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The Connoisseur Panda

The Connoisseur Panda

By Patrice Rostón

Interviews with Creatives. Guests share their insights, experiences and advice on topics related to working in the creative industry, as well as addressing certain issues that surround it.
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Music Frequencies For Healing & Mental Health - Nicky Scorpio
Music Frequencies For Healing & Mental Health - Nicky Scorpio
Music producer, DJ, etc, Nicky Scorpio, produces music using healing frequencies to promote positive mental health. He talks about the ways in which vibrations help us to heal and connect. He is also a strong advocate for mental health and uses his platform on TikTok as his main medium for connecting and reaching out to his audience.   Follow The Connoisseur Panda on Twitter: @connoisseurpan and Insatgram: @theconpan   Hosted by Patrice Rostón:   Instagram, Twitter: @patriceroston    Today's Guest - Nicky Scorpio   Tiktok: @yonickyscorpio   Instagram: @thenickyscorpioshow   Music used in this podcast originally composed/performed by Richard Pargass:   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3y5-iRG8rpFmmlcyd0-86w   Disclaimer vocals by York Campbell Instagram: @yorkc Like this podcast? Show us some support (buy a coffee) if you can at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/patriceroston
18:31
May 01, 2022
Acting Tips & Creative Entrepreneurship - Katie Chonacas
Acting Tips & Creative Entrepreneurship - Katie Chonacas
From Hollywood acting to embarking on a multitude of creative entrepreneurial projects (including publishing her own poetry book, 'A Lover’s Fairytale'), Katie Chonacas aka Kyriaki, shares some solid tips and advice based on her own acting experiences, a look at some challenges that she's faced in the entertainment industry, and gives us some details on her recent work as a versatile Creative working through the pandemic.  Follow The Connoisseur Panda on Twitter: @connoisseurpan and Insatgram: @theconpan Hosted by Patrice Rostón: Instagram, Twitter: @patriceroston Today's Guest - Katie Chonacas Twitter: @katiechonacas Instagram: @chonacas Website: https://www.chonacas.com/ A Lover's Fairytale available at: https://www.amazon.com/LOVERS-FAIRYTALE-WRITTEN-KYRIAKI-CHONACAS/dp/B08XL9QLBN/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1612133713&sr=8-21 Music used in this podcast originally composed/performed by Richard Pargass: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3y5-iRG8rpFmmlcyd0-86w Like this podcast? Show us some support (buy a coffee) if you can at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/patriceroston
22:31
December 07, 2021
Hacker Tales & The Justice System - Alberto Daniel Hill
Hacker Tales & The Justice System - Alberto Daniel Hill
Uruguayan hacker, Alberto Daniel Hill gained notoriety when he was falsely accused of committing a cyber crime. With a passion for hacking that thrived from childhood, Alberto spent more than 20 years working in the cyber field. He discusses what led to his incarceration and the inundating consequences that followed, as well as the problems he saw that are corrupting the justice system. Can there be change to improve the justice system? Follow The Connoisseur Panda on Twitter: @connoisseurpan and Insatgram: @theconpan Hosted by Patrice Rostón: Instagram, Twitter, Clubhouse: @patriceroston Today's Guest - Alberto Daniel Hill: Twitter: @ADanielHill More of his story available at https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/25/ You can purchase a copy of his latest book here: https://www.amazon.com/OPERACION-BITCOINS-ALBERTO-DANIEL-HILL-ebook/dp/B08L592FG7 Music used in this podcast originally composed/performed by Richard Pargass: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3y5-iRG8rpFmmlcyd0-86w Show us some support/love if you can at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/patriceroston
34:05
October 04, 2021
How To Maintain A Dance Career In The Pandemic - Dr. Alfdaniels Mabingo
How To Maintain A Dance Career In The Pandemic - Dr. Alfdaniels Mabingo
Hailing all the way from Uganda, Dr. Alfdaniels Mabingo (PhD. Dance Studies, dance educator, researcher, scholar, performer, lecturer) discuses the importance of reinventing the self and honing skills in collaborations of dance with other industries in order to sustain a successful dance career during the pandemic. He emphasises the importance of dance in all sectors and shares some history of the Ubuntu dance as well as a bit of his own history on how he came to be involved in the dance field. Hosted by Patrice Rostón Instagram, Twitter, Clubhouse: @patriceroston Today's Guest - Dr. Alfdaniels Mabingo Instagram: @amabingo You can purchase a copy of his latest book here: https://www.amazon.in/Ubuntu-Dance-Pedagogy-Uganda-Individuality/dp/9811558434 Co-hosted by LaShaun Prescott, artistic director of ElleInfiniTT Instagram, Twitter: @lashaunprescott Music used in this podcast originally composed/performed by Richard Pargass: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3y5-iRG8rpFmmlcyd0-86w Follow The Connoisseur Panda on Twitter: @connoisseurpan and Insatgram: @theconpan Show us some support/love if you can at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/patriceroston
33:12
August 15, 2021
York Campbell - Creativity in Music, Writing, and Podcasting
York Campbell - Creativity in Music, Writing, and Podcasting
He started way back as one of Toronto's hip hop song writing pioneers, and now hosts his own audio drama and short story podcast, entitled 'Poetic Earthlings', York Campbell joins in all the way from Canada to discuss how being creative through writing and podcasting can be used to make a positive difference in the world. He encourages us all to be creative in our own way and shares one of his very own poems.  Hosted by Patrice Rostón Instagram: @patriceroston Today's Guest - York Campbell Instagram: @yorkc Twitter: @Poeticearthling Website: https://poeticearthlings.com/ Music used in this podcast originally composed/performed by Richard Pargass: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3y5-iRG8rpFmmlcyd0-86w Follow The Connoisseur Panda on Twitter: @connoisseurpan and Insatgram: @theconpan
19:51
March 18, 2021
Nadja Nabbie - The Works Of A Writer
Nadja Nabbie - The Works Of A Writer
"This passion discovered me" is the way Trinidadian writer, Nadja Nabbie describes how her professional relationship with writing began.  She joins in on this episode to share part of her journey of how she became so deeply involved in literature, as well as her main focus of writing and her inspirations. She discusses some of her works (with a delightful sense of humour) and the messages behind them. She also gives us a reading of two of her published poems. Nadja currently has published poems and short stories in bookends of the Jamaica Observer, and is also the director of a student lessons service called 'excelit100'.  Hosted by Patrice Rostón Instagram: @patriceroston Today's Guest - Nadja Nabbie: Instagram: @soulofastorm_ Excelit100: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/excelit100/ Music used in this podcast originally composed/performed by Richard Pargass: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3y5-iRG8rpFmmlcyd0-86w Follow The Connoisseur Panda on Twitter: @connoisseurpan
33:33
October 17, 2020
Braveboy - Music Entertainer & Entrepreneur
Braveboy - Music Entertainer & Entrepreneur
From the birth of Trapso to creating a clothing line and running a social media marketing agency, Braveboy aka Mark Hardy discusses his passionate journey in the music industry as an entertainer/rapper. He also shares some insight into his entrepreneurial life with some sound advice.  Hosted by Patrice Rostón Instagram: @patriceroston Today's Guest - Mark Hardy: Instagram: @braveboy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mhardy69 Twitter: @realbraveboy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realbraveboy Music used in this podcast originally composed/performed by Richard Pargass: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3y5-iRG8rpFmmlcyd0-86w
26:38
August 08, 2020
Shirlene Quigley - Dancing in the Entertainment Industry
Shirlene Quigley - Dancing in the Entertainment Industry
Having danced for various music artists such as Lizzo, Beyonce, Rihanna, etc, professional dancer and international Heels instructor, Shirlene Quigley, joins in on this episode to discuss the ups and downs of being a female dancer in the entertainment industry, as well as to offer her knowledgeable advice. Hosted by Patrice Rostón Instagram: @patriceroston Today's Guest - Shirlene Quigley: Instagram: @shirlenequigley YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzuXaVCuaTu5psYEuXqEs3Q Music used in this podcast originally composed/performed by Richard Pargass: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3y5-iRG8rpFmmlcyd0-86w
17:53
June 12, 2020
Katie C - Heeling Queens & Female Empowerment
Katie C - Heeling Queens & Female Empowerment
Creative Director, CEO & Founder of Heeling Queens Limited, Katie C, joins in to share her views on female empowerment, sexiness, and femininity, all within the Heels dance genre. Hosted by Patrice Rostón Instagram: @patriceroston Today's Guest - Katie C: Instagram: @katiec2102 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KatieC2102 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatieC02102 Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatieC2102 Heeling Queens: Instagram: @heelingqueensofficial Music used in this podcast originally composed/performed by Richard Pargass: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3y5-iRG8rpFmmlcyd0-86w
20:32
May 24, 2020
La Shaun Prescott - Effects Of Online Dance Classes
La Shaun Prescott - Effects Of Online Dance Classes
As the global environment changes due to Covid-19, life online is rapidly evolving. The dance industry is no exception as there is now a plethora of online dance classes available from all over the world.  Choreographer/ Artistic Director of Elle InfiniTT, La Shaun Prescott,  discusses the development of taking dance classes from the studio to the screen and the effects that follow.  Hosted by Patrice Rostón: Instagram: @patriceroston Today's guest - La Shaun Prescott: Website: https://www.lashaunprescott.com/ Instagram: @lashaunprescott YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWtjrdwCR25wZdv-jQtIYJw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaShaunPrescott Elle InfiniTT: Website: http://www.elleinfinitt.dance/ Music used in this podcast originally composed/performed by Richard Pargass: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3y5-iRG8rpFmmlcyd0-86w
22:04
May 06, 2020
Noelle Archer - A Singer's Story
Noelle Archer - A Singer's Story
Singer/Musician/Performer, Noelle Archer shares some of her past experiences growing up in the field of music. Hosted by Patrice Rostón: Instagram: @patriceroston Today's guest - Noelle Archer: Instagram: @noellearcher Twitter: @noelle_archer YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ACqQ5llRpRLN4qt_dZRog FaceBook: www.facebook.com/noelleperformance Music used in this podcast originally composed and performed by Richard Pargass: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3y5-iRG8rpFmmlcyd0-86w
17:18
April 23, 2020