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
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.
What happens when MAARQUII takes over as co--host? A whole lotta jokes, vulnerability, and honest talk!
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!
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
It's your favorite Podcast back in the full swing of things. This week we update you on where we've been, and what we've been up to which is getting hitched! Brittain and Kayla do some reflecting on the reality of this marriage thing. Get ready for some laughs and some reads. And if you have a moment, head on over to www.patreon.com/villagevibespodcast . If you are loving the work we do and want to help us reach some major goals we'd appreciate your support. Because at the end of the #Ittakesavillage
Yesterday I jumped off a very high cliff into the clearest water I have seen to date. To get to the top of the cliff, I had to climb a pretty steep and not so safe wall of rocks. I knew this was a risk but I encouraged myself to follow through with the climb. This was a risk, but in my truest of heart, I knew that I wouldn’t be living life to the fullest if I didn’t take the jump. I have taken risks my entire life, this had to easy right?. I made it to the top, and that in itself was major because I have always had difficulty with climbing. I was proud that I made it to the top. I peered over the cliff, and the jump that didn’t seem so high from the ground had revealed it’s true face. This was scary and higher than I assumed. The water was pristine, heavenly. I hesitated for a moment and thought “ I can’t do this”, but I also knew It would be much harder to climb down those rocks. I was nervous. There was encouragement from on lookers who directed me on exactly where in the water to jump. I paused a little longer questioning myself and just said to my self sweetly “Go” “Trust”. I took the jump and the feeling that overcame me as the ground left my feet frightened and exhilarated me. There was a moment where I felt a gamble going on between life and death as my shriek could be heard throughout the echoes of the river. I landed. The water was no longer cold. This wasn’t any ordinary experience this was something more. Almost baptismal. When I arose from the bottom of the river there were cheers. I could not believe I did it. I was renewed, I was clean, and clearer than ever that I cannot live life in the corners of my passions, my dreams, my hopes. I have to once again reach for what I know I need and deserve. I realized I am not being my truest self, and that my dreams, and passions are what guide me through this life and I need to follow them. I encourage you all to tackle your fears, take that risk, make that plunge into the unknown. You are capable and never alone. #ItTakesAVillage
Photo: Dudi Gavsievich
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
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!