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Love is Contagious, with Taja Sevelle!

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Airing the 1st Saturday of each month @ 2:00 PM  EDT on R&B Flavors, with behind the scenes additions and added music!

Airing the 4th Tuesday of each month @ 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST on HealthyLife.net,

Love is Contagious with Taja Sevelle is an uplifting hour of introspective conversations with celebrities and remarkable personalities, as well as music, and more. The program features two main segments: Words of Wisdom which delves into the lives of featured personalities revealing the wisdom they have gained through their experiences; and Healing Our World From The Root  which highlights people who contribute philanthropic work and acts of goodness to uplift our world.

Join me as I host conversations with Montel Williams, Burt Bacharach, Bigg Slice, Antonia Bennett, Max Tucci and many other captivating guests!

Love is Contagious, with Taja Sevelle
Produced and Created by: Taja Sevelle

Engineered by: Jezreel Santos
HealthyLife.net Engineer: Jay C


 Sponsored by:

Zoom, CYBOC, Birmingham Chocolate, Eli Tea, Dr. Joel Kahn, Urban Farming Family, Ms. Gail Carr/SkinTech, Telly’s Greenhouse, and Matrix Music & Enterprises

Upcoming Conversations

HEALTHYLIFE.NET Show information
 

26 JULY, 2022  

 Segment: Words of Wisdom–   

Jimmy Locust: Jimmy Locust has worked with top entertainment industry stars such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Quincy Jones and Debbie Allen. He has been featured in iconic music videos and films including Rhythm Nation 1814 and the wedding dance sequence of Coming to America. He has performed at the Grammy Awards, Academy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. He is the founder and Artistic Director/Owner of Locust Performing Arts Center in Stamford, Connecticut and Locust Dance Academy in Miramar, Florida. Locust is also Founder The Locust Foundation to mitigate bullying and provide educational resources for students and families. Jimmy is an icon in the dance world, and this interview will inspire and entertain you!  

Segment: Healing Our World From the Root:  

Maureen Kaiser Maureen is a self-published singer and songwriter with 5 albums and several singles under her belt. She founded Mayham Lane and she co-wrote two songs Taja Sevelle’s upcoming CD.  A kind-hearted philanthropist, she has served on the board of Forgotten Harvest, which delivers 144,000 pounds of surplus food per day to families in need with fresh, nutritious food. A successful entrepreneur, Maureen also donates to several important causes, including Urban Farming! She is thoughtful and brilliant- this is a very special interview! 

23 AUGUST, 2022  Show Guests:   

Segment: Words of Wisdom–   

Royce Morales: Royce Morales has authored several books and she is the show host of “Listen Up, with Royce Morales.” Royce founded Perfect Life Awakening, which is the groundbreaking, spiritually-based program that helps you transform from triggered to empowered!  Royce’s famed, “Power Your Life” guided inner-exploration sessions help individuals reach self-acceptance and understanding. Her innovative approach combines trail-blazing information along with experiential inner discovery work and real-world application. This interview is so informative and motivating— it is a rare treat to have Royce on the show and I hope you join us! 

Segment: Healing Our World From the Root:  

NEW—Taja’s “Pop-Up Interviews:   Shining a bright light on rising talent, Taja’s “Pop-Up Interviews” feature short, comprehensive interviews with intriguing talented individuals who are making a meaningful mark in the world, writing their own legacies as they live their passion! 

Today’s Pop-Up Interviews feature: 

DJ Cavem: DJ Cavem is a rising star in the world of urban agriculture, music, and healthy eating! He has performed at the Obama White House, featured in Oprah Magazine, on the Rachael Ray Show, and has shared the stage with Nick Jonas, Public Enemy, 2 Chains, Questlove, and Wyclef among others. DJ Cavem, known also as Chef I-Tef has been planting healthy food for his community numerous years, and has made it his lifelong mission to help others grow healthy, organic food. Multi-talented, he is also a music artist and a fantastic chef! Hats off to DJ Cavem in this informative Pop-Up Interview!  

Chef Trav (Michael Travis): Chef Trav’s name is quickly becoming well known!  He has been featured in numerous media outlets including Fox 2 News, and in articles around the United States. Chef Trav is an amazing and passionate chef with an innate sense and flair for versatile taste, vegan specialties, presentation, and use of spices from around the world. One of the original Urban Farming veterans who helped build the Urban Farming mission and educational message around the United States for nearly 10 years, Chef Trav has a unique perspective on life, food, and healthy eating. We salute Chef Trav in this Pop-Up Interview that you will not want to miss! 

 

R & B Flavors show information

6 August, 2022  

Segment: Words of Wisdom
 
Montel Williams, a conversation with the legendary talk show host and author. Montel shares with us his many words of wisdom, including what he thinks our world needs in the moment to sustain our global family. 
 

Segment: Healing Our World From the Root 

 Aaron Tardos, avidly studies and practices Healthy Communication including Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication methods. Aaron shares critical information with us about Nonviolent Communication and Healthy Communication, including tips to help heal our relationships. 

Les Daggs, a Market and Analytical Researcher, Business and Personal Development Consultant, Les shares his perspective on uniqueness and Healthy Communication. 

3 September, 2022  Show Guests:  

Segment: Words of Wisdom–  

Antonia Bennett, Singer/Songwriter, and daughter of the legendary, Tony Bennett. She was onstage with Count Basie at the age of 5, grew up around Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, and of course,              her own Father, the iconic Tony Bennett. What  wisdom did she gain from those experiences? Antonia and I discuss it all, along with her new projects and… we listen to her music in this episode!                      www.antoniabennett.com  

Segment: Healing Our World From The Root- 

Dr. Joel Kahn,  famed cardiologist known as America’s Healthy Heart Doctor, and bestselling author. Dr. Khan has been featured several times on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Dr. Phil, and many more. A lifelong vegan, he shares important healthy heart information in this informative, upbeat segment. Dr. Kahn is also a supporter of several charities, and he has a…GREAT HEART! www.drjoelkahn.com 

 

Music

A Fine Place reached a quarter of a million “listens” in its first week! 

Taja’s latest release, A Fine Place, is touching hearts around the world.

Little Diva reached Top 30 on the Billboard Dance Club Charts in the U.S!

Belber, the iconic heritage handbag and luggage company, joined up with Taja Sevelle for the U.S. launch of Taja’s new song, Little Diva. In April, 2017. 

Belber designed an exclusive, Limited Edition, Little Diva Tribeca Tote, especially for the launch of Taja Sevelle’s, Little Diva.  This handmade, leather tote is numbered on the inside, with an exceptional artist’s rendering of Taja, in natural grained leather.  Certificate of authenticity included, benefits two charities, only 200 units available worldwide!  Purchase here.

Currently recording under her independent label, Matrix Music, Taja’s new music is available on AmazoniTunes and other online outlets.

The first song Taja wrote, Love is Contagious, became a charted Billboard hit in America and Europe, reaching Top7 in England. Taja has written songs with renowned writers around the world including, Burt Bacharach, Thom Bell, Prince and Nile Rodgers.  She has singing and songwriting credits on over 3.5 million CDs sold.  Subsequent to her deal with Prince, after a bidding war with 9 major record labels, Taja signed a deal with Sony 550, and released her third CD, Toys of Vanity. 

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Books

Taja Sevelle has written three books—a non-fiction titled From The Root, A Memoir and A Philosophy for Balance in Our World, and two unpublished novels, Rain on a River and 49 Days. She has co-written a script for 49 Days and is currently working on her new novel, The Joke.

From The Root is available on Amazon.  

REVIEWS:

From The Root, A Memoir and A Philosophy for Balance in Our World, By Taja Sevelle.

     “Taja’s experience and insights provide us with an important approach to bringing our world into balance.”

– Nile Rodgers, Music Producer, Author.

     “Taja shares her insight, experiences and research in a clear and concise way, leading the reader to the realization that a world of compassion and empathy is not only possible but probable and easily within our reach. At a time in history when these goals are essential, this book is a refreshing must read!”

-Shawn King, Actress/Singer and Larry King, TV/Radio Host formerly with CNN.

     “Taja Sevelle weaves a tapestry of her amazing life with a powerful plan for recovery and balance. The presence of practical and actionable steps to better our health, our communities and the planet make this required reading to reclaim the harmony in which we deserve to live and raise families.”

-Joel Kahn, M.D. Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Author of “The Whole Heart Solution.

     “Taja Sevelle’s vision of a world united by global farming provides a prime example of how small steps on a local level can translate to big gains in our global environment.”

– Professor David Lea, Department of Earth Science, University of California.

Recording Artist, Taja Sevelle, who signed her first record deal with the legendary artist, Prince, outlines a courageous plan for bringing the world into balance, and shares the reasons she put her music career on the “back burner” to start the nonprofit organization Urban Farming®. Her blueprint for balance includes recapturing trillions of dollars of wasted capital, and reallocating it into areas that will better serve both our economically challenged communities, as well as our economically vibrant communities. With chronicles of risk-taking vision, extensive research, and rare personal experiences, Taja offers a formula for integrity in business, personal, social, and political relationships, as well as world affairs. She shares how fundamental “root” principles are essential for the restoration and balance of mental, physical, and spiritual health within our global family. 

While recording her third CD for Sony Records in Detroit, Taja saw widespread poverty and vast stretches of unused land—a memory she would not forget. With three community gardens and a global vision to “Create an Abundance of Food for All in Our Generation,” Taja started Urban Farming, which went on to ignite a global gardening movement. Within six years, there were over 56,000 gardens within the Urban Farming Global Food Chain® Urban Farming has been featured in over 30,000 media stories including The Ellen Show, Good Morning America, The Montel Williams Show, the BBC, CNN, FOX, NPR, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

From The Root vibrates with the inspiration, innovation, and perseverance of a brilliant and passionate artist who put her first love—music—on hold to address some tough global issues. 


Book Cover of One Last Lunch

One Last Lunch

Author and recording artist, Taja Sevelle has contributed a moving piece about a lunch with the iconic music artist, Prince, in Erica Heller’s One Last Lunch.

 “One Last Lunch is a powerful, surprise-filled read that is as charming and funny as it is moving.”

—Helen Mirren

Taja Sevelle’s lunch with Prince takes place in the Beverly Hills Hotel in California, and gives the reader a window into a heartwarming relationship between the two close friends.

Charming and uplifting, the fabled lunch is peppered with Taja’s selections of real-life shared moments with Prince, revealing humor, social awareness, and of course, menu proclivities.

One Last Lunch: A Final Meal with Those Who Meant So Much to Us (Abrams Press; May 12, 2020; U.S $25.00; Hardcover.) Available also on Amazon

Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to sit down, break bread, and just talk? Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to ask those unasked questions, or share those unvoiced feelings? In One Last Lunch, Heller, an acclaimed memoirist herself, has asked friends and family of authors, artists, musicians, comedians, actors, and others, to recount one such fantastic repast. Kirk Douglas asks his father what he thought of him becoming an actor. Taja Sevelle asks Prince piercing questions. Sara Moulton dines with her friend Julia Child. Richard Lewis has lunch with Jonathan Winters. These richly imagined stories are endlessly revealing, about the subject, the writer, the passage of time, regret, gratitude, and the power of enduring love.

Conversations in the book include:

·         Daniel Bellow (son) and Saul Bellow

·         Carinthia West (friend, collaborator) and David Bowie

·         Lee Clow (collaborator, friend) and Steve Jobs

·         Elizabeth Mailer (daughter) and Norman Mailer

·         Taja Sevelle (protégé, close friend) and Prince

·         Rain Pryor (daughter) and Richard Pryor

·         Cameron West (acquaintance) and Robin Williams

·         Richard Lewis (close comedy pal) and Jonathan Winters

·         Erica Heller (daughter) and Joseph Heller (Author of Catch 22.)

About the Author

Erica Heller is the author of the memoir Yossarian Slept Here; a novel, Splinters; and 300 Ways to Say No to a Man, a humor book illustrated by Seymour Chwast. She has contributed to the New York Observer, Huffington Post, and other publications.


 

Rain on a River

Set in present day, this mystery and romance centers around the lives of Lastlia Priscilla States and Alden Bain Thearou. They realize a foe is in their midst, and as they begin to unravel the mystery of their past lives, they are gripped with finding out who their enemy is in the present.  It soon becomes a matter of life and death. Lastlia and Alden are torn apart and highly misunderstood as the mystery takes unexpected twists of fate.

Rain On A River 1 ART367104 FRONT COVER USE Cot, Pierre-August (1837-1883), The Storm, 1880, Oil on canvas, 92 ¼ x 61 ¾ In. (234.3 x 156.8 cm). Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887 (87.15.134). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, U.S.A. Image copyright© The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Image source: Art Resource, NY

 

Schedule

New Release 2021: Taja Sevelle’s new song, I’m Still Here, is the first single from her forthcoming full-length CD.

Link to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QZB2I8Zyw4

Available on Online Stores including

Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Im-Still-Here/dp/B08T65GHKB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=taja+sevelle+I%27m+still+Here&qid=1612298080&s=music&sr=1-1

iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/im-still-here-single/1549166850

New song release on December 1, 2020.  Stay tuned!

Election Day Messages – World affairs filming and election messaging on Twitter on November 3, 2020.

Taja Sevelle on Montel Williams’ FREE THINKING podcast on October 29, 2020

Taja Sevelle is featured in Authority Magazine on October 20, 2020! She talks about her new book in the Female Disruptors article.

Taja Sevelle interviewed by Chris Cuomo on Sirius XM’s “Let’s Get After It” on November 19, 2019.

Taja will be interviewed on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 at 9:15amEST on WKNY Radio’s “Warren in the Morning”. 

Taja Sevelle Interviewed on November 26, 2019 by Cyrus Webb on his podcast “Let’s Have a Conversation”

Taja Sevelle Interviewed on November 7, 2019 on KMOJ 89.9 Minneapolis, MN Radio Station where she formally DJ’d.

Tune in to hear about Taja’s book and Healing Our World From The Root with Hank Garner on the Author Stories Podcast!

Sunday, December 1st, 8:30am ET- Taja will be interviewed on The Steve Hood Show, Detroit Wants 2 Know, which airs on WKBD TV 50 at 8:30 AM in the Detroit Media Market and on HULU.

Tuesday, November 26th, 10:30am EST- Taja will be interviewed live by Cyrus Webb at Conversations Radio.

Wednesday, November 20th, 1pm CT (2pm ET, 11am PT)- Taja will be interviewed live by Hank Garner with Author Stories Podcasts. 

Thursday, November 7th, 2019- Taja will be interviewed by Q Bear at KMOJ Radio 3-4pm. She will be promoting her new book, new music, and the good old times at KMOJ!

September 22nd, 2019- Taja will be interviewed by Max Tucci, of La Talk Radio’s “Max & Friends”. Part 2 will air 8pm PT (11pm ET), Sunday September 22nd. Listen Live at http://www.latalkradio.com (channel one!) Thanks to @maxtucci @latalkradio #MAXandFriends

September 19th, 2019- Taja will be interviewed by Chris Cuomo at 1pm.

September 15th, 2019- Taja will be interviewed by Max Tucci, of La Talk Radio’s “Max & Friends”. Part 1 will air 8pm PT (11pm ET), Sunday September 15th. Listen Live at http://www.latalkradio.com (channel one!) Thanks to @maxtucci @latalkradio #MAXandFriends

September 14, 2019- Taja will attend the Opening Reception of “A Fine Line”, an art exhibit at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY. The exhibit will feature, among others, South Korean artist CHO Yea Jae, who will also be attending the Opening Reception, 6-8pm.

 

August 22, 2019- The Purple Current will interview Taja Sevelle at 12:00 noon (CST), on Minnesota Public Radio. Catch the interview here!

 

July 23, 2019- Next Level Leader will interview Taja Sevelle on Tuesday, July 23 at 2:15pm (CST).

 

June 8, 2019Book Launch: VIP Event 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: The official international  book launch of Taja Sevelle’s new book, From The Root, A Memoir and A Philosophy for Balance in Our World, At the PRN (Prince) Alumni Foundation Global Gala, mix and mingle with Prince Alumni– Taja will speak and sign books. Deluxx Fluxx Club, 1274 Library Street, Detroit, Michigan. Catch Taja’s Speech here!

9:00 PM: Dance and celebrate Prince’s music with special guest DJ’s, Prince Alumni and surprise guests! 

 

June 2, 2019- Live Interview with Chuck Stokes on WXYZ Detroit

 

May 28, 2019- Live Interview with Greg Dunmore at Pulsebeat TV

 

May 11, 2019– Urban Farming Mother’s Day Free Plant Giveaway, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, A Place Called Home, 2830 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011

Catch the recap slideshow here!

 

May 4, 2019– Urban Farming Pre-Mother’s Day Free Plant Giveaway, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd, Detroit, MI 48235

 

May 3, 2019Live Interview, Fox 2 News, Detroit, Michigan

Speaking

Taja Sevelle speaks all over the world and has been a keynote speaker in more than 85 public engagements, including: the Yale Sustainable Agriculture Panel; The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Songwriters Panel in New York; the National Black Caucus Panel on Food Deserts in Washington, D.C. and The Farm Credit Council Convention in Washington, D.C. She has received several notable awards for her philanthropic work.

Please refer to the Schedule for current speaking engagements.

 

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