“all music is spiritual. to listen to music ….most of what we do is arbitrary. we recreate the world in our minds. but music is real because it follows the laws of the real universe. an octave is twice the vibrations of the octave below it. a fifth is a known thing. there is a cultural bias… there’s a cultural tendency, for instance, what we think of when we hear a minor chord may not be what people in india think of when they hear a minor chord. but generally speaking how that feels…it’s undeniably direct. it doesn’t have the human filter on it. and yet it is a uniquely human process. when you combine that with a lyrical message that either is supported or contrasts with the music, it’s a powerful thing.”
– james taylor, to tavis smiley
All About JiandaLove:
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A health-conscious artist, musician, vocalist and widely-published writer, Jianda’s also a poet, guitarist, photographer, actress and singer-songwriter with singles/albums that are both self-released and available on several international independent labels including: Om Records, Merck, Ghostly, Kinkysweet Records, Jam Recordings/Jam Music Australia and Gammaphone.
Continually studying holistic healing modalities and therapies, all of these creative and spiritual worlds harmonize in her coaching practice: her client base has included communities of women, LGBTQ folks, Brown Boi Project participants and others who seek to heal in a self sufficiency-based and compassionate space.
As an Om Records Recording artist, Jianda is a regular Pride, Open Mic and feature performer, Jianda’s many genres include electronica, conscious soul, jazz, experimental and acoustic music. In various venues, she primarily performs as a solo acoustic act. Jianda also jams with DJs, rap artists and other artists, performs her poetry or that of others and collaborates in staged readings live and in-studio.
She spent many years creating content and artist promotions for the then San Diego-based MP3.com, and also facilitates and teaches workshops. You can hear some of her interviews by clicking here.
Prose and More:
She’s written, recorded and videotaped interviews, prose, features, reviews and interviews for websites such as MP3.com, SDGLN.com, ChickClick, SonicNet, Consumable Online, B-gyrl.com, Femmusic.com, Bella Online, BlogCritics, Next Magazine, Flawles, Doorknobs and Bodypaint, UC Irvine’s “Faultine,” ScarletLetters, CleanSheets, About.com, RollingStone.com, Emusic.com, Africana.com and GoGirlsmusic.com. She was the previous editor of Women of Mp3.com. She sings. Plays guitar and piano, and writes screenplays and songs…. Mouthsful.
Look for “Faster Pussycats” (Alyson) and “Zaftig: Well-Rounded…” (Cleis Press) in progressive bookstores near you–she’s in them.
Previously, she was an editor and contributor at RollingStone.com, EMusic.com and MP3.com, doing promo and A&R for artists of all stripes. Sample her wares at SugarmamaPR.com & Jianda.net.
She has worked in label promotion, and is a featured recording artist in Faith Trimel’s feature film, “Family.” She’s also been a regular contributor to The Lavender Lens and various other publications. Jianda enjoys a sincere love for harmony, cultural enrichment, and communicating love through entertainment, art, sharing, and song.
Groups and Associations
ASCAP, CSSSA / Innerspark
Out & About:
2012-2013 Independent singles released @iTunes, CD Baby
Previous Editor and Contributor, Women of Mp3.com
2011 Brown Boi Project Coach & Supporter
2011 Gather the Women Featured Interactive Workshop Leader and Musical Performer
Examiner.com Relationships Columnist (2010)
Volunteer DJ @ Divas – Colorado – 2010
Featured Performer, Lavender Lens Stage – San Diego Pride 2009
Soundtrack Artist, “Family” (Faith Trimel) 2009
Featured Performer, North County LGBT Inaugural Fundraiser 2008
Featured Performer, Lucy and Gail/Dinah Shore 2008
Featured Performer, Main Stage – Palm Springs Pride 2007
Featured Performer, San Diego Pride 2007
Featured Performer, San Diego Pride 2006
Featured Artist, “Om Lounge 10” compilation, Om Records
Featured Artist’ “Frequent Flyer” compilation, Kinkysweet Records
Featured Artist, “Hemmesphere 5” compilation, Jam Records Australia
Featured Artist, “Departure Lounge” compilation, Kinkysweet Records
Featured Artist, “Sunrise Projector” by Tycho, Gammaphone Records
Featured Vocalist, Guest Artist Electrostatic