Episode 64. It Takes A Village To Hold You Down ft. Janita "JJ" Jones

YO!!!! It's a special episode we're releasing early because their is some time sensitive material up in here! Janita "JJ" Jones returns to the Village to drop some inspiration and to update us on what she has coming up! Listen carefully and support our girl because #ItTakesAVillage

Episode 63. It Takes A Village To Love ft. Lorna Bracken Baxter

Not to be defined by one style, Lorna B’s own personal art of music is a blend of Smooth, Standard, Improvisational Jazz, Soul, Blues and Pop arranged with a Jazz flare. Lorna's training started early at age 3 under the guidance of her father, one of Portland Oregon’s greatest jazz legends, composer & arranger for Billy Eckstine, pianist Warren Bracken . Her father’s contributions in Jazz, Bebop, and Blues as well as exposure to other jazz greats of the time, influenced her to start on her own musical journey. In her youth, her vocal strengths were noticed and led her to be selected as the only child of an all adult choir where she sang from age 12 to 18. Lorna moved out of state and later, out of country to Canada for 14 years. While there she worked on some music projects with other artists. Since returning to her home state of Oregon, her music projects were working with her group, the Lorna B Band playing Pop, Soul Funk & Blues. Lorna has now has come full circle and is showcasing her roots in Jazz, by way of her skills in her unique style and naturally seasoned vocal sound.

Episode 62. It Takes A Village and it's MAARQUII's House

What happens when MAARQUII takes over as co--host? A whole lotta jokes, vulnerability, and honest talk!

Episode 61. It Takes A Village To Raise An Empowering Generation ft. Masyn Wade

It’s in your best interest to tune in to our newest episode, available on iTunes and Spotify, today to listen to Masyn Wade tell his story and experience the genius he’s become/becoming. Growth is a gift and that’s not something lost on this impactful guest. We’re fucking #blessed to have this young entrepreneur on our show this week! So turn UP your motherfuckin ears this week and LEARN SOMETHING FROM THIS!

Episode 60. It Takes A Village To Bounce Back

Hey Vibers! We know we missed a week, but we're back and ON IT. Tune in and turn up on Spotify or ApplePodcasts-- Kayla and Brit are discussing what's going on in the village and what work it's taking to keep shit movin'. Enjoy and share your thoughts with us in the DMs or through email because #ITTAKESAVILLAGE ! Love you all!

Episode 59. It Takes A Village To Eat All The Snacks ft. Liz Wendt

Episode 57. It Takes A Village To Know When Ya Gotta Go ft. Carlos The Roller Blader

Hey Vibers! We're hittin' it hard with the guests this time around. We want to make sure that we're staying rooted in the village! Our guest this week is the dopest of the dope, Carlos The Roller Blader! They're one of a kind and have graciously stopped by our village this week to kiki (do you love me?) and tell their story. Make sure to TURN IT UP on Spotify or Apple Podcasts and let us know how we're doing by rating because we're sensitive about our shyit! Thank you again, Carlos, for comin' thru to the show and thank you all for listening! #ittakesavillage

Episode 55. Live from My People's Market

We're officially off wedding hiatus! VillageVibesPodcast had an incredible opportunity this weekend to hear the stories of some amazing POC vendors at My People's Market. It's a long one but it's worth hearing the beautiful things folks are doing for their communities locally and at large. Please take a listen if you are at all invested in community, unity, or just hearing how someone is changing their corner of the world. Major ups to My People's Market, Y.G.B., The Printory, Travel Portland, Prosper Portland, and MercatusPDX. This week was the best representation of #ittakesavillage

Episode 53. Much Ado About Therapy

Hey friends! VillageVibes is back this week and we're doing our usual thing. Tune in this week for all the laughs and realness and find out why we really should be called VillageTherapy. If you like what you hear, please like/share/subscribe on our social media & on ApplePodcasts! We're trying to build a village and to do that, we need YOU! Why? Because everything we're doing, from creating and contributing to national conversations to sharing our own narratives TAKES A VILLAGE! 

Episode 52. Just Give Me A Damn Moment

This week, like most weeks, was a week of pure, unadulterated struggles. Brittain and Kayla were both gettin hit with L after L and then came to the podcast to let out alllll of the feelings. We may be off our game, but we're still funny af. There were possibly even a few gems... we don't know remember what they were, but hopefully something hits your spirit! We're talkin royal wedding, female rap, Kayla's whiteness, and Brittain's big realization about self lovery. Tune in, get those goodgood vibes, and like/share/subscribe! Make sure to peep Antonio's new segment, In Case You Were Wondering and catch the new ORIGINAL musical transitions biiiiish! Who else is out here with original music???! Love you all and NEVER FORGET-- It Takes A Village!