration from
- The link between personal transformation and making a difference in the world
- Eleanors passion for connection to and the protection of the natural world
- We also get an amazing LIVE performance of Eleanor’s song ‘A Call to Stand’
Some Quotes from the show:
‘If we stand for ourselves and make changes in ourselves then thats really the only authentic way that we can make change in the world’
‘We can’t make a difference in the world unless we are giving from a place of fullness in ourselves’
‘The songs are putting voice, or a form, to a process that people are going through’
‘This theme of transformation is very prevalent in many of my songs’
Connect with Eleanor: