Susan’s Nia Playlists for the week of January 16 – 20, 2012

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


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