Mederi Muzik

Mederi Muzik

DeMarisa Steeley and Dorian Wallace explore the integrative effects of music and other creative practices and their therapeutic impact on the trauma of colonialism, classism, racism, mass incarceration, and culture.

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September 24, 2022 66 min

A freedom singer/artist from the South Bronx by way of Staten Island, spiritchild uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution throughout the world, from the United States to Europe, Africa to South East Asia. We spoke with him peak regarding doing work within the prison system and serving people through music and healing. 

https://xspiritmental.com/home

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Brought to you by Loughborough University’s Anarchism Research Group (ARG), Anarchist Essays presents leading academics, activists, and intellectuals exploring themes in anarchist theory, history, and practice.

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Content Warning: Depictions of sexual violence
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This week, we chat with Pamela Scully, a Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies historian, Professor of African Studies, and Advisor to the Provost at Emory University. She has her Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan. We pick Dr. Scull...

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Dr. Jaleel K. Abdul-Adil's career interest is culturally-sensitive, ecologically-appropriate, and evidence-based practices for low-income urban youth and families. His current research focuses on family-focused interventions for youth with trauma and co-occurring disruptive behavior and community violence exposure that is provided through university-community partnerships, service system collaborations, and national provider ne...

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Christian nationalism has become a buzzword among conservative activists such as Congresswomen Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, and conservative activist Charlie Kirk. We believe we need to call it what it is: Christian Fascism. For this episode, we had a great conversation with Andrew Griffin and Glen McDaniel, two musicians of faith who are continuously deconstructing the phenomena of White Christian Culture, how it affect...

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August 6, 2022 73 min

Listen to Lecolion's album “Legacy: Music for Bassoon by African-American Composers.”

After over 20 years as a performing bassoonist, 15 years as a music professor, and ten years as an arts administrator, Lecolion Washington has established himself as a leader for the next generation of arts entrepreneurs; and he has been a staunch advocate for the relevance of music as an agent for social change.
 
Lecolion is the Executive Direc...

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A Cincinnati police officer has had her police powers suspended after her body camera caught her saying a racial slur while stuck in traffic on duty in April. Officer Valentino believed she had been desensitized by music and hearing people talk on the street. Constant exposure has allowed this slur to slip into Officer Valentino's vernacular.

Yeah. It's bullshit.

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White people struggle to talk about race. So, here is Dorian talking to DeMarisa about being the only white person at an event for Juneteenth, in which DeMarisa was a panelist. Let the uncomfortableness begin! 

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DeMarisa shares with us about her journey to Chicago and her visit to the Hampton House with H.O.L.L.A.

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DeMarisa and Dorian discuss a real-life situation involving youth facing direct impact from the prison industrial complex and pipeline.

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July 2, 2022 70 min

DeMarisa Steeley and Dorian Wallace explore the integrative effects of music and other creative practices and their therapeutic impact on the trauma of colonialism, classism, racism, mass incarceration, and culture.

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January 3, 2022 25 min

Dorian has started working at Rikers Island Correctional Facility as RMAS Arts Program Coordinator. In this episode, he talks about developing music therapy-based programs to help incarcerated persons cope with their current situation.
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Forensic Music Therapy: A Treatment for Men and Women in Secure Hospital Settings by Stella Compton Dickinson
https://www.amazon.com/Forensic-Music-Therapy-Treatment-Hospital/dp/1849052522

The New Ji...

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Everyone gets worked up about social media skirmishes. In a step-by-step examination of an actual argument, he was in the middle of, Dorian shares insights into his methodology to debating individuals on social media.

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December 20, 2021 66 min

Fascism is a Far-Right political process with a preoccupation with historical mythology and a clearly defined yet abstract enemy. Dorian begins a laydown of some basic definitions of fascism and why it's essential to understand these concepts in the current era. 

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In this episode, I share my personal struggles with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Let's all keep growing the human-to-human experience. My name is Dorian Wallace. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen. Peace.

Mental Health Resources
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Maya Ben-Meir is a multi-genre vocalist, producer, and performance artist who delves into the unknown songs of the iconic rock band Queen and its legendary frontman Freddie Mercury.

Watch Maya perform "You Take My Breath Away"

You can follow Maya's work at:

  • Maya's Website
  • Maya's Web-series FKITYES
  • Instagram
  • Facebook

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    Today, I wanted to lay down some foundational terms and concepts so that the podcast makes more sense and we have a space to understand where the discussions' starting places are.

    “However expressive, symbols can never be the things they stand for.”
     ―  Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell

    Intro music: "Helene" from Fantômas by Dorian Wallace
    Outro music: "Stab my heart forever" by Dorian Wa...

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    November 22, 2021 34 min

    Welcome to my first attempt at a podcast! The audio quality is not very good, but that will be improved over time. I wanted to get something out to describe what this podcast is going to be all about.

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