Virtual Campfire #43: Collaboration vs. Competition with Rubina Dhani + Raye Zaragoza
Hiking My Feelings: Virtual Campfire
Rubina Dhani, LMFT holds a Master's degree in psychology, is a Holistic Life Coach, trauma healer, EMDR trained and is a loving dog mom. When we met at an event in Orange County for Women's History Month almost exactly one year ago, she lit up the room when she walked in and I knew I wanted to collaborate with her someday. Rubina immediately puts folks at ease, and she's absolutely brilliant. After graduating from Cal State Northridge University, she obtained her master’s in arts-psychology and she now has a practice here right here in San Diego that primarily serves multicultural individuals, immigrant children, families, and intercultural couples. with musical guest Raye Zaragoza Raye Zaragoza is a galvanizing presence, a self-assured artist making music to fight for, represent, and celebrate those left too long outside the spotlight. Known for tenacious feminist anthems and fearless protest folk, her stage presence teems with determined morale. However, Zaragoza was not always the fortified woman of color who takes the stage today. As a Japanese-American, Mexican, Indigenous woman, Zaragoza spent much of her early life trying to assimilate with the world around her, to meet punishing standards of beauty synonymous with just one color of skin—and not her own. Raye confesses, “I truly thought that in order to be beautiful, you had to be white.” She has come a long way from that youthful pain, proclaiming “I am proud to be a multicultural brown woman with insecurities and a vibrant intersectional identity that I continue to grapple with. I hope young girls of today will know that the It Girl is whatever the hell they want to be.” This rightful confidence radiates across Woman in Color, Zaragoza’s sophomore album out now on Rebel River Records, her own independent label. The album delivers powerful missives about embracing one’s own identity and discovering the power behind it, all across brisk, emotive, compelling folk melodies. Once deemed “one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre” by Paste Magazine, Raye Zaragoza now offers an intimate exploration of coming into her own, in a country where for many, simply existing is political. ABOUT THE SHOW The Hiking My Feelings Virtu /// We're hiking ONE MILLION MILES for diabetes awareness.Join us: https://hikingmyfeelings.org/diabetes Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/hikingmyfeelings Join the Hiking My Feelings Family: https://family.hikingmyfeelings.org Read the book: https://hikingmyfeelings.org/book Blaze Your Own Trail to Self-Love: https://hikingmyfeelings.org/byot --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikingmyfeelings/support
Raye Zaragoza has strong spiritual leader vibes and I believe everything she says. Originally raised in New York City, she and her two siblings and parents somehow all lived together in a studio apartment. New York has been a strong influence on her identity and her work ethic. She's a person who's always moving and moving fast. Raye's mom is an immigrant from Japan and her dad is of Mexican and Native American heritage, which also very much impacts her life and music. Her songs walk the line of activism and poetry. She manages to make a great pop song with an important message. No matter if she's writing an anthem for protesters at Standing Rock or an old fashioned love song, centered in her message is fearlessness, bravery and vulnerability.Her latest album, Woman in Color, “was inspired by the current crusade to bring justice and equality to all those who have been marginalized, maligned and generally shunned at so many different levels.” Zaragoza has grown more confident and changed her perspective about adding her voice to that narrative. She writes songs about loving yourself no matter what you look like that reaches out to anyone that feels different. Even a song like "The It Girl" resonates with people who do not identify as female. All this to say, Raye is also a great hang. She's fun, quick-witted and like all cool people, has her own podcast, Create Well with Erica Elan. Enjoy Raye! She's the real deal!
Rewriting our Songs: Nicole Cardoza in conversation with Raye Zaragoza.
The Anti-Racism Daily Podcast
Nicole sits down with singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza to talk about "This Land is Your Land," the role of folk music in the American dream, and crafting new songs that accurately tell our stories.Raye Zaragoza is an award-winning singer-songwriter who Paste Magazine called “one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre.” First-generation Japanese-American on her mother’s side, indigenous on her father’s side, and raised in New York City, Raye shares her unique perspective and stories through songs that are both inspiring and thought-provoking. rayezaragoza.com | patreon.com/rayezaragozaListen to the playlist Raye created for this conversation:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5a8aTpPtoUezTJJTIzkYWm?si=2uuNKnhOTLSDkq2MztwwUgThe ARD Podcast is produced by Nicole Cardoza and edited by Mallory Cheng. Learn more and subscribe to our daily newsletter: antiracismdaily.com
Raye Zaragoza named her 2020 album, "Woman in Color," because she saw it as "a coloring book, and every song was a like a little bit of me coloring in my story, of my past and my present and my future.""Being a woman of color in America and someone of mixed race, I’ve always felt like identity is something that weighs on me very heavily and something that I really wanted to write about in this record," she said.
John V. Wood sits down with Raye Zaragoza to talk about her new album Woman in Color, the influence of being a child of immigrants on her creative process, roller skating, and the importance of a good Orangina.
25: Identity, Grit, and Art: The Soulful Story of Singer-Songwriter, Raye Zaragoza
Raye Zaragoza is an award-winning singer-songwriter who Paste Magazine called “one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre.” First-generation Japanese-American on her mother’s side, indigenous on her father’s side, and raised in New York City, Raye shares her unique perspective and stories through songs that are both inspiring and thought-provoking. Her sophomore LP Woman In Color produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, First Aid Kit) is releasing today, October 23, 2020. The folk album is an intimate, empowering exploration of Raye’s journey to feeling comfortable in her own skin and background. Writing about social issues comes naturally to Raye. "As a woman of color in America, social issues are things you deal with and see every day of your life," she says. "I write about my experience and oftentimes my existence has been laced with injustice." Raye’s modern-day protest music been featured on Billboard, Democracy Now!, and PopMatters. She has toured in support of Dispatch, Rising Appalachia, William Elliott Whitmore, Dar Williams, Donovan Woods, and many more. In this episode, I sit down with Raye to discuss the early days of discovering art, how she hustled in the waitress & hosting scene to pursue music, her experience marrying her personal and professional identity to inform her career, how her vast multi-cultural identity has shaped her views on the world, and so much more. If you're an aspiring singer-songwriter, or ready to listen to a soulful conversation on identity, grit, and art, this conversation is for you. Listen to Raye's latest album, Woman in Color, on: iTunes: https://apple.co/341QbZv Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2HCwS1l ---------- Recommended in this episode: Hurray for the Riff Raff: https://bit.ly/3n0jsfY The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity: https://bit.ly/3j3GIai ---------- Raye Zaragoza’s Website: https://bit.ly/3jkJ84k Raye Zaragoza on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3czeIcl Raye Zaragoza on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rayemusic/ Join Raye Zaragoza on Patreon: patreon.com/rayezaragoza ---------- Write for The Passages Project: https://bit.ly/3cBJW2k Follow The Passages Project on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2FVI8Wg Follow Chloe on Instagram: https://bit.ly/30g3HHY
"On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, LA based singer songwriter Raye Zaragoza plays some of her latest tunes. Raye speaks with Jen about being a social change performer, her writing process, and her fondest tour memory with Dispatch.00:00 - Intro01:01 - Raye Zaragoza06:06 - "Fight Like a Girl" - Raye Zaragoza08:54 - Raye Zaragoza18:05 - "The It Girl" - Raye Zaragoza20:42 - Raye Zaragoza30:59 - "They Say" - Raye Zaragoza33:55 - Raye Zaragoza40:54 - Outro41:25 - End"
On this episode of Songs from the Second Floor, WYCE Music Director Shane German sits down with Raye Zaragoza to discuss her life, her music, and the importance of representation in media for women of color. Raye also performs "Fight Like A Girl" and "The It Girl" from her upcoming album "Woman In Color" - out October 23rd. WYCE is an independent, commercial-free, community radio station serving the communities of Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Broadcasting on-air FM programming at 88.1 Mhz, and reaching out to the world through online streaming. Dedicated to providing an eclectic blend of under-represented music to the West Michigan community and beyond. Listener-sponsored, volunteer-powered. http://www.wyce.org WYCE is a proud service of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. http://www.grcmc.org Interview recorded on August 26, 2020