Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
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Triad Theater
158 W 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023

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Carla Sullivan
Daniel's Music Foundation

A transformational experience of live performances that explores and celebrates the healing force of music


Please join us on Tuesday, September 17th at the Triad Theater, for the Power of Music Concert Series - presented by Daniel's Music Foundation and One Vision Music. Enjoy moving performances by Dina Fanai and Bob Kinkel, as well as the Co-Founder of Daniel's Music Foundation, Daniel Trush with Artistic Director, Gerard Powers plus other special guests, as they share their own personal experiences of the transformative power of music. All proceeds benefit Daniel's Music Foundation programs. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Daniel J. Watts - Daniel J. Watts has appeared in eight Broadway shows including Hamilton, In The Heights and Memphis. Off Broadway he has starred as the title character in Suzan-Lori Parks' "Death of the Last Black Man in the Entire World AKA The Negro Book of the Dead" (Signature Theatre) & "Whorl Inside A Loop" (2nd Stage). He received the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Sammy Davis, Jr opposite Dule Hill in the world premiere Peoples Light production of Lights Out: Nat King Cole. TV credits include recurring roles on NBC's Blindspot, and HBO's Vinyl & The Deuce; The Good Wife (CBS); Blue Bloods (CBS); Odd Mom Out (Bravo); The Night Of (HBO); Boardwalk Empire (HBO); Person of Interest (CBS); Broad City (Comedy Central); & Smash (NBC). Film: Breakup at a Wedding; Among Brothers; & Freedom. He currently appears as "Felony" in Tracy Morgan's new comedy series The Last OG on TBS. Watts will star as Ike Turner in the upcoming Broadway musical TINA.
An accomplished spoken word artist, in 2012 Watts launched WattsWords Productions.  "Daniel J. Watts' The Jam" an homage to his great grandmother who made homemade jam from scratch and gave away what she couldn't eat herself, is a spoken word/storytelling experience fusing a live band, song, dance and multimedia where Watts encourages audiences to focus on social similarities opposed to differences. Most recently, his work is featured in the young adult anthology "How I Resist" edited by New York Times Best Seller Maureen Johnson for Wednesday Books/Macmillan.
An educator, Watts has also served as an adjunct professor of NYU's Tisch New Studio. He teaches his own course on how to truly engage in one's self in order to contribute meaningful and personal artistic work. 
BFA Graduate Elon University Music Theatre Program. 2011 Young Alumnus Award Recipient. 2017 Paul Robeson Citation Award nominee. For original work visit www.wattswords.com @dwattswords


Alyson CambridgeAmerican soprano Alyson Cambridge, hailed by critics as “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative” (Washington Post), noted for her “powerful, clear voice” (New York Times) and “revelatory, sensual, smoky readings” (Opera News) is one of the most diverse and compelling vocal artists on the scene today. Her rich, warm soprano, combined with her strikingly beautiful stage presence have brought her over a decade of successes on the world’s leading opera and concert stages, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, among others, as well as recent debuts Paris, Warsaw, Beijing, and other musical capitals throughout Europe and Asia. Alyson's debut album, “FROM THE DIARY OF SALLY HEMINGS,” a song-cycle by acclaimed American composer William Bolcom, premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall to rave reviews, and her newest album, "UNTIL NOW", a mix of jazz, pop, and musical theater standards was released in January 2016 on the Naxos imprint Suite 28 Records, and is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

 Engagements include several operatic role debuts, as well as her Broadway debut in ROCKTOPIA, a new classical duets album recording, ”Sisters In Song”, with soprano Nicole Cabell, and a tour of her jazz/crossover album “Until Now”.  Alyson will return to The Metropolitan Opera and Florentine Opera for her role debuts as Hanna in THE MERRY WIDOW, and debut with Opera Carolina and Toledo Opera in the title role of CARMEN.  Concert engagements include “A Night at the Opera” concert performances with the Lake Forest Symphony, a solo concert with the Milwaukee Symphony, a recital with The Laguna Beach Music Festival, and a New York recital performance of “From the Diary of Sally Hemings”. As part of Ms. Cambridge's personal mission, and with a strong desire to give back and make an impact beyond the traditional confines of the theater, she lends her time and talent to charities and causes close to her heart, including the Fresh Air Fund, Sing for Hope, The Humane Society, K9s for Warriors, Hope for Hearts Foundation and American Red Cross. https://www.alysoncambridge.com @alysoncambridge

Lakshmi MarfilRecording artist, Singer/Songwriter/Composer, Sound Healer and guitarist Lakshmi Marfil Delgado has spent her life working, singing and recording in the Music Industry.  She has toured the World with Dark Latin Groove (DLG), was a signed Recording Artist with Sony/Columbia and has also performed her original Latin Jazz compositions at The Heineken Jazz Festival in Puerto Rico 2012 and at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2013. 
In 2008, she traveled throughout India for 9 months, studying mantra, meditation and yoga. When she returned from her trip, new doors opened for her to perform her mantra music and Bhajans in worldwide sacred events. Her mantra music expanded into the areas of sound healing, sacred sound, toning and healing. The music gifted her a new path in music and the transformation brought her more deeply into the music of her own heart. In 2012, These “heart songs” were recognized and blessed by AMMA, the Hugging Saint from India. She has now been blessed to sing and perform for AMMA six times. 2012-2019.The Power of Music has been the one constant throughout Lakshmi’s life, from performing in Theater, Latin Music, Latin Jazz, kirtan, Sacred Sound, NAAM and sound healing. The power of Music has been her path and true love. The music makes a difference in bringing a higher love into our world by singing ancient sacred songs, which connect us to our own hearts, to each other and to the heart of our universe. She believes in the power of music to heal, open hearts, uplift and transform our world. 


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"Music is a sacred expression, a gift in which we can heal and connect more deeply within ourselves and each other. May we each experience and remember the truth of who we are and find magic and peace in connection to earth"- Dina Fanai

"Music is the one truly universal language that exists in the world today. It allows individuals of all abilities to participate and express themselves through a common voice. Our desire is to use the transformative and empowering force of music to build a bridge between our community and the general public" - Daniel's Music Foundation


Dina Fanai founded her company One Vision Music (OMV) in 2003 for the sole purpose of using music as a powerful force to create positive change in the world. Dina has performed throughout the world as a singer, songwriter, composer; and as a vocalist with Trans-Siberian Orchestra which she later became head of Artist Development for the band. She is the recipient of grants and awards from The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as leading educational programs in the US, Europe and Southeast Asia. Her recording project CINEMA 12, was featured on Tina Turner’s platinum selling CD “Beyond”. Dina co-wrote and produced 2 CD's for Jackie Evancho, both which hit #1 on the Billboard charts. Most recently, Dina was brought on by the band Foreigner as choir master, arranger and featured vocalist for their 40th anniversary orchestral show, television special, DVD and CD which remained #1 on Billboard for over 4 months. Through OVM she continues to produce concerts and recordings supporting a wide variety of causes including LGBT, people with disabilities, woman’s empowerment, homeless children, climate change and animal rights. Dina has just completed her latest recording project “FEARLESS” to be released Spring 2019.www.dinafanai.com @dfanaI


Robert Kinkel is a music producer and professional session keyboardist best known for his role as a co-creator/co-producer/co-composer, musical director and touring keyboardist with Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He co-wrote TSO’s 2 hit multi-platinum selling songs “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)", and “Wizards in Winter” resulting in sales close to ten million. In the past 30 years, Bob has worked with artists such as Five for Fighting, The Who, Aerosmith and Genesis; as well as creating and being the voice on the infamous jingle for Hefty (“Hefty Wimpy”) He was educated at Columbia University & Hamilton College, and has received honors and awards from Williamsville Education Foundation and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. Besides continuing to write for TSO, Bob is currently producing new recording acts, developing a musical for Broadway and teaching as an artist in residence at Hamilton College. http://www.trans-siberian.com/about/composer


Daniel’s Music Foundation (DMF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 to empower individuals with developmental and physical disabilities through music. Today, inside the four walls of their 8,700-square foot, custom-built music center in East Harlem, the Trush Family, along with the management team and staff, serve thousands of participants annually through a variety of music programs - an accomplishment that has proven to be the introduction to something even greater – an attitudinal shift addressing the misnomer of placing limitations on individuals with disabilities. Their purpose and objective is to change perception by creating the opportunity for people of all abilities to engage with and appreciate each other while experiencing the joy of music together. To learn more please visit us at www.danielsmusic.org.