Episode 48 – BIPOC Musical Artists Showcase

Volume 1: Petrichor

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Today we play for you the entirety of our first musical compilation album, entitled Volume 1: Petrichor, from our BIPOC Music Series. The collection encapsulates all the glorious highs and the searing lows of navigating the world as an empathetic, curious individual. The works contained in this volume — from mournful piano compositions, dazzling spoken word, spellbinding vocal layered-songs, to beautiful instrumentals — express the intricacies of being an artist of color in a too-often indifferent world; and like the scent that lingers long after the downpour, these masterpieces ask you to sit awhile, to close your eyes, to pay attention. Album musical artists: San PaloWhitney & The Saying GoesStephanie Henry, Tony Tennyson, whenthecitysleepsChromicBeezy MontanaMallika VieAnnah SidiguEki SholaSamantha Pearl, and Jinnat

We are currently open for submissions to the music series and are working on our second musical compilation album, so head on over to TheNasiona.com and submit!
 
Thank you to Aicha Martine Thiam for co-producing the album and BIPOC Music Series with me. We can’t wait to show you what else we have in store for volume two. Come back and listen to our next episode on Monday, April 26th, to get a glimpse at our second volume, where we will showcase the world premier of Tre. Charles‘s debut single, “Stressing,” and make sure to also go to the website to read the interview and watch the music video.

Jinnat

TRACK: “Enlight

BIO / INTERVIEW

San Palo

TRACKS: “Rainy Day,” “Fall,” & “Try

BIO / INTERVIEW

Isabella Fong

TRACKS: “For Emma” & “The Rain

BIO / INTERVIEW

Samantha Pearl

Chromic

Annah Sidigu

Tony Tennyson

TRACK: “Beat of the Tye

BIO

Beezy Montana

TRACK: “Hail Mary

BIO

ALBUM PRODUCERS

Aïcha Martine Thiam
Julián Esteban Torres López

HOSTS

Julián Esteban Torres López (he/him/his/él) is a bilingual, Colombia-born culture architect with Afro-Euro-Indigenous roots. For two decades, Julián has studied systems of oppression and has worked toward humanizing those who have been socially, politically, and geographically excluded from the hierarchies of power by centering, elevating, and amplifying their voices, experiences, and histories. He is the founder of the social justice storytelling organization The Nasiona, where he also hosts and produces The Nasiona Podcast. He’s a Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions nominee, a Trilogy Award in Short Fiction finalist, and the author of Marx’s Humanism and Its Limits and Reporting On Colombia. His work appears in  PANK MagazineInto the Void MagazineThe Acentos Review, among others. Julián holds a bachelor’s in philosophy and in communication and a master’s in justice studies from the University of New Hampshire and was a Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, where he focused on political science and Latin American studies.

Aïcha Martine Thiam is a trilingual writer, musician and artist of color, and might have been a kraken in a past life. She’s an Editor at Reckoning Press, EIC/Producer/Creative Director of The Nasiona, and a two-time Best of the Net nominee. Her collection AT SEA, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Kingdoms in the Wild Poetry Prize, is forthcoming with CLASH BOOKS. Some words found or forthcoming in: Déraciné, The Rumpus, Moonchild Magazine, Marías at Sampaguitas, Luna Luna, Bright Wall/Dark Room, Pussy Magic, South Broadway Ghost SocietyGone Lawn, Boston Accent Lit, Anti-Heroin Chic, Cosmonauts Avenue, Tenderness Lit.

Submit to the series

Music has always told stories that are as powerful, as moving as personal essays, and we at The Nasiona want to honor that tradition. For this new music series, we seek submissions of songs that align with our vision of centering, elevating, and amplifying Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and shedding light on neglected experiences.

Whether you record your music professionally, or whether you have gone the DIY way throughout; whether you are an emerging indie artist, or have never released a song; or whether you have simply felt overlooked by the mainstream musical landscape: we believe in your voice, and we want your work. 

Tell us about growing up as a third culture kid, about living through trauma, about being misgendered, about slice-of-life instances of resolution. Tell us about your elations, your sorrows, your moments of quiet tenacity, your rallying cries of rage. Send us a song (or two, or three!) that tells a story, whether in words or through instrumentals. If it matters to you, it deserves a platform.

All genres and languages are welcome. If you identify as BIPOC, we want to showcase your work and profile you.

We can’t wait to listen to your work and consider it for publication in either our online magazine or podcast, or both!

Note that we are here to uplift you. You keep all the rights to your work.

The Nasiona Podcast amplifies the voices and experiences of the marginalized, undervalued, overlooked, silenced, and forgotten, as well as gives you a glimpse into Othered worlds. We focus on stories that explore the spectrum of human experiencesstories based on facts, truth-seeking, human concerns, real events, and real people, with a personal touch. From liminal lives to the marginalized, and everything in between, we believe that the subjective can offer its own reality and reveal truths some facts can’t discover. Hosted, edited, and produced by Julián Esteban Torres López

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Thank you to Aïcha Martine Thiam for co-producing the Music Series component of the episode, and to Samantha Pearl for being our first musical guest.

Original music for The Nasiona Podcast was produced by the Grammy Award-winning team of Joe Sparkman and Marcus Allen, aka The Heavyweights.
Joe Sparkman: Twitter + Instagram. Marcus Allen: Twitter + Instagram.

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