“...just, just get into the music. You know what I mean? Let that serve you and guide you” Q-Tip The Abstract
In times of uncertainty and imbalance I find myself diving into myself rather than offer my energy to the outside. I’ve come to understand this is as a process of healing, a way to rectify what is off in my spirit. I believe if you listen close enough music will find you at the right time and speak to whatever you may be feeling and/or going through. I’m not entirely sure how I found Chicago bred, New York based KeiyaA, but her music and story of creating within isolation resonated with me. In her interview with Dj Booth on why she chose a solitary process over collaboration, Keiyaa explains
“... In school, we learn how to be worker bees and how to control worker bees. All of that impacted how I see myself and how I value myself creatively, and I just needed to be alone to shed that. Even when we collaborate, sometimes those environments can be hostile in ways we don’t know.”
In this time of social isolation Keiyaa’s insight on the healing process of creating within isolation is encouraging and reinvigorates my spirit. I encourage all to listen to the chosen track and then make sure to hit play on her album “Forever, Ya Girl.” Maybe her frequency will heal as it did my soul. Peace.
You can learn more about Keiyaa here:
About The Curator - KA II
I was raised in a community that believes in and practices the act of love, spirituality, understanding, and openness. These beliefs and practices are my foundation in this life and continue to drive my pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, and freedom. I also come from a place where the gift of rhythm and movement are interwoven into each other and into the fabric of life. It is never one without the other.
Music and Dance are not just things we do and enjoy. They are a necessity. In times of joy we dance, in times of triumph we turn the music up a little louder, in times of stress and unbalance we close our eyes and dance. It is how we feel our emotions and what ignites our creativity, intellectual abilities, and the way we see the world. Without the two, life would have no color, art, love, or culture.
Music and movement have always been the guiding light of creativity and the master teacher, therefore I aim to share how they elevate my mind, heart, and soul to think wider and to think with compassion, wit, and intellect. I hope you enjoy the content. Peace