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Hypnotic Energy Beats EP by Kyriaki of The Sophisticated Psychos s2 e7

Hypnotic Energy Beats EP by Kyriaki of The Sophisticated Psychos s2 e7

October 20, 2020

I grew up going to underground rave parties as a teenager in Detroit, MI with all the best pioneer DJs from around the world such as Bad Boy BillDieselBoyCarl Cox, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, and Plastikman to name a few.  In this episode, I share how music & learning to DJ supported me to become a better actor.

I dive deep with a couple of reflections on my musical journey thus far, love for DJing & how it lead me to this solo EP titled Hypnotic Energy avail now follow & lookup at The Sophisticated Psychos on all music streaming platforms

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Independent Music Business with The Living Strange - Elijah Sokolow S2 E6

Independent Music Business with The Living Strange - Elijah Sokolow S2 E6

October 13, 2020

Elijah Sokolow is a 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Ever since Sokolow was brought to a Radiohead concert while in the womb, music has been the focal point of his life. Elijah was born and raised in Venice Beach, CA by two artists who heavily encouraged his creative growth. At 17, he moved to Brooklyn to continue making his own music and producing other artists. Sokolow primarily writes and performs with his band, The Living Strange, and works with artists ranging from indie bands to house DJs. In this episode, we cover Sokolow's journey as an artist, tips on emotional & mental health while having struggles as an upcoming artist, symbiosis, sense of identity, balance, structure, and we dive into smart ways to put the booking cap on to book your own live shows & tours!  This is a heartfelt episode on everything indie music you do not want to miss. Tune in now, share with your indie music friends. 

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Forgiveness is Key by Kyriaki  s2 ep5

Forgiveness is Key by Kyriaki s2 ep5

October 6, 2020

This episode is all about forgiveness. I share a solo trip I took to Greece, while there discovering tips on taking responsibility for surrendering, forgiveness, and how to apply it to the artists' journey.  In addition, I share my new solo ep project Hypnotic Energy that will be released under The Sophisticated Psychos on all music streaming platforms October 20, 2020

All music videos are available to view on The Sophisticated Psychos Youtube channel now check them out here.  The new music incorporates 639 Hz healing frequencies which foster forgiveness, peace, and love in the relationships as well as stimulate the higher heart chakra. 639 Hz re-connects and rebalances your relationships. in collaboration with Subtle Energy 

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Actor Business on Brand with Martin Bentsen s2 ep4

Actor Business on Brand with Martin Bentsen s2 ep4

September 29, 2020

Do you know your brand as an actor?  In this episode, we break down what it means to know your brand-type as an actor when going in to meet with the casting directors who are in charge of casting all of the tv shows & films in the Entertainment industry.  We gift value and chat about the importance of following through, step into your own power, education, stigmas in entertainment, what casting directors are really looking for in the meeting, and what they are not telling you.  If you are an actor and or interested in getting into acting you will definitely want to tune into this episode!

*How actors can network with casting directors.

*Why casting directors won't ever tell you what they're really looking for.

*What makes for an effective actor brand, and how to find yours.

*Effective ways to get footage for your reel, and how to ensure it fits with your brand.

Martin Bentsen, NYU Tisch alumnus, has run numerous educational seminars on branding and marketing strategies for actors at The Actor's Green Room, Actor's Connection, and NYU; has written a 207-page book called Get Cast: Book More Acting Work by Thinking "Outside the Industry"; and is a member of both the National Association of Sales Professionals and Sales & Marketing Executives International, two highly acclaimed marketing organizations in the United States.

Martin graduated in 2011 with honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Film and Television program with a focus on directing and in 2010, he founded City Headshots®, which, according to Yelp, is ranked the #1 headshot studio in New York City. City Headshots currently employs seven people and has affiliate locations in New York, Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Some of City Headshots’ repeat clients include well-known companies such as LinkedIn Corp, Facebook, and American Express, and many of its photos have been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

As a business owner who has grown from zero to over half a million dollars per year, Martin not only understands the intricacies of marketing and finding clients, but also what it takes for actors to successfully navigate the industry and make themselves memorable. He coaches actors one-on-one with their branding, marketing, and management strategies, and in how they conduct themselves with agents, managers, and casting directors. His clients have landed Broadway roles, booked major television shows, and signed with top agencies.

Martin’s long term goal is to end the cliche of "The Starving Artist."

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Breonna Taylor Justice Will Be Served The Emmys & the Social Dilemma S2 E3

Breonna Taylor Justice Will Be Served The Emmys & the Social Dilemma S2 E3

September 22, 2020

First Day of Autumn New single release today!  Breonna Taylor Justice Will Be Served with healing frequencies in collaboration with Subtle Energy 639 Hz - 639 Hz fosters forgiveness, peace, and love in the relationships as well as stimulates the higher heart chakra. 639 Hz re-connects and rebalances your relationships.  The Social Dilemma, the Emmys, this episode is dedicated to Breonna Taylor and her mother Tanika Palmer.

Art Credits: Breonna Taylor’s mother @tamikalpalmer, Neon Pink CAJ. @newyorkermag  @carolitajohnson, Mural by @winkart501 via littlerock_streetcult, Opinion illustration by Lyne Lucien/Getty @thedailybeast via @iamsophianelson

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One step at a time, let’s DO THIS….Drop a comment, what steps are you going to take today, right now to forgive someone?  Write in the comments below what you feel on this important topic?  

Senegal Artist on Social Justice and Spirituality with Ali Senegali S2 EP2

Senegal Artist on Social Justice and Spirituality with Ali Senegali S2 EP2

September 15, 2020

Shadow work, have you heard of it?

In this brilliant impactful episode, artist Ali Senegali and I dive deep on shadow work, converse about his roots in Senegal, Africa.  We share world lockdown stories, spiritual leaders, social justice, agriculture, education, and filming in Senegal. Ali is a conscious music artist who shares his story on economics and racial issues in America.  Ali is a big believer in acting from your deepest self and love.  

Albouri Ndiaye was born in Brooklyn, NY. Ali moved to Senegal at the age of 7 to go to a French boarding school. Ali came back every summer to the US and then return to school in Senegal for the academic year.

Attended Michigan State with the goal of becoming an economist. Ali then went to Auburn in Alabama to pursue a PhD in Economics.  During his time he began to feel unsure about his path and Ali was beginning to feel like he wanted to live a more creative life and that perhaps the path he was following was not his own and was instead a reflection of his dad’s dreams. Ali is a budding artist whose medium is both in the areas of music and film.

The song is by Ali Senegali and the title is the Sun'll Rise in Da Mornin

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Flawless with Tom Lawless VOX Inc. - Voiceover Agency - Season 2 ep1

Flawless with Tom Lawless VOX Inc. - Voiceover Agency - Season 2 ep1

September 8, 2020

Tom graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Finance. Tom started out as an assistant in the voiceover department at TGI (Talent Group, Inc.) in 1999. Tom worked his way up and became an agent late in 2000 and helped start up VOX, Inc. in 2002 with owner Wes Stevens. Over the years he's helped build and strengthen VOX in all areas of voiceover and is now President of VOX and a partner. Tom grew up in Duxbury, MA, and lives in Los Angeles.  In this mind-blowing episode, we get into the nitty-gritty of the voiceover industry.  We chat about the freedom of acting, work-flow, guidelines, giving it your own spin to be a little different to capture the attention of the people hiring talent.  We also chat about the importance of building relationships, some really cool VO bookings such as booking John Dimaggio in Penguin of Madagascar TV show, Craig T Nelson in the animation film Incredibles 2, and Ed Asner in the movie UP, by the way, is one of Tom's all-time favorite animation films!  Are you excited yet?  Let's dive in! 

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Harmonic Convergence with Author & Expert Host Billy Carson of 4biddenKnowledge EP 23

Harmonic Convergence with Author & Expert Host Billy Carson of 4biddenKnowledge EP 23

July 7, 2020

The Harmonic Convergence is the name given to the world's first synchronized global peace meditation, which occurred in August 1987. This event also closely coincided with an exceptional alignment of planets in the Solar System.  Join The Harmonic Convergence 2020 happening now, a 10-day global live stream and Collective Contact broadcast focused on cultivating inner peaceglobal unification, and inspired collective action. Featuring indigenous elders, evolutionary and spiritual leaders, ancient history scholars, extraterrestrial researchers, and musicians, each day includes meditations and talks. The intention is to help humanity take another step towards realizing our intrinsic connection with all life and our role as planetary stewards within a larger universal community. Featured guest speaker at the Harmonic Convergence 2020, Billy Carson is the author of 'The Compendium of The Emerald Tablets.' Carson is also an expert host of Deep Space, the new original streaming series by Gaia.  Carson is also an expert host on Gaia's original series, Ancient Civilizations.  Billy Carson has combined forces with the top anomaly hunters in the world to form the United Family Of Anomaly Hunters (UFAH). Their mission is to provide enough evidence of past and present life on Earth, and other celestial bodies inside our own solar system, of technologies being used along with their potential origins. Billy Carson is also the CEO of First Class Space Agency based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Carson's space agency is involved in research and development of alternative propulsion systems and zero-point energy devices.  We also chat about Carson’s artists who are signed to his conscious music label Pantheon Elite Records.

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No Justice No Peace Race & Storytelling with VO Talent & Musical Guest Nicky Scorpio EP 22

No Justice No Peace Race & Storytelling with VO Talent & Musical Guest Nicky Scorpio EP 22

June 23, 2020

Happy Summer!  In this episode, I share with you ONE TRIBE and how you can be a part!  Race and Storytelling Youtube event with David White, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director along with powerful beings in the Entertainment Industry.  The National Arts Club hosted the Art of Voiceover, it was a really insightful chat with the famous Dee Bradley Baker!  Gratefully Nicky Scorpio came on and shared with us his new song “No Justice, No Peace”  It’s an empowering episode you do not want to miss!   Lastly, I have a new monthly Creative Newsletter please sign up on my website CHONACAS 

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Legends in the Music Industry with Joey Williams

Legends in the Music Industry with Joey Williams

June 16, 2020

Joey Williams is my dear friend and I am honored to share his journey with you thus far.  Williams is apart of the legendary band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and also serves as the musical director.  Joey Williams has toured around the world several times, has 5 Grammy’s, and a Life Time Achievement award that was presented to him by the legendary Jimmy Jam

Performed at the Grammy’s with Kayne West, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Outkast, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, and Earth Wind and Fire.  

Joey Williams and the Blind Boys of Alabama have performed for three Presidents’ at the White House.  George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

Williams talks to us about tour life, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Eric Clapton’s yearly festival Crossroads.    

We chat about creating music for Hollywood films such as Disney’s Brother Bear,  Universal’s HOP, and Tyler Perry’s films, being on set and movie premieres!

Williams has been on Late Night/Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Colbert Report with Steven Colbert

Joey shares with us about moral boundaries and protecting your gift.  This legendary musical episode will surely entertain and inspire you.

Oh, Joey shares with us his experience of jamming with the one and only Prince in Los Angeles at the famous Knitting Factory

 

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