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Wayne J reggae star
There is a historic groundswell of youth activism today. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers rallied across the U.S. to end gun violence in the United States. Youth are standing up for what is right, showing adults that they have a lot to learn from them. In Jamaica, one teenager in particular is tearing up dance halls, while sending a message to his peers, his country and the whole world. By the time this issue comes out, Wayne J will have just celebrated his fifteenth birthday. But don’t let his ageRead More
THABO-Music
There’s a question that keeps coming up in the comments on Thabo’s music on YouTube, and that is: “Why don’t more people know about this?” The Zimbabwe-born Thabo’s name means joy in his mother tongue Ndebele. His songs unerringly target the heart of issues our world struggles with today, in heartfelt messages and an exquisite voice, wrapped in glorious grooves. We caught up with him at his home in Huddersfield, UK looking relaxed and exhilarated after his band’s recent UK tour with Seal. Parvati Magazine: You have a massive voice.Read More
Parvati-Voice-for-Change-MAPS
Parvati sat down with Cashbox Canada recently to discuss music, MAPS and making a difference. They graciously agreed to allow us to share part of the article here. Whether it is by working alongside the United Nations, convincing global leaders to shift to sustainability or touching the hearts of the world through the pop music mainstream, Parvati is the voice of change. Parvati sings and produces lushly layered dance-pop music and electronic soundscapes, created in her Toronto-based studio. Her single “I Am Light”, released in 2016, boldly weaves sparkling lyricsRead More
Marcus & Jean Baylor - Jazz and R&B musicians
This month Parvati Magazine spoke with husband and wife jazz duo Marcus and Jean Baylor of The Baylor Project, about their Grammy nominated album “The Journey”, and their life together. Parvati Magazine: I love the name of your record label, Be A Light, which is fitting because this month’s issue is called The Light Within. What does Be A Light mean to you and your work? Jean Baylor: We are people of faith. A big part of who we are and what we try to put out in the worldRead More
In 1955 a movie called Blackboard Jungle used Bill Haley’s song Rock Around The Clock and music spread like wildfire through car radios into the ears and souls of the teen population. In 2017, the landscape is radically different. The teenagers of the rock n’ roll era are aging boomers today. There is so much on offer that today’s young consumers take it for granted. Spotify alone boasts about 10,000 to 30,000 new songs per day. Gaining the mass cultural influence wielded by Rock Around the Clock is a farRead More
Musical artists that have been in the pop machine for two decades risk running out of things to say. But that doesn’t seem to be a problem for Beck. His new record Colors has so much going on that he could have titled it Technicolor. It leads off with the title track – a positive, light, playful and totally colourful blend of sparkles and synths and beats. He sings “All my colors, see the colors, make the colors, feel the colors. Tell me, do you feel alive?” This record marksRead More
This modern world is so fast-paced, we have become conditioned to expect instant gratification. If a website does not load in two seconds we move on. If a song does not grab our attention in the first few bars, we skip to the next. If the news doesn’t capture our attention, we flip the channel. Conversely, there is nothing fast about The National. They started releasing albums in 2001 and it’s been a slow build. They started to find their way to the charts almost nine years later with theRead More
We live in an age where people’s attention is the most valued currency. Amidst the constant noise of sound bites, video memes and text bites it’s not easy for any band to hold attention for long. So how does a band that has been off the radar for over four years manage to do it? For James Murphy, and his band LCD Soundsystem, it seems effortless. After a vocal retirement four years ago, LCD Soundsystem is back with a new album, an arena tour and plenty of buzz. When askedRead More
Image credit: Concepción Studios My relationship with Belle and Sebastian goes back to a rainy Edinburgh spring day in 1996. Out doing some record shopping, I followed a cobblestone backstreet to a bustling little shop whose display of local bands caught my eye. I was drawn to a monochrome picture of a young woman nursing a stuffed tiger in a bathtub. This was the cover for Tigermilk, their debut album. When I got back to my brother’s house and popped the CD into my CD Walkman, it was love atRead More
Bestselling author Deepak Chopra recently teamed up with Grammy winners Paul Avgerinos and Kabir Sehgal (also a bestselling author) to create an artistic project around immigration. HOME: Where Everyone is Welcome combines poetry and music in a heartfelt portrayal of the immigrant experience in America. Parvati Magazine’s music editor Rishi Deva spoke with the three artists about their collaboration. Parvati Magazine: Who came up with the idea to write a book of poetry about inspiring immigrants in America? Paul Avgerinos: Not only are the three of us immigrants or theRead More