“It’s pretty cool, you know” are the words of the triple threat entertainer Meital Dohan who speaks about her new song “On Ya” that was listed as number 5 on the UK chart. I am grateful that I was granted the opportunity to speak to her, as she took some time out of her extremely busy schedule while touring throughout the US and Europe, giving Consciousness Magazine the insight on her new song featuring Sean Kingston. “I work with a wonderful guy and he works with Sean too, and introduced the two of us and the collaboration happened,” says the gifted artist as she chats about her collaboration with rapper, singer and songwriter Sean Kingston.
Meital Dohan’s music is very upbeat, fun, loving and truthful. During 2011 the future pop star caught the attention of mega producers such as Che Pope, Dr. Dre and Kanye West. Her first single was called “Yummy,” off the debut album I’m In Hate With Love which was featured on many mainstream outlets.
As an actress, Meital has appeared in films such as Monogamy and Falling Better Now and has been a regular on the hit series “Weeds”. The uprising singer speaks about what makes her stand out from other musicians. “Probably, my background as an actress and therefore a combination of theater,” exclaims Meital as she begins to converse excited about her transition to a musician. “Well, it’s been pretty easy. It just kind of all happened. I find it more challenging to go on about your life to make it like a professional position, you know.” She continues to talk about her amazing music career. “Yea, it was a conscious decision. I talked to a spiritual girl in Israel and she does some things with some of the stars and she basically told me to go back to the U.S. and start my singing career.”
Some of Meital’s awards include The Israeli Academy Award, The Israeli Tony Award and the Israeli Theater Award, just to name a few. She is also the author of Love & Other Bad Habits, as well as have authored a number of plays.
When asked about what’s next for her she speaks sincerely,” I don’t know. Maybe I will try to be an astronaut. That would be the next stage. Kind of more exploring the universe, the laws of attraction, you know…gravity, research science,” she utters.
For those who are looking to be successful in the various endeavors as she has, she shares great music advice. “[You have] to have a lot of patience and know that it requires a lot of hard work and you must do it for all the right reasons,” says Meital as our conversation comes to an end.
“On Ya” is currently available on iTunes and is in constant rotation on radio stations across America. For more information on Meital Dohan please visitwww.meitaldohan.com, twitter@meitaldohanand check out what Meital Dohan has to say about her pet tiger Charlie on YouTube.
Gary Hines, music director of Sound of Blackness Remembers Prince Interviewed and written
by Aaron Robinson – Editor
Last fall, 3-time
Grammy Award-winning vocal/instrumental ensemble Sounds of Blackness released the
song “Black Lives Matter” along with the video that has been receiving much
praise on YouTube. About a month ago, the inspirational famed group also released
“Royalty,” a song dedicated to the astounding musician Prince with a special
collaboration with students from HSRA (High School for Recording Arts). The
video can be viewed online at www.soundsofblackness.org. In the future, the group is looking
to release their first live CD featuring ACWC (A Cappella Choir of Wiley College) along with many other projects having many
talents and collaborations.
Gary Hines, music
director of Sounds of Blackness, a man filled with integrity and who has a
great heart and soul, remembers a friend and brother in spirit, the late
international mega star Prince. He speaks of how substantial P…
Inception 2: The Lost Written
by Darnell Jordan
June 25th, digital artist Edo held an eclectic soiree where he
unveiled his latest collection, Infinite Inception 2: The Lost.
entering, I was greeted by a life-sized cut-out of Edo, which everyone had the
chance to write a brief message on. The room was full of eager art-enthusiasts
with energy that vibrated off the walls.
new collection is a raw display of his non-existent relationship with his
father. It summarizes everything he has ever wanted to say to him. He cleverly
expresses this by creating portraits of influential people the world has lost both
literally and figuratively. A distinct emotion is embodied in each piece, and
represents a different chapter in Edo’s life. He included attributes that pay
homage to the subject of the portraits as well.
Inception 2: The Lost stood out to me, because of how Edo chose to present it.
The show began with a posted statement by him explaining his inspiration behin…
Nikki Giovanni is a living legend. She is a poet, writer,
activist, and educator. At the age of 73, she continues to write and teach
others how to bring out their inner creativity. I had the pleasure of speaking
with her about her latest book and enjoyed the great advice on writing.
Shanessa Fenner: What is your latest
project that you are working on? Nikki Giovanni: I
am writing my latest book entitled “A Good Cry.” It started because I became
aware that no matter what the myth is about women crying all the time, women do
not cry. When your husband, mother, or sister dies you bury them and you get
things done. You sell the car, rent the house, and just do things you have to
do and you don’t have time to mourn. It dawned on me that a lot of people my
age don’t really know how to mourn. My doctor says we have high blood pressure
because we don’t take care of ourselves.I think we have high blood pressure because we keep a lot of things