The Aurora Crossing

Spoken Word Poet + Jazz Singer = Us

Love Outlasts

Last Wednesday was Day 1 of the {Caged Bird} recording sessions. Ana and I frequently have conversations about what it means to be “in it” (aka emotionally present) during a performance. Having never formally studied acting techniques, those “in it” moments are rare & still have a mystical, stars-aligning quality for me. It’s not luck, it’s not sheer will. It feels more like surrender.

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I had a…

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Studio Day 1!

Studio Day 1!

Sheet music for the string quartet! Recording sesh imminent. Waaaa!!!!!! #cantbelievethisisreal  (at Hollywood,CA)

Sheet music for the string quartet! Recording sesh imminent. Waaaa!!!!!! #cantbelievethisisreal (at Hollywood,CA)

KICKSTARTER GIVEAWAY: premium coffee, a Target card, or movie tickets

KICKSTARTER GIVEAWAY: premium coffee, a Target card, or movie tickets

Hey everyone! There are LESS THAN 72 HOURS LEFT TO GIVE TO THE KICKSTARTER! You can get a pre-sale download of the album for just $5. That’s a pretty sweet deal. All proceeds in the next 72 hours will go to fund my concerts in India to raise awareness about child prostitution. We already purchased the airfare for my band to go ($6000) on a credit card, so we are totally committed. Please help us…

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This just happened. #legit #letsmakeanalbum #cagedbird #livefree

This just happened. #legit #letsmakeanalbum #cagedbird #livefree

"Caged Bird" Tour in INDIA!

“Caged Bird” Tour in INDIA!

Hey Friends!

What an amazing 2 weeks! We raised over $16K in just 7 days. I took a few days off to give thanks & re-group after the whirlwind, and today I’m getting back on the horse! We’ve got 2 weeks left in our Kickstarter campaign, and why stop now?

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After much thought, I’ve decided that I will use whatever additional funds we raise (above and beyond the $16.5K people gave for the album) to…

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$15,000 KICKSTARTER 101% FUNDED IN 6 DAYS BY YOUR GENEROSITY

$15,000 KICKSTARTER 101% FUNDED IN 6 DAYS BY YOUR GENEROSITY

I am utterly speechless. We did it! YOU HELPED US FULLY FUND OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IN JUST 6 DAYS! We can’t thank you enough for your tireless social support & generous financial giving. I was blown away by unexpected gifts and moved to tears by your lavish giving so many times in the last week. There are no words to say Thank You as deeply and sincerely as I mean it!

This is what you helped…

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@ayshamusic @urbansoulradio #musicpeople #lovemylife #lovetosing #cagedbird #livefree  (at Urban Soul Radio)

@ayshamusic @urbansoulradio #musicpeople #lovemylife #lovetosing #cagedbird #livefree (at Urban Soul Radio)

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