Naked Song

Like a heavenly song
blissful
she whispered into my ear
a peaceable proposition -
she sang a melody to describe her vision.
And it buzzed like hummingbirds
in my ears,
and I felt her cadence -
it danced upon my tongue.
She bathed me in the kiss of her grace.
And I broke through -
it was her song,
that she whispered sweetly,
gently -
it lifted me;
it elevated me,
I could breathe.
My wings spread;
glistening,
it became Me.
The Gift She Breathed Into Me -
the day i was resuscitated by her song;
clothed again,
naked with aplomb.

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Next Music Wednesdays – DJ Competition!

I’m in a DJ Competition at the Eagle!

Make sure to like my page on Facebook for updates, giveaways and more!

My first round of entertaining is JULY 24, 2013. SAVE THE DATE!!

See ya there?

The Competition Starts July 17th!

Starts July 17th!

 

PS: Are you on my mailing list? Check it out!

Twitter + Instagram: @djnovajade

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LA Pride – June 7-9, 2013

LA PRIDE
June 7-9
Los Angeles

All you in LA!  You going to Pride? There are two chances to catch me this year at LA Pride:

  • Purple Party, Friday, June 7, 2013 (I DJ at 6PM – FREE);
  • Pride Parade, Sunday, June 9, 2013 (I’m marching with OUTFEST).

I took a couple years hiatus from being part of the Entertainment at LA Pride, and I am glad to be back.  This year, the parade will be super special – we are going to create the largest human rainbow float in the parade route. OUTFEST is representing Orange. :-)  See ya there!

For more info about the Purple Party – head to the FB Event Page.

Make sure to sign up for my mailing list to keep up with upcoming shows and important updates

Check out some Press  | LA PRIDE – Website

LA PRIDE Purple Party 2013

LA PRIDE Purple Party 2013

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Walk-A-Thon for Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services – UPDATE

WATM WalkathonSUCCESS!

The 2nd Annual 5K Walk for Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services (OYHFS) held May 19, 2013 was a HUGE success! I really enjoyed my first WalkAThon and I sincerely felt it was transformative on many levels… Thanks to the support of family & friends, I surpassed my personal fundraising goal and my team, We Are The Movement, ranked #3 overall, donating close to $1700 to OYHFS! Check out the video of my team doing a performance at the WalkAThon: We Are The Movement at OYHFS Walk-a-Thon – 05.19.13. We Are The Movement is an Arts-based nonprofit that uses House music DJing, dance and percussion style to mentor at-risk youth throughout the community, starting with those in residential/foster care homes! We have a TON of great programs forthcoming, so make sure to stay in touch with us via Facebook. For more information about Optimist please click the following link: Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services.

(Photo: We Are The Movement 2013 OYHFS WalkAThon Team)

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Walk-A-Thon for Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services

Walk-A-Thon (May 19, 2013):

I’ve made a commitment to support Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services, one of the largest residential treatment programs in California serving high-risk youth. Since its inception in 1906, Optimist has stayed true to its mission to provide culturally sensitive, comprehensive treatment, specialized education and support services to abused, neglected, or at-risk children, youth, and their families, to establish stability within families and communities.

Please join me in support of Optimist’s second annual 5K Walk 4 Youth WALKATHON. Every step you take is a commitment towards helping disadvantaged youth.

Support me as I support others by contributing to this great cause!

[See also: We Are The Movement Walk-A-Thon Team Page | We Are The Movement (Facebook)]

Learn more, donate here: http://bit.ly/12ovIF4

Learn more, donate here: http://bit.ly/12ovIF4

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Love through Music.

Kaskade – What I Say (Soft Shuffle Mix)

 

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And As I Rise

DJ Nova Jade on a flier

Nova Flies High – SeraFemme 3 (2007)

This was first written for a performance at the – at the time – one-week-old Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas…

It has since been performed in various other venues in the US and even in Israel.


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“And As I Rise”

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And as I rise
The Energy Swirls Within Me
Surging,
It pulls me upward.
Transformed,
I am free.

Weightless as the energy that consumes me
Weightless I float,
The Pulse of the Sea Propels Me
And inside,
My Passion Cries out for Peace!

So many words get spoken -
In vein,
They Bleed Untruths
Realizing our Potential,
We can learn to work Together in Groups

it’s Like A Rainbow -
Glorious the Path of Peace.
Dreaming Never gets us Home!
Stepping out we’ll only see the Way
Illuminated by Our Enthusiasm

Together we will be the Change

(Together we will be the Change…Together we will be the Change…Together we will be the Change…Together we will be the Change…Together we will be the Change…)

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written by Tera Greene, 2005

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Restless

Sometimes you have to look back to see where you are.

Here’s a poem for you to digest.

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“Restless”

I’m at a crossroad*.

 

Stuck between, do I continue to move forward or

just let it all go?

As a woman,

I’m constantly feeling driven

by my instincts,

not caring what people think,

but right now. Right now,

here -

I stand at a crossroad.

 

I’m dealing with the catch 22 of being strong and powerful,

a black woman,

with missions and goals,

with a voice too ferocious to cage in a stronghold,

yet truth be told,

I want to use this voice to tell you that my heart is shutting down,

that I feel alone

and unsupported

and because of this,

I’m feeling restless and volatile.

 

I am at a crossroad.

 

In silence, I’m being cautious,

because when you speak as a woman,

instantly we can be labeled as bitches.

But I don’t want to stay silenced,

so hear this:

 

I’m looking to be loved in all my glory,

as an artist, a musician,

as a rainbow fairy.

I want to know that you’ll show up when you say you will,

and that if I offer you a gift,

it’s because it’s just simply how I feel.

 

I don’t want for much else,

just to be understood,

and even more so, I don’t care about being understood,

as long as if I get frustrated, angry and

show

any emotion

other than

what you are used to of me,

you won’t run away,

thinking I’m “too hood” or crazy.

 

I am educated, fascinated by many things, and respectfully, I incorporate my

experiences into my Being.

 

I am what I am. That I know.

But I can’t help but feel restless, standing in front of these two roads.

Because as a woman,

I have an image to uphold.

 

Though-

I don’t fit into your box, don’t jump @ the sound of tickin’ alarm clocks.

I wear my heart on my sleeve, speak my Honesties,

and I am vulnerable when I speak my mind about things

that I just can’t

seem

to get,

see,

or agree upon for fear of feeling

silly.

 

I am stuck. Standing.

Waiting to go long

or say

“So Long”,

to give up now and rise into the clouds.

To be amongst the angels,

my beloved universe,

that lifts me up even when

I’m spiraling down.

 

I am stuck, thinking maybe I should just cheer up.

Because when I look around, I have so much to be thankful for.

Things like the loyalty of a few friends,

and being able to sip clean water out of a favorite cup.

 

As a woman, I was bred to not be selfish. To give

Over myself to others,

but my family is small;

no sisters, no brothers, no mother and no grandmother,

just a father, and his father,

my grandpa,

So all I know is being of service to others.

 

All I know is trying to get close to others,

because humanity needs each other,

and oh like no other,

I need music to cure me of these feelings because sometimes I. Feel. Down.

Right.

Gloomy.

 

And it grabs me so hard sometimes,

that I feel like being a woman impales me,

because I feel like the curse in my family

has come to me and I’ll always

have to grapple with not feeling invisibility.

 

I am at a crossroads.

 

I am at a fork in the road, each one nudging me in the direction to go.

The channel to cross,

the tickling of the piano -

a melody in my heart that I have to constantly remind

to tell me

“it’s OK to grow”.

 

My budding dreams, budding

wings,

blossoming,

so all I know is that I’m standing here,

scared as hell,

but I know this will all be good

and it is.

And it will.

 

Nova Jade* – 86.08

*Writer’s Note: Crossroad is rarely written in the singular.  I don’t give a damn.

 

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Watch Queerer Than Thou

 

Award-Winning Queerer Than Thou has screened at over 50 LGBT film festivals on four continents.
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Queerer Than Thou is a short comedy that tackles the age-old question of “Who is the queerest of them all?” With a cast representing many diverse aspects of the LGBT/Queer community, Queerer Than Thou explores the boundaries of identity, and the tensions that frequently exist along these borderlands. Through off-beat humor and a surreal dance-off finale, Queerer Than Thou pokes fun at LGBT/Queer communities from within.

Booking/Inquiries: queererthanthoufilm@gmail.com

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The Misty Morning Dew

I just took out my dreads after 5 years in the making.  I already feel the new Energy.  Peace, World.  Make that change and Shine on!

The Misty Morning Dew Hits My Face. A distant siren, I hear. My Womanly Period started a day early… And it’s all flowing with the Energy of my New Hair…

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