Lebanese-American songstress, performer, and educator, Naima Shalhoub joins us in studio for a soul-filled conversation on how she found her voice through music and the power that comes with that kind of expression. A series of gut-based decisions in her life led her to make her innermost passion a reality and to share the stage with the likes of heavyweights Cornel West and Angela Davis. Shalhoub tells us how she goes from an advanced degree in cultural anthropology to facilitating weekly music sessions with incarcerated women inside San Francisco County jail. She’s currently working on the release of her debut album which she recorded inside a jail, “Live in San Francisco Jail”, due out in December.
Naima Shalhoub’s music featured in this episode:
Herstory of Soul (featured at the beginning and end of the episode)
Ferguson Gaza – Live at the Sound Room
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize – Live in San Francisco County Jail
Caged Bird Sings – Live at the Sound Room
Theme song: Muqata’a – Ahya’ (Instrumental) @boikutt