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Music & Resiliency with esperanza spalding + interview w/ Novena Carmel | KCRW’s 24 Hours of Serenity


April 18, 2021 • 7:00 pm PDT


KCRW’s Novena Carmel sits down with esperanza spalding for a chat and a listen to her new album promoting healing.

esperanza spalding is a being who has grown to recognize love in the abstract and aspirational, and is now fully dedicated to learning how she can serve and embody actualized love through honor for and receptivity to, fellow humans, teachers, and practitioners of various regenerative arts.  She continues experimenting with music as an aide for healing, with the release of three songs from her forthcoming album: AVAILABLE AT SONGWRIGHTSAPOTHECARYLAB.COM.  Each song in the “TRIANGLE” suite is designed to have a unique yet related affect to benefit the listener, intended to relieve the tension, grief, and isolation experienced while being home-bound during this global pandemic.  This suite was composed via consultation with practitioners from various disciplines, including: music-therapy, neuroscience, Black American music, Sufism, South Indian Carnatic music, and her students and colleagues at Harvard.

Photo credit: Jacob Blickenstaff

More about KCRW’s 24 Hours of Serenity

Listen  — we’re not saying you’re stressed out and need some relaxation… but we’re not not telling you that either ; )

So, just in case, look what KCRW has in store for you! It’s 24 hours dedicated to wellness and relaxation. Join us on Sunday, April 18th for an all-day virtual festival of calm. Everything from guided meditation with Valerie June to kitten cams, art classes with Self Help Graphics to baguette shaping with Bub and Grandma’s, soothing sounds of dublab artists to comforting home haircuts with ProjectQ… along with many of the KCRW voices you love and so much more. Seriously, it’s 24 hours — check out the schedule and details at kcrw.com/serenity.

The Zoom link will stay the same for 24 hours, so you can jump in and out of what interests you most throughout the day like you would at a festival. Drop by for one segment or stay for the whole 24 hours! We guarantee, this will be the chillest party you’ve ever been to. So breathe deep, hold it, and breathe out.

24 Hours of Serenity is free and open to the public starting on Wednesday, March 31st at 12pm noon, you only need to RSVP to attend.