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Zawadi’s House: May Musical Magic on Traxsource!

May 16, 2017

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Here you go beautiful ones! It’s my birthday month, and there’s lots of musical magic to make it even more special! Support the artists. All music available for download on Traxsource.com: https://www.traxsource.com/title/805618/Zawadis-House-May-Musical-Magic with music by: Will Dawson, Shniece, Jonny Montana, Craig Stewart, Dale Nortier, Kiki Kyte, DJ Spinna, The Foreign Exchange, Josh Milan, Loleatta Holloway, Louie Vega, Saliva Commandos, Groove Assassin, Wipe The Needle, Lifford Shillingford, Risk Assessment, Mr. V and Sean McCabe.

#soulfulhouse #afrohouse #housemusic #zawadishouse

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One Love,
Tantra-zawadi

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Vonduvoisdancecollective: 2017 Lower East Side Festival of the Arts at the Theatre for The New City, Sunday May 28th

May 16, 2017

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The Vonduvoisdancecollective will perform at the 2017 Lower East Side Festival of the Arts at the Theatre for The New City, Sunday May 28th at 7:40pm in the Johnson Theatre. Admission is free! Hope to see you there!LES 2017 Flyer

LES Festival of the Arts
Theatre for The New City
155 First Avenue
New York City, New York 10003
(212) 254-1109
http://theaterforthenewcity.net/les2017.html

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“To Face It,” A Staged Reading by Tantra-zawadi from the Novel by Lupe Family, May 7th – WOW Cafe Theatre

May 3, 2017

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Get ready for a new installment of the staged reading “To Face It,” from the novel by Lupe Family. This one-woman staged reading performed by Tantra-zawadi, explores the depth of personal pain along with the politics, betrayal, sexism, racism and love in the lives of our three main characters in the U.S.A. I don’t want to give it away, but you will see a shift from previous readings. This performance captures excerpts from the best of our last three shows.

This reading will offer a glimpse from a black male perspective. It’s intense, riveting and honest. The event takes place on Sunday, May 7th at the WOW Cafe Theater, 59-61 East 4th Street (between Bowery and Second Avenue) in New York City. Doors open at 5:30pm and the performance begins promptly at 6:00pm. Admission is $15.00 (sliding scale…no one will be turned away). One night only followed by an artist/audience talk back. Hope to see you there.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your beautiful support. See you out there!

#OneLoveOneHouse
#PeaceandLove
#ZawadisHouse

Tantra-zawadi

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New Music Release: “Never Say Never,” Donald Boucal and Tantra-zawadi (Produced by Derrik Jordan), Ska-lla Records

May 3, 2017

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“Never Say Never,” (Ska-lla Records (ZA), lyrics, vocals and guitar by Senegalese artist Donald Boucal with spoken word by New York City poet/author Tantra-zawadi, is a m-o-v-i-n-g love song produced by award-winning musician, composer, singer/songwriter Derrik Jordan. “Derrik Jordan is something of a one-man musical force of nature.”
-Vermont Sunday Magazine

This song was recorded in #Senegal during one of Derrik and Tantra’s recent visits with #TheSenegalAmericaProject. “Never Say Never,” a magical, musical landscape with soulful French vocals and passionate spoken word, is just in time for your spring collection.

Get your copy today: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/never-say-never-feat-tantra-zawadi-single/id1220017403, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XWHCW5Y, https://open.spotify.com/album/5jA1aRSkWDn39RwpiGMPAV.

Congratulations all around! Big thanks to all of you for listening and supporting, and to Ska-lla Records Tebogo Leshotho and Monocles Welkom for your love and support.

Thank you #MamaAfrica #SenegalAmericaProject #neversaynever #newmusic #newrelease #spokenword #worldmusic #skallarecords #donaldboucal #tantrazawadi #derrikjordan

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What am I listening to? Zawadi’s House “Birds of Paradise,” Spring 2017 on Traxsource!

April 26, 2017

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Poet, Author, Educator, Recording Artist: Tantra-Zawadi

Photo credit: Hosea Johnson

What am I listening to? Zawadi’s House “Birds of Paradise,” Spring 2017 on Traxsource!
#supporttheartists #showyourlove #dancingintospring #oneloveonehouse #justbeautiful #soulfulhouse #deephouse #afrohouse #housemusic #zawadishouse

New music by: Eric Kupper, Nick Holder, Frank Williams, Shaemara Estelle Rosemond, Mikki Afflick, DJ Spinna, The Foreign Exchange, Atjazz, Groove Assassin, Rescue Poetix, Salah Ananse, Fotis Monos, Makeda Lusan, Julie Lusan, Risk Assessment, Nu Shooz and Sol Brown.

Download yours today https://www.traxsource.com/title/795413/zawadis-house.

Thank you for your love and support!

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Soulful Cypher Presents A Vibe Called Blessed…Soulful House Music/Live Performances!

April 23, 2017

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About Soulful Cypher:
Since 2014 Soulful Cypher™ has provided free, safe-space events for DJs, Poets, Spoken Word Artists and dancers. The vibe is designed to bring out the best in everyone, and it has. The House on the Hudson™ community events at J. Owen Grundy Park in Jersey City have led to additional events as the joy and uplifting nature of House on the Hudson™ has spread throughout Jersey City. Soulful Cypher works to offer family friendly free events and welcomes everyone to come out and enjoy the diversity that Jersey City has to offer. The range of activities and events offered by Soulful Cypher™ to the community increase and strengthen with the unity that has become the Soulful Cypher™ Circle.

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Soulful Cypher™ has participated in such events as JC Fridays, Hamilton Park events, Hudson County Arts and Culture events, including 2016 Earth Day celebrations and is honored to collaborate with Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Art & Culture toward building the JC Puerto Rican Heritage Festival & Parade. Soulful Cypher continues to develop collaborations for community driven events, intimate and across borders.

The bigger picture is to bring attention to the artists within our own community, provide them a space and structure with which to build, perform, network and give back to the community while engaging the community to support local artists and help the local economy thrive by supporting independent artists, entrepreneurs and businesses. For more information on Soulful Cypher™ contact Wyse@SoulfulCypher.com.

https://www.facebook.com/SoulfulCypher/

Hope to see you there!

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Spring 2017: What’s New With Tantra-zawadi?

April 19, 2017

Portrait Headshot Poet Educator Tantra-Zawadi (Saundra Williams)
Poet, Author, Educator, Recording Artist Tantra-Zawadi
(Photo Credit: Hosea Johnson)

Peace Beautiful Ones!

Spring has finally arrived, and I am ready for her vibe. I love the warmth and promise of new beginnings, and it’s #NationalPoetryMonth!

Hoping all is well with you as you embrace the day. Just a quick share on things that are happening in my creative realm. New music and collaborative projects are in progress! I’ve been in the studio working and in the theater on a few things that I think will soothe and groove you. Expect new releases between now and the beginning of summer 2017. Can’t wait to share the details and the artists…so excited…stay tuned.

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New music coming soon from Ska-lla Records: “Never Say Never,” with award-winning composer, singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Derrik Jordan (Worldsoul Records), gifted Senegalesese musician, singer-songwriter Donald Boucal, and yours truly Tantra-zawadi. “Never Say Never” will be available on most popular stores such as iTunes, XBOX Music, Google Play Music, Napster and more.

This song came together in Senegal, a few years ago while Derrik and I were traveling and performing with The Senegal-America Project. Donald’s French lyrics, guitar and soulful voice, met with my spoken words, and inspired Derrik to create this soul stirring composition. The result is #NeverSayNever, a captivating message of love.

Big thanks to Derrik Jordan, Donald Boucal, The Senegal-America Project, Tony Vacca, Massamba Diop, Jean Butler, Espace SOBOBADE, Monocles & Slezz and Ska-lla Records.
#musicfromaroundtheworld #senegalamericaproject

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Have you checked out the “Breathless EP?” Our new release from Good For You Records produced by Fotis Mentor with original songs and spoken word by Rescue Poetix, Julie & Makeda, Lana Rose and yours truly Tantra-zawadi. If not, you can listen and purchase by clicking on this link #teambreathless #soulfulhouse: http://www.traxsource.com/title/756147/breathless-ep. 724100_large Another project/new release I am featured on is “Africa Rising,” produced by Incolor Deep for Uno Mas Digital Recordings http://www.traxsource.com/title/762116/africa-rising. Both these tunes and more are available for purchase on Traxsource.com. Thanking you in advance for your beautiful love and support. I truly appreciate you.

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Delighted to share this wonderful event with you! Join me, your emcee for DANIELA GIOSEFFI — friends & special guests — in celebrating the launch of her new collection of poetry, Waging Beauty: As the Polar Bear Dreams of Ice, in anticipation of Earth Day. The event takes place on Wedneday, April 19th at the Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Stret, New York City, 10014 at 5:45pm.
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/underground/performances.asp

Gioseffi is also the recipient of the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry, the OSIA NY State Literary Award, and grant awards from Ploughshares World Peace Foundation and NYSCA. She is the subject of the 2016 documentary film by Anton Evangelista, titled Author and Activist.

“Visionary and powerful with tremendous vitality . . . Daniela Gioseffi is a gifted, graceful and moving writer.” — Galway Kinnell

“A vital international author, dedicated to planetary survival.” — Cecilia Ceriani, El Pais, Madrid

Signed copies of Waging Beauty will be available at a remarkably discounted price. And of course you will have ample opportunity to meet and greet Ms. Gioseffi — and hear her read.

$10 cover includes one signed copy of Waging Beauty. (Additional copies of this book which normally retails at $15 can be purchased for the specially discounted event price of $10.) Plus $10 food/drink minimum.

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This is going to be delicious! Join us for Soulful Cypher Productions Presents “A Vibe Called Blessed” on April 29th at J.C. Underground for soulful music and live performances by Julie & Makeda and yours truly Tantra-zawadi performing from our new #BreathlessEP (Fotis Monos/Good For You Records). Kicking off the new season with soulful music, spoken word and positive vibes. Hope to see you there https://www.facebook.com/events/145666985963342/.

When I visited Senegal earlier this year with the Senegal-America Project, we recorded two videos for our latest CD “Evolution of the Vibe.” The videos, filmed by by Wantd, music composed and produced by Tony Vacca (for World Rhythms Productions), with poetry (Pelhorinho) written and performed by Abiodun Oyewole (The Last Poets) and (African Embrace) by Tantra-zawadi, including song lyrics by Bideew Bou Bess. “Pelhorinho” https://youtu.be/e_at5CW5DGg, and “African Embrace” https://youtu.be/OvZB1OCR7Vk are both available for viewing now on YouTube. Big thanks to Tony Vacca (co-founder of The Senegal-America Project) for making these videos a reality, and for bringing together some of the most talented and exciting artists to create with. To learn more about the Senegal-America Project, please visit them on line at http://www.tonyvacca.com/senegalamerica/. To purchase our CD “Evolution of the Vibe” which includes Pelhorinho and African Embrace, please visit https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thesenegalamericaproject. Big thanks to Rescue Poetix for her beautiful spoken words in the background on African Embrace. We truly appreciate you!

Tantra-zawadi and Lupe
Get ready for a new installment of the staged reading “To Face It,” from the novel by Lupe Family. This one-woman staged reading performed by Tantra-zawadi, explores the depth of personal pain along with the politics, betrayal, sexism, racism and love in the lives of our three main characters in the U.S.A. I don’t want to give it away, but you will see a shift from previous readings. This performance will offer a glimpse from a black male perspective. It’s intense, riveting and honest. The event takes place on Sunday, May 7th at the WOW Cafe Theater, 59-61 East 4th Street (between Bowery and Second Avenue) in New York City. Doors open at 5:30pm and the performance begins promptly at 6:00pm. Admission is $15.00 (sliding scale…no one will be turned away). One night only followed by an artist/audience talk back. Hope to see you there.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your beautiful support. See you out there!

#OneLoveOneHouse
#PeaceandLove
#NaPoMo
#ZawadisHouse

Tantra-zawadi

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Hot Jazz and Poetry at Bing Arts Center in Springfield, MA with Jo Sallins, D. Moss and Tantra-zawadi

March 30, 2017

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Join us for an incredible evening of hot jazz and poetry this Saturday, April 1st at Bing Arts Center in Springfield, MA. Not to be missed – hope to see your beautiful faces in the house.

Thank you for your love and support!

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New Music from Uno Mas Digital Recordings “Africa Rising!”

March 30, 2017

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New music for all you #afrohouse lovers from Uno Mas Digital Recordings with Incolor Deep and spoken word by Tantra-zawadi. Pick up your copy today on Traxsource.com.

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Breathless EP (Fotis Mentor Monos, Rescue Poetix, Tantra-zawadi, Lana Rose and Julie & Makeda) OUT NOW #GoodForYouRecords

February 10, 2017

Peace & Blessings Beautiful Ones!

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OUT NOW! “Breathless,” the new EP produced by Fotis ‘Mentor’ Monos (Good For You Records), is a vibrant collaboration of original songs and spoken word by: Rescue Poetix, Tantra-zawadi, Julie & Makeda and Lana Rose. Each artist brings her own unique voice, strength and essence to inspire, groove, and illuminate the love in you! Pick up your copy today on Traxsource.com: Breathless EP.

Thanks to you all for your beautiful support. We appreciate you!

One Love,
Tantra-zawadi and #TeamBreathless

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