Posts Tagged ‘healing power of music’

CBL#111- Living Organically and Orgasmically with Yvette Summers

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The co-founder of Living an Organic and Orgasmic Life is my special guest on today’s show, Yvette Summers.  Yvette is one of the most positive people I have ever met in my life.  Her description of living an Organic and Orgasmic Life is finding the way to making every activity become love.  She will share some stories of how she does that in her own life.  Tune into the entire show below for inspiration from this woman who exemplifies a loving spirit.

Yvette Summers is a musicologist, percussionist, dancer and vocalist who has worked with Grammy Award Winning artists, Herbie Hancock, Bill Summers, and Los Hombres Calientes, to name a few. Her exotic and sensual dancing and singing will uplift your spirits and make you feel good. In 2010, she co-produced along with Coach Betty the “Living an Organic & Orgasmic Life” tour, a performance of music, dance, and conversation that was musically rich and culturally diverse. Her latest protect is The Natural Healers who she will be recording a new CD with and performing in a European tour in 2011.  To find out more, go to MySpace.com/TheNaturalHealers.

Listen to the entire show here:

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CoachBettyLIVE #105 – Music from France with Fa7 and Ti Harmon

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

This show was inspirational for me.  I had the pleasure of talking to musicians in France about their perspectives and stories with the healing power of music. Fa7 (Fabrice Mareau) and Ti Harmon had encouraging thoughts about how we can make this world a better place to live through music.

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Fa7 is a musician and artist in France and travels extensively visiting Europe then Africa, making friends in passage with people of all social and geographical origins. His guitar and his song writing are his expression and vision for how to assist healing the world which encircles it.

His unique music is composed in nature, and varies depending on the landscapes.  Tune into his CD “La Brise” to hear the sounds of the water in Guadeloupe, and the sounds of the stones in France.  See if you can feel into where he composed it.

Always nomadic mind…learn more about Fa7, his music, and his world projects on MySpace/Fa7Music.

Ti (pronounced tai) Harmon is originally from Philadelphia. She began singing at the age of five, when she was the first to eagerly volunteer for the solo in her kindergarten Christmas concert. She has since honed her skills performing in New York, Madrid, and Paris. After completing her theatre studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she founded Rize Theatre and Dance Company. She then moved to Madrid where she decided to focus on music.

She now calls upon the total of her experiences to find her unique musical universe: a sweet Jazz mixed with Soul, Folk, and Blues.

The band consists of Ti Harmon (Voice/Songwriter), Germain Guyot (Paino/Songwriter), Thomas Hugenel (Bass/Songwriter), Stephane Berti (Guitar), and Martin Wangermée (Drums). The group has been working together for over a year and combines styles and creative ideas to arrive at their distinct sound. The group debuted its project at the Fronteny Jazz Festival in August 2009.

To learn more, and listen in to Ti’s music, go to www.myspace.com/tiharmon.

The whole show can be heard above.

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Coach Betty LIVE! #97 – The Healing Power of Dynamo Ferricia Fatia

Friday, July 30th, 2010
Coach Betty with Ferricia Fatia

Coach Betty with Ferricia Fatia

My special guest on this podcast, Ferricia Fatia, is a dynamic singer and passionate spokesperson for love and peace through her music. She can make you laugh and cry as she taps into her inner power and belts out her message. In her vision of a healthy world she speaks of getting healthy herself first…gee, where have we heard that before? Her laugh, her spirit, and her intelligence articulated so beautifully will entice you to listen to more…

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Ferricia is a singer, composer, author and poet.  She wants her art to bring life and not simply imitate or modify it.   The musical quality and the conscience of Alice and John Coltrane, Abbey Lincoln, Rachelle Ferrell, The Roots, Gill Scott Heron, AACM, and many others influenced her artistic approach.  She likes to collaborate in an eclectic way with artists and organizations in the genres of jazz, hip hop or gospel to help the artists and the audiences open their hearts and their spirits.  To learn more about Ferricia and her incredible work, go to www.myspace.com/keepersofka.

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Coach Betty LIVE! #96 – The Natural Healers – Fa7 and Inor Sotolongo

Friday, July 23rd, 2010
Fa7 and Inor Sotolongo

Fa7 and Inor Sotolongo

This special podcast highlights musicians, Fa7 and Inor Sotolongo, who are both part of the “Living an Organic and Orgasmic Life” tour. Together with Yvette Summers, they have created a new group called The Natural Healers, and are spreading their good music to the world. On this interview, both Fa7 and Inor describe the beginnings of their musical careers, AND what an organic and orgasmic life means to them. Inor, Fa7 and Yvette (The Natural Healers) all know the healing power of music, and this professional ensemble will express it through their amazing collaboration which started from internet communication with each other.

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Inor was born in La Habana , Cuba in 1971. He began playing the congas  (US name) or tumbadoras (cuban and original name) at 2 years old, and then went on to study music as part of his education. Its rigorous academic formation, allowed him to respond to the diverse musical neccesities. His music is based on experimentation in all the scopes of music, with a limitless percussion. He experiences as composer and arranger give him an opportunity to bring even more elements of its creative universe on the basis of the essential : the cuban music enriched by the universal music and vice versa.

To find out more, go to myspace.com/inorsotolongo.

Fa7 is a musician and artist in France and travels extensively visiting Europe and Africa, making friends in passage with people of all social and geographical origins. His guitar and his song writing are his expression and vision for how to assist healing the world which encircles it. One of the many wonderful qualities of Fa7 is that he composes all of his music in nature.

Always nomadic mind…learn more about Fa7 and his music on myspace.com/fa7music.

The Natural Healers

The Natural Healers

Check out “The Natural Healers” as they spread their love throughout the world…in a very organic and orgasmic way!




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Coach Betty LIVE! #89 – Marc Ayza, Drummer Extraordinaire

Friday, June 11th, 2010
Marc Ayza with Coach Betty

From Barcelona, Spain, I am so happy to share the amazing drummer, Marc Ayza. His orgasmic nature is obvious on stage as he expresses the emotions that are difficult for him to verbalize. His sweet soul and passion for pure rhythm and music can be felt in his music and in his words.

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Coach Betty, Marc Ayza and Yvette Summers

Marc was born in Barcelona, Spain and studies in the Luthier school. He has worked with many fabulous musicians including Quim Soler, Jorge Rossy, and Lluis Verges. He has conducted masterclasses with Bob Moses, Leon Parker and Jimmy Cobb. In 2000, he traveled to New York studying with Eric McPherson and Nasheet Waits and creating a masterclass with Brian Blade.

Since then, his resume is long and varied as he is found playing gigs every week in either Barcelona or New York. He is ready to take it to the world now! His CD "Offering" demonstrates his incredible talent.

To find out more about Marc and his music, go to MySpace.com/marcayza.

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Coach Betty LIVE! #80 – Papa Carl Anderson’s Healing Story

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Papa Carl Anderson is my very special guest sharing his amazing healing story about the power of music.  He writes “When I was sick, had been given last rites three times and had very little chance of surviving without two (organ) transplants, I went through a lot of psychological changes.  I knew what was happening and I worked hard to make peace with it.  What hit me most and has stayed with me, is all that seemed to matter was people…the people who had been a part of my life.  I don’t think people today pay enough attention to who they are and where they came from.” He turned to music…what he loved the most…and his touching story and what he shares about living life fully and in the moment underlines what Coach Betty LIVE! is all about.

Let him inspire you…

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Papa Carl Anderson

Papa Carl Anderson

Papa Carl is a former teacher, football coach, and more recently Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He spent most of his professional career working with adolescents and young adults. Following his serious health crisis, he promised himself that if he somehow survivied he would get back to playing guitar and being actively involved in music.

Papa Carl's Jam for Life Foundation, Inc.What resulted was quite unexpected. It began as simple thank you to all his friends who helped him through difficult times has turned into an annual fundraising concert “Papa Carl’s Jam for Life Foundation” attracting 35 bands and 600-700 hundred people to the banks of the Delaware River. That is what Coach Betty calls the domino affect of “healing power of music.”

Take Papa Carl’s advice:  ”Get out of your own way and let life in.

To learn more, go to PapaCarl.com and JamForLifeFoundation.com.

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