Wednesday November 29, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with artist/painter Cristina Muñiz, certified Yoga therapist Theresa Goodman, writer/Riverfront Reading member Silvia Kofler, and the Wormwood Collective members.
Cristina Muñiz- Cristina Muñiz is a native to San Antonio, moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 2012 to finish her BFA at KCAI. In 2014, she was a recipient of the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency program. Muñiz has shown her paintings in several exhibitions across the country and recently exhibited work in a solo show at the Kiosk Galley. Due to health and economic situations Cristina returns to San Antonio but looks forward to return visits in KC.
Theresa Goodman is a Certified Yoga therapist and an artist. “I began yoga when I was 33 years old. I was in lots of pain and started with Yoga Asana. I instantly felt better and that lead me on to a healing path. I had no idea the journey it would lead me to years later. I attended many workshops with master teachers and different lineages. Yoga asana (postures) were all I had known and discovered a whole world of yoga traditions and practices. It was a way of life. In one workshop with Rama Vernon Jyot I found my voice. Singing mantras became a habit, I loved learning new invocations.”
“One of my first spiritual experiences was when I was a young child growing up Roman Catholic where they still sad the mass in Latin. The service moved me. It was years later when I would experience this once again at a Deva Primal (female vocalist who sings mantras) concert on the Plaza. I discovered music heals so I began to sing to my students. I then started to get several requests for my music recording and so here we are today.”
NAVA means nine in Sanskrit. I sing Nine Mantras on the album. The Gayatri Mantra is my own original version.
Silvia Kofler with Riverfront Readings- Sunday December 10 @2pm, Prospero’s Books 1800 W. 39th Street KCMO. Come join us! Read a seasonal poem or two, original or not, or one very short story, or come listen! Acoustic musicians welcome! Co-hosted by Riverfront Readings and The Writers Place Salon. To sign up to play or read, please email Carl Bettis at [email protected]
Will Superior founding member of The Wormwood Collective / Poetry and Absinthe events with Bryant Waner, promoter of Kansas City Goth, Myesha Washington of Tones & Vibes, and Surewood – (Shawn Neustadt) Wormwood Collective partner and musician joins us live in the studio.
The Wormwood Collective is a poetry group that started of 8 years ago in Chicago punk and dive bars and pubs and has now branched out to Kansas City. It incorporates all aspects of spoken word expression and includes poetic burlesque and sideshow performances into their repertoire.
Kansas City Goth is a collective of promoters in the Industrial-Goth underground community that organize music and dance events in the area. They organize the monthly Night Arcade parties at Prohibition Hall and do a double feature with The WormWood Collective.
Tones & Vibes is a new poetry event in the area spearheaded by Myesha Washington. The now do a monthly event and just launched their first event in October.