Rahel
11/02/2018
Inside Out Busan Used with Permission

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I got my 15-minutes of fame in Busan, South Korea with this wonderful interview. BeFM Busan English Radio broadcast with Michael Wheeler on the show: "Inside Out Busan" on November 2, 2018. Thank you to CLAIRE HA who "discovered" me BUSKING at Haeundae Beach and invited me to the radio station for the interview! Thank you to the producer CHO YUNJIN for her wonderful guidance! Writers Eunice Jeong & Claire Ha. Thank you to all for listening! 

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Here is the original transcript I prepared. The interview covers most of this - - - and also contains additional talk on the subject of Therapeutic Music. 

Inside Out Busan: Open Studio: BeFM Busan English Language Radio

November 2nd

 

 

 

Welcome to Inside out Busan’s Open Studio! Tonight we have a wonderful singer, music therapist, radio host who has a lot of experience in various fields. We are excited to hear about her life.

 

 

 

1. Would you introduce yourself to our listeners? 

 

  • Anyaung – Hello. My name is Rahel aka Acoustic Breezes – Rahel. 

 

 

2. You are a singer-songwriter. What sort of songs have you written before?

 

 

 

  • I would like to say I write songs but, as a Native American Indian poet wrote – I “catch” songs and bring them into our world. 

 

  • They are sometimes visual images, stories, sometimes they carry message

  • I also write music to Biblical verses. 

 

  • My guitar style is mostly fingerstyle but my songs encompass a wide variety of musical styles and genres. 

  •  3. I heard you have a special reason to come to Korea related to your music career. (You can mention idol Xia- Kim Junsu)at do you specifically do?

 

    • I am seeking audience with a well-known Korean “idol” singer – XIA – Kim Junsu. 

     

    • I have songs that sometimes can only be born into this world by others than myself. 

 

  • I have a particular song that I believe only XIA – Kim Junsu can sing. 

 

  • After many years trying to contact him from abroad the time finally came for me to come to Korea and try my best for a “live” in-person meeting. 

 

  • I have come close. I was assured that my letters have been hand-delivered to him. I hope I have planted the seeds and that one day he will accept and sing the song that is waiting for him!

 

 

 

4. You said that it's the music that has guided you and provided you with such an interesting and exciting life! And you have been working as a therapeutic musician for the past 14 years. What is a therapeutic musician & wh 

 

 

  • Since 2004 I have worked in clinical settings as a Therapeutic Music. 

 

  • Rather than entertain I serve musically those who are ill, dying – or living their last days in this world - - and anyone who can benefit from this form of energy medicine (for calm, relaxation, relief from stress or pain and such). 

 

  • Specifically I have worked in hospice and in senior homes, hospitals and sometimes I’ve been called to private homes.

 

 

 

5. So you worked at a hospital but even before that career, you were a music teacher as well? Who did you teach?

 

 

 

  • I conducted music and movement classes to newborns, infants & young children with their parents or caregivers. 

 

  • I also teach guitar to anyone interested – from age 8 to 100! 

 

 

 

6. We heard that you have lived in Israel quite some time. What was it like living in Israel?

 

 

 

  • Israel is a vibrant, exciting, growing, thriving, ancient, modern, innovative and amazing country with a super-diverse multicultural population from every corner of the world. 

 

  • It’s a place where dreams come true and a land of miracles. 

 

  • Don’t believe the negative media and propaganda against Israel. 

 

  • I encourage everyone out there to make a visit to Israel to see it and experience Israel for yourself. 

 

  • It’s a life-changing experience!

 

 

 

7. With regards to your music career, what is your most recent interest? (Busking & Healing Light Project)

 

 

 

 

  • A wonderful man named Future Moyo, artistic director of Amavevane Acapella – a vocal group from Zimbabwe in Africa - - and I formed this project three years ago.

 

  • We come together to collaborate musically as a non-threatening way to share and celebrate our cultures and traditions.

  • By coming together IN PERSON we believe we are able to take the first steps to creating a better and more peaceful world. 

 

  • Last year (March 2017) I traveled with my son to Johannesburg, South Africa for our first event. 

 

  • We performed in intimate settings such as house concerts and community centers which allowed us to meet and talk with people. 

 

  • We conducted workshops in schools and even recorded two beautiful original songs sung in English, Hebrew and Zulu! 

 

  • This year (May 2018) we met in Israel for an incredible two-week tour. 

 

  • We are seeking our next destination: will it be Korea?? 

 

 

 

 

8. Among all your past careers, you have done some radio show before. Would you tell us about that?

 

 

 

 

  • The purpose of the show was to dispel the negative impressions of Israel that people hear from the media. 

 

  • We focused on life in modern 21st century Israel telling the stories of ordinary people living in, and in support of, an extraordinary land. 

 

  • The interviews are still relevant today. 

 

 

 

 

9. Any last comments you’d like to share with us? (website)

 

 

 

  • I am currently staying here in Busan at the “Homestay Language Academy” (Jangsan station!) where I engage local Koreans in English conversation to help them improve their English language skills so that they will feel more comfortable in speaking English. 

 

  • BUSKING: I sing almost daily (Street Singing) at Haeundae Beach – where I met writer Claire Ha! 

 

  • BUSKING is an intimate and interactive activity and experience that I absolutely love. 

 

  • I meet so many people, I become part of the local scene and scenery, I get to know a place intimately and most importantly – I can continue to bring a smile to people’s faces! 

 

  • I have been singing with a talented young man from Vietnam – whom I met here in Korea while busking at Haeundae Beach. 

 

  • XIA – Kim Junsu – Please find me there!!! 

 

  • My music is available on-line. Feel free to support the arts! 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for coming to the open studio. It was a great pleasure talking with you. We extend our best wishes in your future endeavors.

 

 

 

  • Thank you for inviting me!

 

 

 

Rahel speaks with Karen & Lynn
03/09/2018

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Conservative Chic Chattin is a Nashua, NH radio program that features women; all we are and all we do. I am grateful to have had this opportunity, a day after International Women's Day (March 8th), to speak with hosts Karen and Lynn, two wonderful women themselves. It was a nice interview and chat; a wonderful send off to get started on my new life as a traveler and traveling troubadour.  Please enjoy. 

Video: https://www.facebook.com/WSMN1590/videos/1990101277918351/ 

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