So, you scanned the code and now you're here! Welcome, and I hope you enjoy your Harmony Bar!
As a multisensory artist, I am called to explore by the many ways that sensory experiences can intersect to convey ideas, tell stories, and shape our life experiences. As "texture" and "flavour" are words we can use to describe characteristics of both music and food, I wanted to create and share a ritual that involves both!
Take a bite, scroll down, press play and allow the textures and flavours of sound and taste to lovingly guide your experience.
Scroll down even further to learn about the art and artists that inspired this creation.
Naomi Grace, artist and founder of Melanin Rising
I'm taking my freedom/putting it in my stroll/I'll be high-steppin' y'all/letting the joy unfold
"Golden" is a song co-written* and performed by African American multidisciplinary artist, Jill Scott, whose artistic career has showcased her on the world stage as an actor, poet, musician, model and podcast host. "Golden" is her first single from her third album Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2, released in 2004. The song is played in the films Beauty Shop (2005), Obsessed (2009) and What Men Want (2019).
This song is my self-esteem anthem, and Ms Scott's powerful gospel-style vocals speak right to the soul. The repeated mantra, "livin' my life like it's golden", affirms the power and preciousness of life and being, speaking life into me when I need a little "boost".
*co-written by Jill Scott and Anthony Bell
Livin' my life like it's golden
Livin' my life like it's golden, golden
When I think of "gold", I think of high-vibrational energy, vitality, royalty, the warmth of the sun and divinity... all of the things that this song embodies and I hope to emulate in this delicious offering. Warm ginger invigorates the senses and increases circulation, sea salt to stimulate digestion and nourish the adrenals, while dark chocolate boldy opens the heart.
Stay golden. Give thanks. NG.
Jill Heather Scott (born April 4, 1972) is an American singer, songwriter, model, poet and actress. Her 2000 debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum, and the follow-ups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 (2004) and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 (2007) both achieved gold status.
Scott made her film debut in 2007 in Hounddog and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?. In 2008, she starred in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, based on the novels of the same name by Alexander McCall Smith. After a four-year hiatus from music, Scott released her fourth album, The Light of the Sun, in 2011. In 2014, she starred in the film Get on Up as the second wife of James Brown. In 2015, she released her fifth album, Woman.Starting in 2018 Scott appeared in The CW DC Comics superhero series Black Lightning as Lady Eve.
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