Susan’s Playlists January 11 – 14, 2016 ~ Safe Risks: Fearless Not Reckless

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“We’ve all got things that hang on our back
Things that make us cool,
Things that make us whack,
Things that make us mad,
Things we wish we never had done.
But they’re just the things that make us real
Not the maps to guide where we go from here
The road twists and braids like hair
Until we all get there.”
– From Braided Hair by One Giant Leap Ft. Speech And Neneh Cherry

This week we focused on taking safe risks, finding the balance between challenge and healing with the intention of expanding into potential and breaking habits. On the musical menu were the second and third routines that I created in 2002 and 2003 ~ Dunyakan with the music of Afro Celt Sound System and 1 Giant Leap created by Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman when they traveled the world collecting music and words and then put it all together into a layered mosaic of awesomeness.

Both albums are worth a solid listen and you can do that by going to Spotify ! You can do that for free at Spotify ! Sign up for free, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen! Both Afro Celt Sound System and 1 Giant Leap are rich examples of collaborative art that definitely takes risks.

Below are the playlists for the week, but first here are some groovy things you want to know about:

Two Essays Published by Elephant Journal!
I’m delighted and excited to say that elephant journal has picked up two of my essays this week. Whew! You can check out the ones about Intentions vs. Resolutions here and in preparation for MLK Day on Monday, the one about the wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr. here. Help out a budding writer by reading and sharing!

Winter Nia Jam: Spiritual High with Anne, Mary Linn & Susan ~ Friday, January 22, 545-7pm at acac downtown
We are returning to the music and focus of a long-ago Nia routine originally created around 1995 by our teacher, Carlos Rosas. Together, we’ll create a new take on the music, movement and magic. Free for members and members can bring a friend for free!

dance. sit. write. draw. Saturday, January 23, 2016 – Now is the time to pave the way for 2016!
We’re dancing, sitting and writing again and this time, we’re drawing, too! Join me for a day of exploration at the intersection of movement, stillness and creativity. Find all the information at http://www.susanmcculley.com/workshops-retreats/ and register at http://www.susanmcculley.com/shop/dance-sit-write-draw-day-retreat-1 on http://www.susanmcculley.com

As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.
Susan sig

*** PLAYLIST NOTE: My playlists can also be found on Spotify https://www.spotify.com/us/ by following “susanmcculley” (no space) and look for Public Playlists. Sometimes music is not available on Spotify so I may replace with another version or skip songs . ***

Monday, Jan 11, 2016, 1045am ~ Safe Risks – Dunyakan (Voice of the World)

North 6:49 Afro Celt Sound System
North, Pt. 2 3:02 Afro Celt Sound System
When You’re Falling [Featuring Peter Gabriel] 5:14 Afro Celt Sound System
Colossus 6:44 Afro Celt Sound System
Lagan 4:05 Afro Celt Sound System
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
Life Begins Again [Featuring Robert Plant] 6:22 Afro Celt Sound System
Further in Time 6:32 Afro Celt Sound System
Persistence of Memory 4:29 Afro Celt Sound System
Onwards 5:27 Afro Celt Sound System
Fervent Supplication 3:43 Russian State Symphony Capella

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016, 840am ~ Safe Risks – Dunyakan (Voice of the World)

North 6:49 Afro Celt Sound System
North, Pt. 2 3:02 Afro Celt Sound System
When You’re Falling [Featuring Peter Gabriel] 5:14 Afro Celt Sound System
Colossus 6:44 Afro Celt Sound System
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
Life Begins Again [Featuring Robert Plant] 6:22 Afro Celt Sound System
Further in Time 6:32 Afro Celt Sound System
Persistence of Memory 4:29 Afro Celt Sound System
Onwards 5:27 Afro Celt Sound System

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016, 11am ~ Safe Risks

Dunya Salam 2:55 Baaba Maal
My Culture 5:39 Maxi Jazz/Robbie Williams
The Way You Dream 8:21 Asha Bhosle/Michael Stipe
Ma’ Africa 4:49 Mahotella Queens/Ulali
Braided Hair 4:03 Neneh Cherry/Speech
Ta Moko 5:10 Mako Black
Passion 5:46 Michael Franti
Daphne 7:03 Eddi Reader/Mahotella Queens/Revetti Sakalar
All Alone (On Eilean Shona) 7:51 One Giant Leap, various artists
Ghosts 6:36 Eddi Reader

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016, 840am Safe Risks

Dunya Salam 2:55 Baaba Maal
My Culture 5:39 Maxi Jazz/Robbie Williams
The Way You Dream 8:21 Asha Bhosle/Michael Stipe
Ma’ Africa 4:49 Mahotella Queens/Ulali
Braided Hair 4:03 Neneh Cherry/Speech
Ta Moko 5:10 Mako Black
Passion 5:46 Michael Franti
Daphne 7:03 Eddi Reader/Mahotella Queens/Revetti Sakalar
Ghosts 6:36 Eddi Reader

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NIA?

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