#TBT – REWIND with Araceli Avionn – Engage, Excite and Empower

#TBT – REWIND with Araceli Avionn – Engage, Excite and Empower

Happy throwback Thursday did you miss the show with Araceli Avionn well here is your chance to watch it again. In this episode, Araceli and I discuss African-American women in Corporate America, Emotional Intelligence and more.

Araceli Avionn is a motivated leader whom mentors, coaches, and empowers others to create and obtain goals in their personal and professional lives. Her mission is to “Engage, Excite, Empower” others by utilizing her personal skillset and life lessons to reach greater heights in education and leadership.

Araceli earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Houston, a Master of Business Administration from The Institute of Florida Technology and a Certification of Professional in Human Resources from HR Certification Institute. Upon graduating from the University of Houston in 2009, Araceli began her career managing in retail logistics distribution, relocating to Nashville, Tennessee for one year and ultimately find her way back to Houston to build her career in leadership.  While balancing a career and motherhood, she has transitioned into senior leadership roles within the Logistics and Manufacturing field.  Her love and passion for leading, teaching and mentoring helped to guide her to a path of following her dream of becoming an Adjunct Professor for the University of Houston Downtown. The transition allowed her to empower not only the leaders in the current workforce but inspire individuals whom are finding their passion within school and working towards building a career. 

Araceli is the proud mom of an eight-year-old son Aidan, the light in her life. She and her son love to travel the world together to which they pick a new location to share for their birthdays. One of their favorite things to do is, try new restaurants.

Araceli has been awarded in corporate leadership as a “High Performer in Leadership” amongst Senior Leaders.  She has also received the “Above and Beyond Achievement Award” for the leadership and development of her teams. An “Innovation Award” was also present to Araceli which highlights process and leadership improvements to which she has implemented

New video – What does J’ai mean in French?

New video – What does J’ai mean in French?

Salut le monde ça va? 😜 Here is the video I promised describing how to use J’ai to talk about yourself.

French Phrase of the Day – J’ai

French Phrase of the Day – J’ai

“J’ai” yes that is the phrase today it means “I have”. As you can tell, it can be used a variety of ways to describe yourself. Tonight I’m going to drop a video showing you how you can use the phrase to talk about yourself. If you learned something new go ahead and give us a follow, reshare or like.

Meet Big Xodia – Houston’s Fastest Rapper

Meet Big Xodia – Houston’s Fastest Rapper

Big Xodia is a rapper that harnesses multiple genres to portray his message using melodic riffs and harmony. Big Xodia gets his name from the Egyptian God card from Yu-Gi-Oh definitely a force to be reckoned with 🔥🔥🔥 @chrizvoice

Trailer alert – Big Xodia | Faster Rapper in Houston

Trailer alert – Big Xodia | Faster Rapper in Houston

Big Xodia joins the show and gives us a verse live on the show click below to hear him. Full episode drops tomorrow 7 pm cst.

Meet The Houston Afro Creole Music Festival

Meet The Houston Afro Creole Music Festival

Glen from The Houston Afro Creole Music Festival is back again this year and you don’t want to miss it. Saturday October 2nd from 3 till you will be able to experience some of the best Caribbean Artist out now – from zouk to zydeco and everything in between and around it, taking a selfie from this event will be a vibe 🔥 Some of the Artist will be: Asa Bantan, Teddyson John, TJ Project, Soulfiya, Demola The Violinist, Low Rider and J-Unit Band!!! If these stories resonate with you, like, subscribe and reshare…

Trailer – Did you know that October is considered Creole Culture Month?

Trailer – Did you know that October is considered Creole Culture Month?

I didn’t either. What about you? Glen from the Houston Afro-Creole Music Festival joins us to discuss this topic and so much more. The Houston Afro-Creole Music Festival (HACMF) is an LLC, incorporated in the state of Texas. They organize festivals and events which showcase cultures and genres of music from around the world. HACMF focus on the Creole aspect of the music and culture, but, invite other cultures to participate. It is their belief that there is much to learn when culture is shared. If these stories resonate with you, like, follow, reshare and leave us a comment below.

More can be found at : https://houstonafrocreolefest.com/

Here’s an oldie but a goodie…

Should we hold our vote hostage?

On #tbt here’s a video I did about holding our vote hostage – does this still resonate or are we just spinning our wheels when it comes to advocating for justice? Let me know… If these stories interest you then like, follow and re-share!!!

#HACMF – A brief bio

#HACMF – A brief bio

The Houston Afro-Creole Music Festival (HACMF) is an LLC, incorporated in the state of Texas. We organize festivals and events which showcase cultures and genres of music from around the world. We focus on the Creole aspect of the music and culture, but, invite other cultures to participate. It is our belief that there is much to learn when culture is shared. We want the world to experience the Creole savoir-faire through music, food, dance, arts, and culture. HACMF aims to unite the Creole culture of Africa, North & South America, the Caribbean islands and Europe.

HACMF will host the Afro-Creole Festival annually during the first weekend of October. It is a two-day event which includes the Afro-Creole Concert and Creole on the Ranch. Each event will feature various artists, bands, and deejays from several countries and genres of music. Multiple vendors and sponsors will have their products on display and available for purchase. More events are expected to be added later.

More can be found here: https://houstonafrocreolefest.com/

Interview dropping soon 🔥

Coming up

Coming up – Houston Afro Creole Music Festival

I am really excited about this week’s guest – Jon organizer of @houstonafrocreolefest is going to be stopping by the show. The event takes place October 2nd with artist like @asabantan @teddysonjohn @demolaviolinist @junitbandhtx @low_rider_aka #soulfya 

Find out more at http://www.houstonafrocreolefest.com – Interview dropping this week

Here’s what you missed

Here’s what you missed…

Student loans to forgive ou pas

Throwback Thursday – Student Loan Forgiveness

The Biden administration is expected to extend payment pause for student loan borrowers through August 2022. This would be the sixth extension of the pandemic-era relief policy staying loan payments for the tens of millions of Americans with student debt. Check out the episode for more…

Did you miss it? Learn some French…

Did you miss it? Learn some French…

Check out a snippet from the show I show you how to use Je Suis to describe yourself in French. I hope you like it – if you do then go ahead and subscribe, like and re-share!!! Merci beaucoup 🤩

Full episode available here: https://bit.ly/3nGN9Fi 

New episode – How to describe yourself in French using Je Suis

🚨 New episode – How to describe yourself in French 🚨

Yes you read that correctly I do speak French and I’m going to teach you how to do it yourself. New videos will come out every other week so twice a month and this is not meant to be a virtual classroom so if that is what you’re looking for then look somewhere else haha

So this video is going to talk about Je suis which means I am or I’m in French. You pronounce it like “zhuh swee” it’s a really easy phrase to say. The cool thing is that you can use those two words to describe yourself in so many ways it’s unreal. Use the website http://www.wordreference.com and try to describe yourself in 7 different ways. Leave a comment below and show us what you can do!!! Enjoy 🔥 ⚡️ 🇫🇷

Throw Back Thursday – Does the USA have a gun problem?

Throw Back Thursday – Does the USA have a gun problem?

REplay!!! Did you miss it? Well catch the trailer below!

Tell us what you think – Does the United States of America have a gun problem??? Full episode available here: https://bit.ly/3tAWKP1

Review: Thelonious Monk’s Advice for Musicians

Review: Thelonious Monk’s Advice for Musicians

Check out this article on Thelonious Monk the link is below and tell me what you think. For those who don’t know Thelonious Monk is a one of jazz’s greatest. The jazz pianist and keyboardist would go on to create a unique style no one could imitate or recreate. Playing during the heyday of jazz, Monk would produce hits like “Round Midnight, Straight No Chaser, and Blue Monk” to name a few. Some would call him the GOAT!!! You can find the original article at faroutmagazine.co.uk a Media and News Company out of the UK.

During a jam session Thelonious dictates 25 pieces of advice for the musically talented:

  • Just because you’re not a drummer, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to keep time. = Yes this is why it’s always best to practice with a metronome. One suggestion could be to slow it down and then speed up but challenge yourself.
  • You’ve got to dig it to dig it, you dig? – Yes you have to be having fun too when you play or when you do anything.
  • Always know – Yes! People have often said, “If you mess up just keep going no one will notice.”, and there you have it even Monk knew it.  
  • Stay in shape! Sometimes a musician waits for a gig & when it comes, he’s out of shape & can’t make it. = Facts – You can’t let it happen. You have to stay ready.  
  • Whatever you think can’t be done, somebody will come along & do it. A genius is the one most like himself. – This screams confidence to me!!!

I love jazz when I think of my favorite artist in this genre Thelonious Monk is at the top. Tell us what you think. Leave us a comment, like, re-share if these stories resonate with you.

Article available at : https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/thelonious-monk-25-handwritten-tips-for-musicians/

Here’s an oldie but a goodie

Here’s an oldie but a goodie

Happy Labor Day!!! I pulled this one from the vault and it’s definitely a goodie. If you like conversations about jazz, blues, bands and songs that make you feel good click below. I discuss my influences, genres I prefer and other gems you might not know about me. Hey if you like coming to this channel please consider subscribing and resharing 🔥

God Body Bingo stops by to discuss new album

God Body Bingo stops by to discuss new album

God Body. God With Me. God In Me. That’s the first thing you see when you land on his Instagram profile. Growing up in the Bible Belt, God Body Bingo, was undoubtedly immersed in the Christian culture, church and traditions and uses these experiences to propel the narrative in his new album “Off The Books” available on major music streaming platforms such as Apple and iTunes. In the video the Rapper proposes that rap is gospel music pushing people out of their comfort zones and forcing them to confront the realities of lived experiences. What are your thoughts? Is there another way of thinking? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know.

If these stories resonate with you – like, subscribe, re-share and support financially by clicking on the page “Your Support Matters” !!!

Trailer alert – Could rap and hip/hop be considered a form of gospel music?

God Body Bingo stops by to discuss the intersection of faith and music…

Click below and hear what God Body Bingo thinks about the blending of genres. Are we already there? Can people from different perspectives come together? Do you cast stones? Join the discussion – if these stories resonate with you then consider a like, subscribe, re-share!!!

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