Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The River of Life Shared on an International Stage

Welcome on board to my world. In this life lies the landscape that has captured my imagination. I am a Taino work of art. I am the breathtaking Panoramic view of Kiskeya. The seas of the Caribbean gush through my pores. I shine the sun of Latin America each time I smile. America is embedded in my truth. Just by looking in the mirror, I can see the world in my infantile eyes.

I am not the brightest star that soars up into the sky. But I have climbed heights as tall as the Ural Mountains on this thoroughfare I call life and made a sense of home in God’s presence. 

I could unload my heart and tell you all the difficult challenges I have faced to arrive at this shining hour but all the unique experiences that have brought me to this point have somewhat softened my character. Based on that, I find no need to jump back into the -42-degrees Celsius waters of the past to define who I am.  

I am a bronze ballerina who has gone from city to city dancing under the night sky. I am an actress who has scrolled the frames in films like Audrey Tatou in Amelie. I have seen with my own eyes the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia from Sarah Palin’s window in Alaska.

I have indulged in the amenities at the Georgian wine festival. I have gained energy by breathing in the aroma of the Northern Dvina River. I have explored Suvar Plaza. I have worn the greens of Tatarstan in the Philharmonic theatre of the third largest city in Russia known as Kazan, while singing choruses with the most memorable of orchestras to have impacted my world. 


I have dined in the sun of Troitsky Avenue in Archangelsk. I have done incredible things I had never done before until today like, singing on world stages in my first ever music tour which was in Russia.

I have interacted with others in a foreign tongue to properly present myself. I have traveled far to perform simple tasks around the world that after I endured to the end, was encouraged to keep pressing on.

Life has been a journey which was met confidently. And to have become so immersed in things makes me truly see the vastness of God’s blessings. His hands have made a large exhibition of works worth exploring which can be best seen by changing landscapes and seeing the world from different points of view and not just your own jungle in which you dwell. My sole purpose in writing this is to share with you the great things my eyes have seen; and there is so much more to see. But to retrace my steps of what I have experienced,
I can honestly say that it has 

been wonderful.


I invite you to come to my river. The river of life shared on an international stage with a friend of mine, Tavis Minner and a wonderful band at the Ufa Jazz Club in Ufa, Russia. Together, we sung "Route 66" which is a song that is revered by many around the world. There was so much good music around me and thanks to my friend Anastasiya of the Skyways Band, I can share this video with you all who are willing to watch. It was the love of music shared by each musician that made the night so beautiful. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrafo-nFcB4


Thank you for reading my blog post! 

64 comments:

  1. I love this song! You have a beautiful voice!

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  2. Wow, what a beautiful song and your are extremely talented.

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    1. Thank you Candace. You are so encouraging. Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a blest day!

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  3. You are so talented! I love the song, and I adore your prose. You such a great artist all the way around.

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    1. Thank you! I love to write and to sing a lot.

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  4. Oh my gosh, I love the song you all came together to perform! This world is so full of wonders and it sounds like you've experienced quite a few of them. :)

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    1. I did. And it was such a wonderful experience. Thank you DJ Murphy.

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  5. This is an amazing song and so well performed. You have seen so much of the world, you are really an inspiration.

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  6. You are very talented person. It sounds like you love what you're doing and as the saying goes you'll never work a day in your life if you love what you're doing. Keep it up girl.

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    1. I know. I do love to sing. I always heard that if you love what you do than you'll do what you love. So true. So blessed!

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  7. You are very talented. It is so nice to see someone who loves everything they do.

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I always love to find people that has such natural talent! Keep it up!

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  9. The River of Life sounds like a fantastic event to attend. Love the video, thanks for sharing!

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  10. very inspiring post! Climb mountains only to face more but looking back to see how far God has gotten you!

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    1. Thank you for checking out my blogpost. Yes. God is so good.

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  11. This is really a lovely song. It sounds beautiful and I love the message. It's so wonderful to be creative and artistic!

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    1. I love the art and I enjoy getting into the creative mode.

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    1. Yeah I love this song. Nat King Cole sang it. Natalie Cole sang it. I love it a lot.

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  13. Oh wow - you have such a beautiful voice - I really am digging this song!

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  14. This post is beautiful. What a wonderful reflection of the life you've had so far. From what you shared, I can say it has been wonderful as well. The hairs on my body are standing up as I type! Thanks for sharing one of your performances, too. You sound amazing. May you life continue to be blessed and may you continue to bless others with your heart and soul.

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    1. May your life continue to be blessed also. Thank you for reading, watching and for commenting. This is awesome. God bless!

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  15. Beautiful post I really enjoyed this

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  16. Omg what an amazing song!!!! I just lived it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  17. All of you hard work has made you this amazing artist. I love this song, very well done!

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  18. You are a very talented person and your song is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to indulge in it. You are awesome. God bless you Gwen!

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  19. The video is great and it looks like you had a lot of fun singing. Thanks for sharing the awesome video. You really are talented.

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    1. Thank you so much for watching the video Rebecca. Have an amazing day!

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  20. I'm not familiar with the song but I enjoyed listening to it! You're amazing and thank you for sharing your talent with us and with the rest of the world!

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    1. Nat King Cole sang it and Natalie Cole sang it. I love the blues. It is really fun to sing.

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  21. Great job on this video. Beautiful song and a lovely voice. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. This is a beautiful description of who you are. And a beautiful song :) You have many talents to share with the world.

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  23. As I said before and I will say it again. You are a true star. So much talent and grace.

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  24. Love the video! Great song. My daughter is enjoying it, too.

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  25. Love the song. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for inspiring me with your words.

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  26. What a great song and video! such a beautiful song my little one was dancing around! So nice. - Jeanine

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  27. Wonderful post & Beautiful voice. Love the song :).

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  28. That's amazing! I love your energy on stage. You have an amazing talent that the world has to see.

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    1. That is something I hope and pray for. And I believe the best is yet to come.

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  29. Such a beautiful and inspiring post. I always love people that have a natural talent.

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  30. Such a beautiful song! You have a lot of talent and a lovely voice! Great job.

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  31. That's very nice. I love watching performances that are full of life and just really enjoyable thanks to the talented people behind it. Thanks for sharing your video, you're so awesome!

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