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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!!




About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher is a natural connector, who got her start in media through Michigan radio in 1980. She soon traveled west and has worked at legendary radio stations such as KTYD Santa Barbara, KGB, KSON and K-BEST 95 in San Diego. She also received the prestigious Marconi Award for her work on 98.1 KIFM.

Her natural curiosity led her to expand her business by including marketing and social media. When anyone asks her what she does for a living she responds; "I connect inspired people with one another, especially those with a desire to help others."

Jane has been involved in many international missions. She is part of a team for the past five years that has been building homes in Tijuana for families in need. She has also 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. Recently she was in the Dominican Republic on humanitarian mission.

After years in broadcasting, voiceover and social media she is finally answering her true calling. Writing. Her forth-coming book(s) deal with her fascination and connection with souls that have transitioned. She is actively in research mode and writing daily. Her show on Empower~ The Next Room is part of her attraction process and research for her book.