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Forward Ever, Backward Never with Nadir Omowale

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Forward Ever, Backward Never with Nadir Omowale

Nadir_555096441.jpegJane invited her friend Nadir Omowale on the show to talk about the release of his new single “Run” a song about stamina and perseverance. Lyrically the protagonist is running for his life, but metaphorically, “Run” is in many ways, a symbolic story of daily struggle for every Black person on the planet. From the slave catcher’s hounds, from the Klansman’s noose, from oppression, from discrimination, from the police, we’re constantly running. And failure isn’t an option. “If I let them catch me, I’m as good as dead.” Join Jane & Nadir for an in-depth conversation about not what we can do, but what we can be. Forward Ever, Backward Never on The Next Room.

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Nadir_3_672698021.jpgArtist, Producer, Consultant and Creative Strategist Nadir Omowale has reached something akin to a crescendo moment, on the symphonic journey of his musical career…He has become a critical favorite in the world of funk rock, due to the insightful lyrics and blazing musicology of his past few recordings. Through his social justice activism and advocacy, he is viewed as a clear Nadir_Run_529418049.jpegvoice for reason and a community leader. He is held in great regard as an insightful music producer, as an inspired music curator as co-founder of events such as the Michigan State Fair All-Star Mega Jam, and as a compassionate and dedicated mentor of budding musicians and songwriters, in his role as coach and co-creator of the Michigan State Fair Superstar contest, since it’s inception in 2014. At the same time, Nadir wields global influence in his role as international marketing director and creative consultant for Asian music technology manufacturer Icon Pro Audio.

So, what then is the next, natural evolution, from this moment of multi-faceteted career satisfaction? MORE FUNK, MORE FUN, MORE TRUTH, MORE JUSTICE, MORE JOY... MORE of EVERTHING... Please!!

 



 

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About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher has always been a natural connector who has enjoyed a successful career in media and the music industry, most notably at major radio stations in San Diego and Santa Barbara. Several years ago, she stepped away from terrestrial radio when Empower Radio reached out and asked her to create a show about her passion. The Next Room podcast was born.

Demystifying death daily, she interviews professionals and practitioners from diverse backgrounds about death, dying, grief, beliefs and cultural traditions surrounding the journey we all must ultimately make. The show airs across 11 platforms and has connected her with extraordinary people throughout this community. The Next Room has recently become the official podcast of the Beautiful Dying Expo.

Jane is also passionate about being involved in mission work. She has been part of a team for over five years that has built homes in Tijuana for families in need through Lutheran Border Concerns. She has traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless, Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo, and Armenia to work with women and children in the small village of Amre Taza. Most recently, she was on a humanitarian mission in the Dominican Republic. 

Her book, The Next Room is a story transcending space and time, of a relationship between mother and daughter that grew stronger through death. Written together, by initially enlisting interpretation through a psychic medium, The Next Room takes us on a daughter's journey through learning eternal life lessons on forgiveness, grief, grace, gratitude, and the limitless love of all, God.

Jane lives in San Diego with her husband, Tom. She is now answering her passion-filled purpose and writing daily alongside her puppy and muse, Mamba.