InterviewsPosted by The Editorial Fri, January 15, 2016 16:55:08
Smart, talented and charming: Olivia Faye is a rising star in the world of arts.
Dr. Dorbayani, the President of WAALM Academy Awards, calls her "a musician of excellence with sweet tender voice".
We are glad that our Diplomatic Journal of Cultures found an opportunity to conduct its traditional 6Qs interview with Olivia. DJ: Olivia Faye, welcome to WAALM Diplomatic Journal of Cultures, UK. OF:
It's pleasure.DJ - Q1: What Art is to you?OF:
To me, Art is the expression of what moves and inspires a person through creativity and passion. Everyone has their own unique way of expressing their art, whether it be through the written word, painting, dancing, or, in my case singing and songwriting!DJ - Q2: What made you to choose Country/Americana style, and what aspires you?
I grew up in rural Kentucky, in the southern part of the United States where country music is prevalent. My family listened to all genres of music so I was exposed to a little bit of everything. I always found myself always going back to country where the songs often tell stories about love and families and good times. DJ - Q3: Clearly you are a multi talented artist, how acting in movies came about and if this is what you wish to pursue more?
From a young age I acted in plays in my Community Theater. It built my confidence and sparked my love for acting and performing. My opportunities grew and I have been involved in the acting business for several years now. It is another beautiful form of art and expressing yourself and I wish to always pursue it. DJ - Q4: How do you see the role of artists in the society, especially those of singers, who could interact directly to people's heart and mind?
OF: I believe that successful artists in today's society have a huge opportunity and responsibility to make a positive difference to the people who follow them. Especially young people who are often desperately looking for role models in a world that is so torn. I hope that as I grow as an artist, I can have that kind of impact.DJ - Q5: Recently you've been invited by WAALM Awards to collaborate internationally on recording a new single in title of 'Attraction', tell us about your feelings and that who you connect with the song?
OF: Yes, I am super excited for this collaboration with Mosi Dorbayani. The moment I heard his music and lyrics I was hooked! I can't wait to get into the studio to record my vocals. Recording is one of my favorite parts of being an artist. I can't wait to see how this all turns out! I'm thankful WAALM for making our connection. What fun!DJ- Q6: For those who wish to follow your career and activities, tell us about you forthcoming projects and that how they can stay connected with you?
OF: I am flying to LA this week for some songwriting sessions and auditions. I am currently filming a movie in Kentucky, titled “The Private." We have a page on Facebook you follow us at! Checkout my website at OliviaFaye.com to keep up with my band! And there you can also follow all my social media to see what I’m up to next!
DJ: Olivia we wish you the best, thank you for attending this.
OF: Thank you for having me. I can’t wait for the outcome of this song. And as we say in the country, "Y’all" are the best!
- On collaboration with Olivia Faye, a write up by Dr. Dorbayani, SOCAN/ASCAP
- Olivia Faye Facebook Page
- Mosi Dorbayani Facebook Page
- Olivia Faye in the movie, 'The Private'
- WAALM Facebook Page
InterviewsPosted by The Editorial Fri, August 15, 2014 04:23:42
Kyle Shedrick was born in Buffalo NY. Due to his parents’ substance abuse, their living conditions and lifestyle weren't safe to raise a child; so at eight months, Kyle’s parents sent him to live with extended family in Clinton, South Carolina, where he remained until his adult life. After graduating high school, Kyle attended Benedict College in Columbia, SC. As a member of the #1 ranked collegiate gospel choir in the nation, he had the privilege of performing alongside gospel icons and touring both nationally and internationally.Upon graduating from college, Kyle was ready to pursue a career as a solo artist.
On February 8th, 2014, Kyle Shedrick, singer/songwriter released his debut EP, Who I Am. Who I Am is a compilation of heartfelt records where Kyle unapologetically explores self-discovery, love, and love lost. And now his talent brought him closer to WAALM and recorded his first musical project facilitated by The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media - UK and Canada.
DJ: Mr Shedrick, welcome to our 6Qs
K.SH: Thanks for having me!
1. For those readers who are getting to know you for the first time please tell us what made to to enter the music arena?
K.SH: For as long as I can remember, music has always been with me. I've always loved music. I started singing at a young age in my childhood church and sung on a choir in grade school as well as in college and after college I continued with music professionally; so I never really entered the music arena...I've always been here.
2. What is the art of music to you,how do you view music as an art?
K.SH: Music is a tool that the spirit uses to communicate. It's a spirit-to-spirit form of communication. Our spirits are without color...form...unrestrained by political correctness nor ideology...or religious affiliation--just free and that's how I view music as art. It is and should be free.
3. As a raising star, in your view, what are the obligations of a true artist?
K.SH: A true artist has but one obligation; which is to live his truth and convey it unapologetically.
4. You are invited by WAALM to recording a 'metaphorical song' in title of 'In the city of Ambitions', written by Mosi Dorbayani with a melody by Andysh. A) What is its significant to you as an artist and B) how did you connect or relate to its message?
K.SH: In essence, the song is about 'making right choices and to not rush to greed'. As an artist, the song is significant and related because in this industry, one can easily become consumed with wanting more in a tangible and emotional sense so much so that you loose focus of why you're in the business to begin with; so it's important to move slowly and strategically. Avoid people and situations that could cause downfall.
5. What is your ultimate goal in music?
K.SH: To live forever. I want to create timeless music. Generations from now, I want people to play my music and be able to connect with it as if they were alive when it was first released.
6. For those who wish to follow your activities, please tell them about your forthcoming projects and that how they can stay connected with you.
K.SH: Currently I'm working on a few projects for other artists and working on my second EP that's scheduled to be released during the first quarter of 2015. I'd love for your readers to go to my my website, kyleshedrick.com and subscribe to my mailing list! That way, they'll be able to stay informed on all the super exciting things that are happening and be first to hear new music! Also, I'm on social media sites:
- Reverbnation: kyleshedrick
- Facebook: kyleshedrickmusic.
- Twitter: kshed4ever
- Instagram: kshed4ever
- Soundcloud: kyleshedrick
- Youtube: kyleshedrick
'In The City Of Ambitions' will be soon available to stream from the artists' pages.