Sound of Zero was born from Roland H. Ferrer’s musical inspiration. Roland is a passionate artist and humanitarian. As a professional musician and composer his love of music and nature is conveyed with unique understanding, artistry and authenticity. Roland is best known for his “harp free-flows” or improvisational pieces. His live music is best enjoyed in casual outdoor settings as he draws musical inspiration from his surroundings. As a composer Roland redefines music by honoring each instruments’ unique sound contribution and merging them into moving and powerful sound collaborations. Roland has overcome incredible challenges in his young life and he uses these challenging experiences as muses to inspire new musical compositions focused on healing. He has a unique perspective on what it takes to bring the body, mind and soul into balance and strives to share this state of being through his music. His latest harp CD “Rise” is comprised of original compositions and harp fee flows, setting the foundation for the Sound of Zero.
About Women's Empowerment
Women’s Empowerment est. in 1992,
is a women’s self-defense program
that views the mind, body, emotions
and spirit as equally important
components in personal growth
and safety. Workshops have been
taught at colleges, sororities, on local
cable, health care companies,
women’s groups, city councils and
to battered women at the
Maravilla Housing Project in East L.A.
and the Carmelitos Housing Project in Long Beach. My Woman’s Empowerment program has provided a place for women of all walks of life to come and rediscover their dreams and personal power.
HIP HOP MARTIAL ARTS™ IS AN ORIGINAL ART STYLE THAT COMBINES ASPECTS OF HIP HOP, MARTIAL ARTS, TRICKING, BREAKING, SELF-DEFENSE, WEAPONRY AND MORE, INTO CREATIVE & EFFECTIVE MOVEMENT. THIS UNIQUE STYLE HAS THE ABILITY TO GET ONE IN GREAT PHYSICAL SHAPE, TEACH EFFECTIVE SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES, DEVELOP “URBAN” DANCE STYLES, TEACH MULTIPLE WEAPONS, DEVELOP STAGE PRESENCE, AND PUSH ARTISTIC BOUNDARIES.
"There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”― C.G. Jung
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About Mana Keepers & Dewdrops Images
Through Mana Keepers and Dewdrops Images we strive to bring the magic of nature back into our everyday lives. Mother Nature gives us the opportunity to enrich our lives through connection, vitality and balance. She has the power to rejuvenate, exhilarate, sooth, heal and inspire...stirring the soul, eliciting wonder, calming the mind of stress and easing tension from the body.
Mana Keepers offers crystals, rocks, books, music, prints, cards, and art-work from local and international nature-loving artists. Dewdrops Images offers original nature inspired: prints, postcards, greeting cards and inspirational photo books.
"I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright." ~Henry David Thoreau
About PaaMano Eskrima Performing Arts
Our organization’s hopes are that through sharing
and teaching our style of Filipino Martial Arts &
Performing Arts we can share the beauty and
culture of the Philippines with the world. We hope
the PaaMano Organization will inspire future
generations of Filipinos worldwide to learn more about their history, culture and the natural treasures of The Philippines. We have performed in major Filipino Festivals throughout California like The Pistahan Parade and Festival, San Francisco , The FPAC Festival,
San Pedro and the FilAm Street Show and
Festival, San Diego.
Speak Your Art is my Poetry and Musings Blog. I hope you will find something here that speaks to you, inspires you or helps you remember that you're not alone. This is the first time that I'll be sharing my personal poetry, photography and musings as the foundation of a blog. It is a scary prospect to share my art, artistic process, thoughts and inspirations with you. But it is even scarier for me "to die with my music still in me". ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer I'm a firm believer that we are all born with talents that are uniquely ours. I believe that these talents are gifts meant to be shared with humanity through our individual and collective works. We must all do our part great or small, for each is equally important.
Through my blogs, organizations, and businesses I hope to contribute my talents in a small way for the betterment of our human experience.
I wish you creativity, imagination, hope, love and most of all Peace beyond all understanding,
Kadan Martial Arts was established in 1992 by Roland and Aurora Ferrer. Kadan was originally known for its top level Taekwondo Athletes, ranking in Jr. & Sr. divisions in State, National, U.S. Team Trials and International Competitions. In time, raising their two sons at the studio, gave way to diversifying their programs. They became inspired to help people of all ages and physical abilities enjoy the benefits of the Martial Arts. Kadan became known as a "family school" a place where children from four years old to adults could train and grow together. We strive to make our environment a nurturing and positive place for everyday people to face their fears, overcome their challenges and walk the road to Black Belt.
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