Throughout the history of human oppression, musicians have used their voices to command political and social change. Fela Kuti toured the world criticizing political corruption and even founded a communal compound called the Kalakuta Republic which he declared independent from the Nigerian government. Nina Simone was the voice of...
"BRICK BY BRICK" NEW SONG BY WRITTEN&PRODUCED BY JULIA   I can feel the walls coming down brick by brick babylon is long gone I can feel the walls coming down brick by brick babylon is long gone I can feel the walls coming down brick by brick babylon is long gone I can...
  I am excited to share my debut solo single/music video, "Bedroom". I recorded and produced the song at my home studio in Austin Texas, and performed the instrumentation except for the saxophone***. I also created the video in my bedroom as well. So needless to say this is a...
Feral The Earthworm is a young poet and MC from Houston, Texas. He is a focused free spirit and creative anarchist driven by a love for self expression, self-actualization, and social justice. Set with the strong intention to make his deepest desires a reality, and to inspire the world to be a more authentic...
John Cage, an avant-garde philosopher, artist and musician of the mid 20th century, says this about his passion for organic noise: “The sound experience which i prefer to all others, is the experience of silence. And this silence, almost anywhere in the world today, is traffic. If you listen...
In music there are many voices: percussion, bass, guitar, vocals, strings, horns, keyboards, synthesizers, etc. All of the voices tuned together generate the potential for a radical phenomenon known as a beat, production, band or orchestra. The result of this authentic cooperation is electrifying. Music is so connective, expansive and healing because...
On Monday, Kendrick Lamar became the first non-classical or jazz musician to receive the Pulitzer Prize for music. The Pulitzer board praised the album as a “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.” This...
A free-spirited gypsy musician is no stranger to wild experiences. On her journey to establish a creative career, my dear friend and fellow musician W recently found herself in a cult. Here is her story:   As I type this, I’m on a Greyhound bus fleeing a Hebrew Israelite Cult in...
"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous" - Albert Einstein Synchronicity is a magical quality of life. Every day, whether we are aware of it or not, experiences connect as perfect reflections of one another. I used to consider these events random “coincidences”, until I realized how often I witness...
In 2012, Japan's Nara Medical University’s Shigeyoshi Osaki decided to make the worlds most beautiful sounding violin strings, and he did so with the help of 300 female Nephila maculata orb web spiders. Just as the fame of Stradivari’s violins is attributed to the dense spruce used to make...