Nia Dancers love their music and people ask me all the time about what I play. Let me know if this format is helpful and/or what other information you’d love to have about the Nia tunage!
Monday, January 16, 2012, 1045am: The Joy of Fear ~ Courage (MLK Day)
On The Forest Floor by Bob Holroyd
Pavement Cracks by Annie Lennox
I Shall Be Free by Kid Beyond
Lovers House by City Reverb
One World, One People by Xcultures
Pride (In the Name of Love) [Live] by U2
Spiritual High, Pt. 3 by Moodswings
[This is the classic MLK Day song with excerpts of the “I Have a Dream” Speech. Click here to listen and download.
Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
Rise by Samantha Jones
Colour In My Name (Featuring Precise) by Spiral System
[One of the most asked-about songs of late. “You can’t fake the realness.” Click here for to listen and download.
Warm Sound by Zero 7
Amazing Grace by Walela
[One of my favorite versions of Amazing Grace, sung by the Coolidge sisters in Cherokee. Click here for a link to the whole CD.
Wednesday, January 17, 2012, 1045am
The Joy of Fear ~ Principle #1 The Joy of Movement
Damascus by Conjure One Feat. Chemda
Center Of The Sun by Conjure One Feat. Poe
Tears From The Moon by Conjure One Feat. Sinéad O’ Connor
Back to the Earth by Rusted Root
[Heaven help me, I love this song! Click here to give a listen.
The Sound of Sunshine by Michael Franti & Spearhead
[Y’all know how much I love me some Michael Franti. There are so many good songs on this album. Click here to check it out.
Praise You by Fatboy Slim
What I Be by Michael Franti & Spearhead
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall
Fire to Me by Hyper/The Crystal Method
Da Ya Think I’m Sexy (Feat. Rod Stewart) by N-Trance
[This is from my Covers Uncovers routine! I had so much fun working with this song.
Waiting On The World To Change by John Mayer
Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight by Amos Lee
The Summer Knows by Earl Klugh
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 9am
The Joy of Fear ~ Sensation (The Vibe of R1)
We Are All Connected by Magic Sound Fabric
Sun Is Shining (Out Of Sight Remix) by ReUnited
Lovers House by City Reverb
Find It (Featuring Farda P.) by Rodney Hunter
Star Power (Rui Da Silva Remix) by City Reverb
Shakin’ It Up by Ganga Girl
Culture of Fear by Thievery Corporation
[A band that Nia uses often in its routines. I love the varied and innovative music they create and I thought this song was perfect for our focus this week!
Bodyrock by Moby
[The story is that when Moby heard from Thievery Corporation about the cool things Nia was doing, he offered Nia to use any song of his for free! This is the one that was chosen…and of course, it rocks (as does the whole album)!
Shine by Joshua
100 Billions Stars by Lux
Friday, January 21, 2012, 9am
The Joy of Fear ~ Sensation Shifts, The Mind Spins (Birth +)
Birth by Stuart
Creation by Stuart
Chaos by Stuart
Dish by Deep Dive Corp.
Just Groovin by Groove Junkies
Tanto Tempo by Bebel Gilberto
Whatever I Fear by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Rise by Samantha James
Evening Sun by Bliss
Sambhala by Lux
Maya by Banco de Gaia