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World of Music in Detroit

Joe Kidd
Sheila Burke
Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke

For the past 3 years, Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke have been awarded the Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding World Music. With 60's folk music roots mixed with Appalachian/Celtic/Bluegrass/Country/Middle Eastern/African/Native American spirituality, influences, and rhythms, Joe & Sheila make moving, meaningful, music.

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The Buddha Would Dig It - Eve Decker

Eve Decker
Eve Decker

Eve Decker weaves health and healing through her music, with a mixture all her own of Buddhist teaching and insights, plus Jewish wisdom and mysticism, and even modern psychological understandings. Combining her compelling voice with beautiful melodies and transcendent themes, Eve is a blessing in musical clothing!

​Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Buddhism, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist

You Cannot Hold the Flame

Joe Jencks
Joe Jencks

The music of Joe Jencks burns in the heart of the listener, both with his lyrics and his powerful voice. The stories and poetry of his songs lift up a vision of love, compassion and solidarity without preaching or posturing - just solid, inspirational music. In addition to a wealth of solo performing, he's now part of a trio called Brother Sun. As Joe says in one of his songs, "You may hold the candle but you cannot hold the flame".

Brain Rats & A Full Voice

Barbara McAfee
Barbara McAfee

In her mission to model and teach the content, Barbara McAfee has produced 7 CDs plus a book, Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence. She also leads two other groups, The Morning Star Singers and The Flowering Women. Having found the path herself, she is devoted to guiding others to their full potential.

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Agnostic, Buddhism, Evangelical Christian, Jewish, Presbyterian

Zionism & Human Rights

Eve Spangler
Eve Spangler

A clear-eyed, informative, powerful look at the reality of Zionism on-the-ground in the Middle East by Eve Spangler, associate professor of Sociology at Boston College. In Understanding Israel/Palestine - Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict she uses facts and experience to call us to the best framework for true peace in the Middle East.

Standing Ovation for Freebo

Freebo
Freebo

Freebo has an impressive musical pedigree, having recorded, performed & toured with oodles of luminaries, including Ringo Starr, John Mayall, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Maria Muldaur, and including 10 years playing bass with Bonnie Raitt. After decades doing other people's music, he found his calling to write his own songs, and it has fueled a rich collection of musical styles united by a strong spiritual undercurrent and, sometimes, overcurrent.

America's Troubadour, Larry Long

Larry Long
Larry Long

Larry Long is the kind of great musician who brings musicians together, hence his collaborations known as the American Roots Revue. Studs Terkel called Larry America's Troubadour. With flavors of folk, soul, blues, rock, and Native American music, and as a deeply passionate activist, Larry helps transport hearts and create programs like Elders' Wisdom Children's Song.

Progressive Voice for Books

Gail Leondar Wright
Gail Leondar Wright

If a progressive author writes an insightful world-changing book, but no one hears it, does it really matter? The intent of Gail Leondar Public Relations is to make sure that such voices do get heard and are added to the forces for change. Gail Leondar-Wright and her business partner, Peter Bermudes, amplify the message of progressives by connecting them up to a nation-wide web of radio broadcasters.

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