All posts tagged: Lyn Twyman

Knowing No Limits: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Award-Winning A Capella Vocal Band Duwende

Tune in Tuesday, June 14th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM HudsonValley, NY to hear the amazing vocals of Duwende. Host Lyn Twyman is pleased to feature award-winning vocal band Duwende. The dynamic power and versatility of the human voice is demonstrated by this renown six-person a capella group comprised of J. Aaron Boykin, Derrick L. Hicks, Abbey Janes, Neal Mortimer, Edward Chung, and Ari Picker. Duwende “Whips up a crowd with their exuberant funk-pop tunes… but all six musicians perform empty-handed. Duwende is a band foremost and an a cappella show second. Their bubbly funk and hip-hop-fueled tunes draw fans more for their refreshing, expansive sound than their novelty,” according to The Boston Globe. Their album Collective won the “2008 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards for Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Original Song”. Now Duwende has embarked on a new journey that’s well on it’s way to becoming another hit, their newly released Michael Jackson Tribute album. Visit www.duwende.com.   We will be featuring the music of Duwende during the hour, our featured musical guests!  You can listen to previous broadcasts …

The Queen of Jazzipino: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Charmaine Clamor

Charmaine Clamore is “celebrated by The New York Times as “a gifted vocalist” and by The Los Angeles Times as “one of the important and original new jazz singers of the decade,””. She is a riveting performer who not only captivates audiences with her sound, but also with a style that is unique, sophisticated and fun. Charmaine is a musical pioneer, fusing Filipino music with the Jazz style, creating a blend that is soulful and a celebration of two cultures. She began her career at the tender age of 3 entertaining passengers on the bus traveling to Manila, and she’s been going ever since. From award winning and topping on theJazz Week World Music Top-20 with three consecutive albums, Charmaine is a vibrant, unstoppable musical force. Charmaine is also an activist. She won the V-Day “Vagina Warrior” Award for Championing Women’s Rights from the National Federation of Filipino American Associations. Tune in Tuesday, June 7th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM HudsonValley, NY to hear Charmaine Clamor, the Queen of Jazzipino. Visit www.charmaineclamor.com. You can listen to previous broadcasts of Courage Empowerment Forum …

Lyn Twyman Deputy Director of National Domestic Violence Registry

Lyn Twyman has been appointed Deputy Director of the National Domestic Violence Registry founded in 2007 by survivor and advocate, Myra Spearman.   The National Domestic Violence Registry (NDVR), the United States’ first model program for a public domestic violence database, seeks to prevent domestic violence and to be a tool to help the public at large. Patterned after The National Sex Offender Registry, NDVR has a coalition of task forces working to strengthen the public availability of domestic violence conviction records and long term restraining orders.  The organization has taken several years to analyze and receive feedback from survivors and advocates to create a program that addresses the growing need for the use of technology to help survivors. Domestic violence has grown in increasing numbers and women are still the primary victims.  But, Myra Spearman, founder and executive director of NDVR, also understands that newer approaches to family violence have to be created, “Men and women are perpetrators of this social epidemic.  The intention of the registry is to help keep the public more safe …

“…but can she play?”: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

Jazz music was created in the early 20th Century, originating in Southern African American communities. As a male dominated genre that has delighted the hearts of billions throughout the world, it may leave you also wondering ‘…but where are the women?’. Janice Rhosalle Littlejohn explores this concept in her up and coming documentary called “…but can she play?”  Janice, an award-winning columnist, highlights the careers of at least 10, successful female horn players in the jazz world. Each of these women have a story to tell about not only their art, but how they are received by audiences around the world. Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn has had a diverse career as a journalist covering all facets of entertainment, arts, politics, community news and issues related to women, African Americans and the African Diaspora. She spent 12 years as a freelance writer and worked as a columnist for the Associated Press. She’s received numerous awards including a commendation from the National Association of Black Journalists. She is also co-authoring a book for Simon & Schuster and developing a …

Modern Day Slavery: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Rob Morris, Co-founder and President of Love146

It is estimated that human trafficking generates about $32 billion a year. The number of child victims of trafficking and exploitation throughout the world are too much to fathom, with 2 children being sold every minute. In 2002, Rob Morris and a host of others founded Love146, an organization dedicated to ending the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children through prevention and aftercare programs. Rob went undercover to a Southeast Asia brothel, a visit that revealed the cruelty and dangers young girls face in human trafficking. This experience changed Rob and his colleagues, compelling them onto a crusade to help children around the world subjected by this dark side of humanity. Love146 as an organization has been named an “Agent of Change” by GQ Magazine. They also received a Myspace Impact Award for Social Justice. Tune in Tuesday, May 17th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM HudsonValley, NY to hear Rob Morris, co-founder and president of Love146 as we talk about modern day slavery. Visit Love146′s site www.love146.org. You can listen to previous broadcasts of Courage Empowerment Forum by, visitingwww.courageempowermentforum.com Join Courage Empowerment …