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We're about quality, laid back music, predominantly from independent artists and labels. It's a laid back affair with the best new ambient, downtempo, Balearic, freaky folk, drones and tones, stoned soul, electronica, dub flavours, psychedelic vibes, deep house, lazy jazz, leftfield beats and pieces, peyote pop, soundtracks and any other great lazy, atmospheric, hard to describe music that we've just found.
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning professional harpist, who has been featured on National Public Radio and Hawaii Public Radio. She has been named a Celebrity Artist by the National Association of Pen Women, and has been awarded five Big Island Music Awards for New Age Music. Cymber weaves world, classical, jazz & New Age music into pioneering interior journeys for the soul. and Nature into soundscapes of inner peace.In normal times, she is a sought-after Meditation Harpist and Storytell ...
 
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) enjoys vast deposits of precious minerals and metals. Diamonds are found in the south and center of the country and the land holds 80% of the world’s Coltan, needed in all our mobile phones. It should be one of the richest countries on Earth, but it is not. This Podcast explores why, from the very beginning. A new podcast will be released each Monday every two weeks, the website is https://www.thehistoryofthecongo.com Starting in prehistoric times, ...
 
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As the sun arrives and social options increase, a bit more energy has crept back into the show which has been somewhat sedentary over the last year, probably reflecting my lifestyle during mutliple lockdowns & a wet winter. So take a wander through global roots, desert blues, pulsing slowtronica, slide into some deep ambient and maybe shake a leg t…
 
When working within a system designed to disconnect us from our bodies, the choice to be “embodied” becomes part of our activism to transform ourselves and our world. This episode explores the challenges of staying centered in world-changing work, and tips and tricks to practice embodied activism in our work and in our everyday lives – from acknowl…
 
Dave Ford, CEO of the Ocean Plastic Leadership Network (OPLN), brings together a diverse group of leaders, organizations and interests working to end the flow of plastics into the world’s oceans. Learn how OPLN’s 15-million-strong network of waste collectors – including plastics supply chain companies, NGOs, environmental organizations, public sect…
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning harpist who weaves world, classical, jazz and Nature into soundscapes of inner peace. She grew up in a musical family, playing many instruments. She worked in corporate life until deciding to return to music and play the harp 15 years ago. She now teaches at Rosalani Music online and performs on the internet, a…
 
Over the past 50 years, as the human population doubled, wildlife populations halved. Join a thought-provoking discussion with Kelley Dennings, Population and Sustainability Campaigner at the Center of Biological Diversity. Learn about her work to connect human population growth with threats to endangered species and wild places – and how we can ch…
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning harpist who weaves world, classical, jazz and Nature into soundscapes of inner peace. She grew up in a musical family, playing many instruments. She worked in corporate life until deciding to return to music and play the harp 15 years ago. She now teaches at Rosalani Music online and performs on the internet, a…
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning harpist who weaves world, classical, jazz and Nature into soundscapes of inner peace. She grew up in a musical family, playing many instruments. She worked in corporate life until deciding to return to music and play the harp 15 years ago. She now teaches at Rosalani Music online and performs on the internet, a…
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning harpist who weaves world, classical, jazz and Nature into soundscapes of inner peace. She grew up in a musical family, playing many instruments. She worked in corporate life until deciding to return to music and play the harp 15 years ago. She now teaches at Rosalani Music online and performs on the internet, a…
 
If you’ve ordered takeout or delivery from a local restaurant, you’ve had the same experience over and over: your delicious meal is being served in a disposable container that’s used for a matter of minutes and then thrown away. Fortunately, the number of reusable systems in food service is growing. On May 12, 2021, we welcomed three special guests…
 
I've admired Low Light Mixes selections and work ethic for a long time, he's not one of the biggest chill out selectors on Mixcloud for nothing. Very kindly, as he was aware I was releasing a compilation called Future Folk: Friendly Faces; Different Spaces - a vivid snapshot of where folk has been, where it's at and where it might be heading, he su…
 
In policy organizing, we often define the win based on the outcome of a bill or ballot measure, with little regard for process. But when we think longer term about building real grassroots power, success is measured differently. In this episode, we talk with veteran power-building policy strategist Dana Laurent from the Ballot Initiative Strategy C…
 
In this Episode we find Msiri's migration and capture of the Katangan region. Here he grew rich on power and wealth through the Copper mines and smelting plants that could be found here. But his power was under threat. Ambitious powers looked on jealously. Msiri was clever and cunning but ultimately he didn't have the firepower to stand against the…
 
The process is simple: when you go to place an online order from Toad & Co, click the “reuse” button at checkout and your order will arrive in reusable packaging. Then, all that’s left is to unwrap your items, flip the label around, and put the bag back in your mailbox. Toad & Co is the first company to pilot this new packaging system, created by f…
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning professional harpist, who has been featured on National Public Radio and Hawaii Public Radio. She has been named a Celebrity Artist by the National Association of Pen Women, and has been awarded five Big Island Music Awards for New Age Music. Cymber weaves world, classical, jazz & New Age music into pioneering …
 
Join UPSTREAM CEO Matt Prindiville and Algramo’s Brian Bauer in a ground-breaking conversation about reuse solutions that make everyday goods like detergent and dish soap accessible to low income households without all the waste. Algramo is a Chile-based startup partnering with some of the largest brands in the world – including Unilever, Nestle an…
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning professional harpist, who has been featured on National Public Radio and Hawaii Public Radio. She has been named a Celebrity Artist by the National Association of Pen Women, and has been awarded five Big Island Music Awards for New Age Music. Cymber weaves world, classical, jazz & New Age music into pioneering …
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning professional harpist, who has been featured on National Public Radio and Hawaii Public Radio. She has been named a Celebrity Artist by the National Association of Pen Women, and has been awarded five Big Island Music Awards for New Age Music. Cymber weaves world, classical, jazz & New Age music into pioneering …
 
Cymber Lily Quinn, Harpist, Founder of Peaceful Harp Notes Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning professional harpist, who has been featured on National Public Radio and Hawaii Public Radio. She has been named a Celebrity Artist by the National Association of Pen Women, and has been awarded five Big Island Music Awards for New Age Music. Cymber wea…
 
Two years after the fall of the Kisangani station to the Arabs Tippu Tips son Sef held control over much of the Eastern part of todays DRC. He lived comfortably but was sandwiched between the Leopolds Congo Free State and Germany's East Africa colony. Ostensibly to quash the slave trade, but to expand his territory and wealth, Leopold retained his …
 
In celebration of Earth Day, we invite you into a very special dialogue with Juan Macias, tribal chairman and hereditary chief of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, Mary Aguilera with the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign, and Sylvia McKenzie with the Louisiana League of Conscious Voters. These front-line leaders dive deep and wide into the heart of t…
 
Some of our listeners may have heard of Dame Ellen MacArthur, the famed sailor who set the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation around the globe. But what people may not know is that she also started the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), which has become one of the world’s most influential environmental organizations – working to insp…
 
In this Episode we see Leopolds Congo Free state buffered against the Arab powers in the East. Cultural difference fostered tensions and their allies were dragged into conflict. We see Leopold use the defeat of the British in Khartoum as an opportunity to extend the boundaries of his land North East to the River Nile, with Tippu Tip now an employee…
 
Another radio show for the nice people at Music For Dreams radio, Copenhagen's chill out Mafia, and it's an undulating ride through ambient fields, dub techno fjords, ethereal folk meadows, New Age rainforests, folk pastures and Afro dance savannah. You can find all the tracks played over on the blog: https://www.theslowmusicmovement.org/blog/the-s…
 
Check out our first episode featuring babies (you will hear them playing in the background!) as we discuss one solution to the challenge of sustainable, affordable, practical diapers. EarthDiaper.org a California-based nonprofit offering compostable diapers to families in need, was founded to address this problem on a local scale. We speak with pub…
 
In this Episode we see the various facades of King Leopold II's philanthropy as he jostles to claim the central African lands he has just become aware of. He maintains a three prong strategy: escalating aggressiveness in the Congo, appeasement of the European powers and an image of benevolence to the United States. Tensions lead to the 1885 Berlin …
 
Back in the pre-pandemic days, some of our listeners may have attended a concert or an event where r.Cup provided their reusable cup service to replace single-use cups. And one of the special things that they did was work with some of the world’s biggest artists, like U2, Jack Johnson, and the Rolling Stones to engage their audiences around reuse. …
 
What did Americans do before we had public waste management? What did UPSTREAM do before the plastic pollution movement began? What were the big turning points that got us to this dawn of Reuse we find ourselves entering in 2021? What’s the world we’ll live in after plastic pollution is gone? From 1800s horse poop to today’s innovative reuse compan…
 
In this episode we revisit the past before looking at the lands of the Kingdom of the Kongo at the end of the 19th Century. Outside of the Congo Stanley's journey, and details of the River Congo basin, spread through the world. Some saw this as an opportunity to do good, as they saw it, but others saw a commercial opportunities... The chiefs of the…
 
This episode features a “power hour” with three experts working across the political spectrum from federal to state to local policy. Listen to Yinka Bode-George from the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, Judith Enck from Beyond Plastics, and UPSTREAM’s own Miriam Gordon to learn what 2021 holds for plastics policy under the new Biden ad…
 
So the new show for the nice people at Music For Dreams is now available to listen to and it's a folky, worldy, spiritual jazzy New Age, nu-disco joy. Get on it. You can find all the tracks played over on the blog: https://www.theslowmusicmovement.org/blog/the-slow-music-movement-radio-show-56 Don't forget our daily social media recommendations - n…
 
In the early 1870's the peoples of the Eastern Congo lived in a land dominated by the Arab-Swahili traders. In search of Ivory these traders had traveled hundreds of miles inland from the Indian Ocean. These traders settled in and established settlements where they loved in great comfort. This was in great contrast to the subdued peoples who had in…
 
Stanleys life before arriving in the Congo in 1873 gives us insights in the wider world at this time. It gives us a window to the plight of the poor in the 19th century Britain, through the American Civil war and the expansion of the American West and the impact of some of the peoples living there. We also visit Abyssinia and West Africa, where the…
 
In the early 1870's the peoples of the Eastern Congo lived in a land dominated by the Arab-Swahili traders. In search of Ivory these traders had traveled hundreds of miles inland from the Indian Ocean. These traders settled in and established settlements where they loved in great comfort. This was in great contrast to the subdued peoples who had in…
 
Samantha Sommer built a project called Rethink Disposable that helped several hundred food service providers in the San Francisco Bay Area make the shift from single-use to reuse. From mom & pop restaurants, to chains, to institutional dining and college and corporate campuses – Sam helped prove that every single business has saved money once they …
 
In this Episode we see Tippu Tip and the Arab traders, after exhausting the Elephant herds in today's Tanzania, journey West across Lake Tanganyika into the Eastern Congo. Ever in need of more ivory they were drawn all the way to the Lualaba River. They met the the Tabwe, the Lunda, the Warua, the Bemba and perhaps documented the first ever written…
 
So the first show of 2021 for the nice people at Music For Dreams is now available to listen to and it's an acid folk, astral Americana, submerged R&B & floaty cosmic electronic kind of affair. You can find all the tracks played over on the blog: https://www.theslowmusicmovement.org/blog/the-slow-music-movement-radio-show-55 Don't forget our daily …
 
In this episode we cover the mid 16th to early 19th century to relay the first meetings between the Arab-Swahili traders and the peoples living in today's Eastern Congo. These traders travelled thousands of kilometres inland from the coast, and the languages and cultures began to fuse. Some trade was conducted but without established norms of relat…
 
The New Year is a time for accountability and making commitments for healthier behavior in the year ahead, right? Well, then no better place to start the year than looking at the US’s new ranking as the #1 plastic polluter in the world. Not exactly a cause for celebration, but where there is culpability there is also opportunity for accountability.…
 
In this episode we depart from the West and the Kingdom of the Kongo to todays Eastern provinces of the DRC. We see the unique topography here and enjoy a more detailed introduction to two further great African peoples and empires - the Luba and the Lunda. These peoples lived and live in a geologically dynamic land with mountains, lakes and active …
 
In this episode we see how the Kingdom of the Kongo survived in the ebbs of flows of international and domestic conflicts, as well as some of the horrific effects of slavery. We see the Kingdom flex its power on the international stage but ultimately wither as a defeat allows an opportunity for others to take its power and resources. But in this ad…
 
In this episode the Kingdom of the Kongo welcomes the Portuguese Empire, and the nobility embraces a new Religion. But it also meets the Dutch, the Vatican and continues to fight for it's place in Africa, whilst keeping the Kingdom together. Soon the Europeans settle, with an agenda much evolved from spreading Christianity....This results in allian…
 
In this Episode we focus on the Western Congo in the 13th Century where we meet one of the most famous precolonial Kingdoms - the Kingdom of the Kongo. We see how the Kingdom formed and take a look at the capital - MBanza Kongo - as well as a look at some of the social structures in place. We wrap up just as new visitors arrive at the Kingdom ...…
 
In this episode we look at the Democratic Republic of the Congo today, and then go back in time. We start with prehistoric artefacts and the great Bantu migration, which pushed the Pygmies to the South and East of todays country. We are introduced to the topography of the Country, The River Congo, the central navigable plateau, and the Mountains of…
 
Many of us will be engaging in gift exchanges this December. Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day or New Year’s, ‘tis the season for buying stuff. But we can still participate in the spirit of the holidays without all the waste! This episode – featuring Kate Nelson (Plastic-Free Mermaid) and Plaine Products CEO Lindsey McCoy – expl…
 
So the latest radio show for the nice people at Music For Dreams is now available to listen to. Plenty of great music as I take a paddle through Balearic waters, dip my toe into cosmic pop, orbit through deep space, wander down folk lane & take a trip through soul jazz fusion. If you need the tracklisting then head to the blog: https://www.theslowm…
 
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