Music Journeys continues to spotlight among the Columbus musicians participating in CAPA’s newest spherical of on-line performances with the gifted Amber Knicole. Her CAPA session takes place Saturday evening at 7, and he or she plans a musical theater-themed set. Right here on Music Journeys, Amber shares what she’s been as much as through the pandemic and her ideas on the rebellion for racial justice and equality. She talks about her love of music and even shares a preview of a tune from MojoFlo’s upcoming launch. Thanks for listening.   

Perpetual Conduit of Positivity or PCP as Amber Knicole and her band MojoFlo name it, got here out earlier this 12 months earlier than the coronavirus pandemic struck america and previous to the various protests towards racism and police brutality. As Knicole and Mojoflo proceed work on their first launch since 2014, the tune represents the band’s mantra. 

“We actually have at all times been energetic and optimistic,” Knicole stated. “We wish to be uplifting. It is actually nuts how this all did find yourself occurring. In that tune, we are saying be a lightweight. If all of us maintain our mild shining, then we may also help one another.” 

Perpetual Conduit of Positivity performs…

“We’re at all times in some form of time particularly as black folks in America,” Knicole continued. “We have at all times been adapting to the occasions. A part of that’s making an attempt to be sure to’re not too emotionally exhausted. I discovered a method to take part that suited me. I name it an rebellion. I do not agree with the label of protest essentially. I believe it is an rebellion. It is not simply black folks. I have been impressed. I have been to a couple marches. Simply to see the range. There’s lots of people simply making an attempt to do the proper factor and making an attempt to be supportive. We’ve got time to ingest this motion at the moment in a manner we have by no means had the time to do. It is thrilling. It is exhausting. It is encouraging. It is unhappy as a result of there’s been a relentless state of inequality on this nation. It is sophisticated and complicated. I recognize with the ability to make artwork throughout this time and to have the ability to assist as greatest I can.”  

Watcha Suppose About That performs…

Music has at all times been a coping mechanism, a supply of consolation, a guiding mild, and a connector for Knicole. Born in Japan, she moved steadily as her dad and mom served within the Air Pressure and developed a love of music at an early age. 

“I began singing at about four years previous,” Knicole recalled. “My first reminiscence is definitely kids’s choir rehearsing. I keep in mind the brown steel chairs and all of us studying youngsters songs. I’ve at all times cherished to sing. I do know it is on my household’s aspect. I believe it is in my spirit, in my blood. I’ve cherished it ever since I can keep in mind.” 

Dance performs…

“I used to be at Capital and deliberate to go to regulation college,” Knicole mirrored. “I simply could not do it. I could not take three extra years of faculty at the moment. I could not think about not making an attempt to pursue this profession. I simply determined to go for it. It is the primary grownup choice I made. I used to be then accepted to American Musical Dramatic Academy in New York Metropolis. As a substitute of leaving for AMDA, I joined MojoFlo, and the remainder is historical past.” 

As she displays on these 12 years with MojoFlo, Ready – the band’s first single along with her – involves thoughts. 

Ready performs…  

“I wrote the lyrics and melody to it,” Knicole stated of Ready. “However I came upon years later what I had written because the refrain, the fellows had meant to be the verse. Over their verse music, I wrote a refrain and over their refrain music I wrote a verse. We made it work. I can not hear it some other manner. It was very autobiographical. It’s the quintessential younger girl popping out into the world for the primary time. Numerous improvement occurred. We labored so laborious in these early days. We work laborious now, however we’re extra strategic about it as a result of we could be. At one level, we had three weekly gigs, nonetheless rehearsed and had two extra gigs that week. That tune is MojoFlo 1.0, an unique. That tune may have a gentle spot for me, as a result of it was the start of life as I do know it now.” 

Somebody To Love performs…

Because the band places the ending touches on its first lengthy type launch, Knicole gave Music Journeys a bit preview of the subsequent single popping out quickly.

Simply Maintain Holding On over the cellphone…

“We hadn’t meant to launch it as we’re releasing it,” Knicole defined of the soon-to-be-released tune. “It was simply purported to be a part of the album popping out later this 12 months. We determined to place it out and do one thing totally different with it. I believe I am most happy with that. We have been remotely working with totally different musicians to place this collectively. I’m happy with myself for persevering with to make music, regardless that it’s laborious proper now and the longer term is unsure. This album because it’s been creating has actually develop into autobiographical for the group, for myself.” 

M.M.I.A. performs…

“I believe I can not clarify what music means, as a result of music is how I clarify,” Knicole stated. “Music is how I course of. I take advantage of music for every part. Proper now I can hear a bit little bit of music. If there is a hum of a machine exterior, I discover myself harmonizing with that hum. For me, music is actually every part. I get up to music, I take heed to it always. I’ve had a rising and evolving relationship with music. As I made music my career, you find yourself having to make time to take pleasure in your self and simply be a listener. Music is a continuing trainer for me. No matter section of life I am in. I hear. Simply pausing and experiencing the entire expertise at one time. Giving your self time to only hear and never be doing one thing else.”   

House to You performs…

“The factor in regards to the arts and music, they’ve at all times survived every part,” Kincole stated. “I believe the panorama will probably be totally different. How we entry issues will probably be totally different. We’ll by no means in all probability return to life as we knew it. Even when it’s not by no means, we’re an extended methods out. I’ve religion. We are going to adapt as we at all times have as artists, as folks. This isn’t the primary time going by way of a pandemic. Music has survived by way of the ages and thru all types of disasters. We simply should adapt to the best way that we entry it and the best way that we ship it.”



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