FolkAid

Losang Samten

We hear from Losang Samten, a master sand mandala artist and the spiritual director of several Tibetan Buddhist Centers in North America, including the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia. A National Heritage and Pew Fellow, Samten once served as the personal attendant to the 14th Dalai Lama. He is also an expert teacher of intricate sand art forms, which birth a variety of temporary sacred spaces.

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Susan Watts

In this episode, we speak with Susan Hoffman-Watts, a renowned Klezmer trumpeter, vocalist, composer, and arranger. Susan speaks about being a fourth-generation Klezmer and how music is an essential part of her family history. She also discusses the role Jewish folk music plays in the community endurance and cathartic healing.

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Fatu Gayflor

In this episode, Fatu tells her story of singing in refugee camps in Africa, immigrating to the United States, and how she uses music to cope with the loss of her son during the Liberian Civil War.

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