Kaycee Rice is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Dancer recommendation:

Kaycee Rice (dancer) “Truth Grrrl”

You can check out Kaycee Rice on her Facebook and purchase sum of her Weirdo Apparel at: https://www.facebook.com/KayceeRiceOfficial/

The Kaycee Rice “Best Solo Dances 2017” is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Nice Hat Kaycee Rice (at age 13) *note how far ahead of her time she was!

 

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a Girl Power Academy Dance series recommendation and Why You All Should Dance:

“Cleaning Out My Closet” (Dance Mix Cassettes) photo by K. J. Legry

I recently met a man who could not, would not 

shake my hand for fear of touching my skin, and the way it would make his wife feel; 

he said, 

he was naturally aroused, which wasn’t cool.
Respectfully, he insisted 
he’d teach his male fellowship
how not to dance.
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The A Guy Called Gerald featuring Louise Rhodes “Humanity” (Love and Compassion) Music audio is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

A Guy Called Gerald “Humanity” LYRICS:
These days I find
I’m wasting my time
On all the little things
That shouldn’t concern me
Weighing my heart
With such confused emotion
Letting anxiousness in
Where peace should prevail
It’s just my humanity
Getting the better of me
It’s just my humanity
Getting the better, getting the better of me
I’ve been working on it
Just trying and working on it
Knowing the soul to be lighter
If I could just shed this weight
Or just carry this weight
Without objection
So weight become lightness
And light becomes weightless
It’s just my humanity
Getting the better of me
It’s just my humanity
Getting the better, getting the better of me
I’m lifting
The lid off
Eventually
Holding my head up
And clarity
Where once there was proud
I know this place
And smile inside
Ooooh it’s just my humanity
Getting the better of me
It’s just my humanity
Getting the better, getting the better of me
It’s just my humanity
Getting the better, getting the better of me
Getting the better, getting the better (getting the better), getting the better of me
It’s just my humanity
Getting the better, getting the better of me
Songwriters: Gerald Simpson / Louise Ann Rhodes
Humanity lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Rumi
The Dancing Cry Of The Soul
Love is the dancing cry of the soul, calling the body to worship
Like a shining whirlpool, or a spinning mayfly
So is love among the skies.I leap across the mountaintops, madly singing the song of all songs
I float through the ether, intoxicated, thrilled
I think only of your love, your calling to me
And I dance the thousand dances of love, all returning to you.It is not the play of children, nor the detached unity of wise sages
Unreal! Unnecessary!
Where is the beauty?When I, like a glowing comet, may flash around your sun
Laughing, singing, with the joy of loving you!Wine makes drunk the mind and body
But it is love which thrills the soul
When I approach you, I feel the mad pounding of love
The singing wonder
The joy which opens blossoms on the trees of the world.Come to me, and I shall dance with you
In the temples, on the beaches, through the crowded streets
Be you man or woman, plant or animal, slave or free
I shall show you the brilliant crystal fires, shining within
I shall show you the beauty deep within your soul
I shall show the path beyond Heaven.Only dance, and your illusions will blow in the wind
Dance, and make joyous the love around you
Dance, and your veils which hide the Light
Shall swirl in a heap at your feet.

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The Stefflon Don – 16 Shots – Choreography by Tricia Miranda Filmed by Tim Milgram @ the T.Milly TV Masterclass Series Dancers: Taylor Thomas, Kaycee Rice, Will Simmons, Gabe DeGuzman, Sean Lew, Jay Hancock, & Josh Price is being posted here for the phenomenal Dance (a Girl Power Academy LOVES Kaycee Rice a.k.a. Truth Grrrrl) and for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Watch more groups: https://youtu.be/9HGLWeWbckw

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The Thievery Corporation (full audio album) “Radio Retaliation”
is being posted here for the infinite love of Rob Garza and for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
Tracklist:
Sound The Alarm 0:00;
Mandala 3:40;
Radio Retaliation 7:41;
Vampires 11:08;
Hare Krishna 16:06;
El Pueblo Unido 19:41;
(The Forgotten People) 23:10;
33 Degree 26:21;
Beautiful Drug 30:09;
La Femme Parallel 33:36;
Retaliation Suite 38:06;
The Numbers Game 40:59;
The Shining Path 44:03;
Blasting Through the City 47:41;
Sweet Tides 51:15

“A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having.” ~Emma Goldman, Preacher of Anarchy

The above album by Thievery Corporation “Radio Retaliation” is being posted here for NO Commercial Purposes.

Bishop Briggs, Galen Hooks, and Tim Milgram are a (Girl Power Academy) featured Music, Dance, and Film recommendation:

Bishop Briggs

Performing has been Bishop Briggs‘ passion since she was 4, when her family relocated from London to Tokyo; her father was an entrepreneur whom she secretly believed was an international spy. She was ruling karaoke lounges before she started kindergarten. “It’s a rite of passage that when you [move to] Japan, you go to a karaoke bar the minute you land,” she says.

Piano lessons and a Tokyo children’s gospel choir helped Briggs learn about harmony. She received vocal coaching as a 10th birthday gift after her family moved again, to Hong Kong. Briggs credits their record collection for connecting her to Western music, as well as having the most influence on her sound, particularly acts like Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. “These singers always sounded as if they were on the edge of tears, or rage,” she says.

When Briggs moved to Los Angeles to study vocal performance at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, she began singing at bars like the now shuttered Room 5 Lounge multiple times a week. Eventually she was discovered at a gig by former Interscope A&R rep George Robertson, who linked her with producers Mark Jackson and Ian Brendon Scott. The bluesy anthem “River” was written at their first session. Briggs sat in her car afterward, listened to the voice memo and began crying, feeling she was finally going to be heard.

(~excerpts by Claire LobenfeldThis article originally appeared in the April 15 Issue of Billboard. )

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The Bishop Briggs “River” (music audio) Galen Hooks (dance choreography) Tim Milgram (film) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Dancers: Galen Hooks, Nicole Kirkland, Porcia Hendrix, Jackie Ramos, Lindsay Taylor, Maya Hassin, Melany Centeno, Stevie Doré

Bonus Groups: https://youtu.be/OLtdj-DGM8o

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Bishop Briggs “River” LYRICS:

Like a river, like a river, sh-
Like a river, like a river, sh-
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

How do we fall in love
Harder than a bullet could hit ya?
How do we fall apart
Faster than a hair pin trigger?

Don’t you say, don’t you say it
Don’t say, don’t you say it
One breath, it’ll just break it
So shut your mouth and run me like a river

Shut your mouth, baby stand and deliver
Holy hands, oh they make me a sinner
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Choke this love till the veins start to shiver
One last breath till the tears start to wither
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Tales of an endless heart
Curses is the fool who’s willing
Can’t change the way we are
One kiss away from killing

Don’t you say, don’t you say it
Don’t say, don’t you say it
One breath it’ll just break it
So shut your mouth and run me like a river

Shut your mouth, baby stand and deliver
Holy hands, ooh they make me a sinner
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Choke this love till the veins start to shiver
One last breath till the tears start to wither
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Like a river, like a river, (oh oh oh)
Like a river, like a river, (ooh-oh-oh)
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Hey, oh oh oh
Hey, oh oh oh (like a river)
Hey, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh (like a river)

Like a river

Shut your mouth baby stand and deliver (stand and deliver)(like a river, like a river)
Holy hands, oh they make me a sinner (make me a sinner)(like a river, like a river)
Like a river, like a river (like a river)
Shut your mouth and run me like a river (and run me like a river)

Choke this love till the veins start to shiver (start to shiver)(like a river, like a river)
One last breath till the tears start to wither (oh oh)
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Written by Ian Brendon Scott, Mark A. Jackson, Sarah Grace Mclaughlin • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Joan Henry is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Earth Song Carrier recommendation:

Joan Henry, Song Carrier

My folks have told me I have been singing my whole life. From the time I was very small, no matter what I was doing or feeling, I sang it out. That’s what they tell me. I can remember jumping up in a first grade classroom and singing out because I saw my mother out in the hallway, looking in. So no matter if I was happy or sad, whatever I was doing I sang it out. I remember hearing songs in the leaves of the trees, and singing along or singing back to them as I hid with my bow waiting to pounce on unsuspecting people below.

My grandmother recognized me right away, and she said I would be a singer. As a teen I remember elders coming and looking for me, as if they were expecting me. They would say: “that one, the little one with the voice”. It seemed like I never really had friends my own age because I was always hanging out with the adults. Folks would sing songs to me, and then ask me to sing them back to them, and that’s how I learned. To me, I was just hanging out with these elders, and it was awhile before I realized they were teaching me all these songs. We just sang together. When I think about it, that’s the heart of oral tradition, because you can’t communicate pitch, tone, sound, timbre, feeling, intention on flat paper.

Through song they were teaching me moments, experiences, an environment that is spherical, vibrational— not static. They were waking up my original memory, the knowledge in my cells of experiencing Mother Earth all around us, of experiencing my relationship with everything that is alive. And make no mistake: everything is alive…

Where I’ve come to is the place of carrying these songs – all songs, no matter where they come from – in a good way, so that they can be sung whenever they are needed. That’s what Kanogisgi or “Song Carrier” means. It also makes you responsible to wherever a song is from and means you have to be available when that song needs to be sung. A lot of elders put a lot of time and energy into me; I have to honor that. So I’d say that I’ve come to a place now of focusing on moving the songs out into the world, and listening for the ones that  are emerging at this time, in order to bring them forth, eh? –because the Songs thread the people together, to one another and to the Earth. Songs make a living web. (~Joan Henry)

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The Joan Henry “Alligator Dance” (music dance video documentary) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Joan Henry, at her Blue Deer Center Concert, teaches the Alligator Dance to attendees. The Alligator Dance, as Joan explains, teaches the power of relationship, and is an example of native american call-and-response social dancing.

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The Joan Henry “Heart and Mind” (music video documentary) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Ms. Henry is both hahesh’kah (lead drummer) and dekanogisgi (traditional song-carrier), and a Native Women’s Traditional dancer. Encouraged by her elders, she founded acclaimed traditional drum group Mothers of Nations Singers & Dancers (later known as Sky Woman Singers) — the first women’s drum ever invited to the National Native American Veterans Powwow in Washington DC and the first to preside at Indigenous Peoples’ Day Opening Ceremonies for the United Nations — where Ms. Henry has since presented on healing & spirituality among First Nations women and offered opening prayers & song for the International Day of Peace and the World Indigenous Forum. Here she tell a wonderful story about coyote.

Please visit the Girl Power Academy post featuring:

Our Children’s Trust, Environmental Law, and Coyote Songs

Big Freedia is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Queen of Bounce recommendation:

photo: Big Freedia, Just Be Free (album cover)

BIO: Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music. A vibrant twist on hip-hop, Bounce music is characterized by call-and-response lyrics over rapid-fire beats and booty-shaking.

In 2015, Big Freedia penned her first memoir, Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! on Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster.

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The Big Freedia & Diplo & DJ Snake “Drop” (music video) are being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

http://www.bigfreedia.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bigfreedia https://www.twitter.com/bigfreedia https://www.instagram.com/bigfreedia https://www.soundcloud.com/bigfreedia

Copyright (C) 2015 Big Freedia, Diplo, DJ Snake.

Sevdaliza is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Artist/Musician recommendation…

Sevdaliza (photo still) from the video “Human”

“By the time I was 16, I left home. When you get thrown into a big world like that, it’s not simple — you either survive or you don’t.”

Rotterdam’s Sevdaliza made her debut with The Suspended Kid. In many ways, the EP is about survival, and the unusual shape her life has taken in the last decade. “The title is how people responded to me in social situations,” she says. “I realized that those things that deflect me from social situations — not getting along with your coach or your boss or whatever — it made me realize I had to chose a different path.” For most of her life, her path was very different from the one she’s on now.

Born in Iran before her parents moved the family to the Netherlands, Sevdaliza left home at 16 on a basketball scholarship, eventually playing on the Dutch national team. “My world revolved around surviving,” she says. “When you plays sports on a high level it takes a lot of discipline, and because I wasn’t around my parents, it taught me how to survive.” She went to university, received her masters in communication and started working, but it wasn’t a good fit. “Very early on, I realized that it wasn’t the type life I had imagined for myself.”

“Doing professional sports, you’re forcing yourself to do better and to give more, and that becomes your way of doing things, but it doesn’t necessarily make you happy. You’re like a robot and you don’t know how to not do that,” she explains. “With music, I turned it around. I started following my feelings, and I had never felt something like this.” Not trained to read music or play instruments, she spent hours in the studio teaching herself how to sing and how to use Ableton, drawing on the reserve of discipline that drove her time in sports.

To read the complete interview and watch a selection of Sevadaliza’s videos go to: Fact Mag’s interview with Sevdaliza

The Sevdaliza “Human” (music video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

“Human” Lyrics

Nothing…

I am, I have
I breathe in and out
I own a heart
An ear and an eye
I’ve only been here one time

It’s passing me by
Been in and out
And in front of my judgmental eyes
My precious disguise
Business so cold
Can’t cope with my own
How to not fail

I am flesh, bones
I am skin, soul
I am human
Nothing more than human
I am sweat, flaws
I am veins, scars
I am human
Nothing more than human

I am flesh, bones
I am skin, soul
I am human
Nothing more than human

I am human
I am human

The Prairie View AMUniversity Marching Storm 2016 Drumline Battle is (a Girl Power Academy) featured recommendation…

Drumline Battle – PVAMU vs. AAMU (2016) video

The Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm under the direction of Dr. Tim Zachery. Follow The Storm’s social media pages for updates and information!

Here is our brand new website, everything from history, directors, auditions, scholarships, contact information is on there, make sure you check it out.http://www.pvmarchingstorm.com

The university’s official marching band is the Marching Storm and it is led by four drum majors. It supports the Delta Psi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi honorary band fraternity along with the Epsilon Psi chapter of Tau Beta Sigma honorary band sorority. During WWII the band’s men enlisted in the military, and the Marching Storm became known as the “Co-eds”, and was made up of exclusively female musicians. The “Co-eds” toured extensively throughout the US and the segregated south.
Past performances include President George W. Bush’s 2001 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C., the 2004 Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game, the Honda Battle of the BandsInvitational Showcase in Atlanta, Georgia and during the 2011 Super Bowl XLV halftime show with The Black eyed Pea’s. The marching band traveled to the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California and performed in the opening act in front of the grandstands for the world-wide television audience. In Summer 2009, the Marching Storm mourned the death of their leader, Professor George Edwards. Students affectionately referred to him as “Prof” and will forever be remembered in their hearts.
In 2012 the Marching Storm welcomed director Timmey Zachery. The Marching Storm was selected as the first halftime performance of the 2014 – 15 season for the Dallas Cowboys in the season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. By nationwide vote, the group played in the Honda Battle of the Bands 2016 invitation.
Black Foxes:
The Marching Storm is joined by the Black Foxes, the university majorette/dance line.
Prairie View A&M University, commonly abbreviated PVAMU or PV, is a historically black university (HBCU) located in Prairie View, Texas, United States (northwest of Houston). The University is a member of the Texas A&M University System. In 2016, PVAMU celebrated its 140th year.
The University offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors, 37 master’s degrees and four doctoral degree programs through eight colleges and the School of Architecture. PVAMU is one of the Texas land-grant universities. Founded in 1876, PVAMU is the 2nd oldest public university in the State of Texas, and is named an “institution of the first class” in the Texas Constitution. The University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Thurgood Marshall: (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court’s 96th justice and its first African-American justice.
Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a 1954 decision that ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional. He served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit after being appointed by President John F. Kennedy. He was appointed as the Solicitor General by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965. President Johnson nominated him to the United States Supreme Court in 1967 and he was approved by the Senate.

For more information of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund check out:

https://tmcf.org/about-us/who-we-are/justice-thurgood-marshall