A Musical Mother’s Day Gift – “Melt”

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Blog, Music, News | 45 comments

A Musical Mother’s Day Gift – “Melt”

“Melt” A song for mom
And an opportunity to show love
To young girls in need

 

This song “Melt” was inspired by my sweet mother.  I’ve learned so much from my mom; and one of the most important things I’ve learned from her was how to help those in need.  She was always opening her heart and our home to people that needed a place to stay, or a warm meal.  I remember being inspired when she would let me help her bring lunch outside to our gardeners each day when they were working on our yard… and then send them home (back to Mexico) with bags full of hand-me-down clothing for their families.

After my dad died when I was 5 years old, she started a support group for widows and widowers called “Friends in Common” and in the midst of her own grief, she created a space for others like her to come together and heal their hearts.

All my life she volunteered and served at whatever church we were part of, consistently showing up with devotion and so much love.

Since visiting Africa when my older brother was a baby, she always had a soft place in her heart for the people there.  So, after all her 5 children were grown and out of the house, she moved to Africa to serve and devote her life to bringing hope to the hopeless.

She spent 6 years there and eventually established a cafe called “Garden Cafe”, where young men and women who could not afford to stay in school could learn a trade.  Through her program there they learn many skills, including waiting tables, cash register, and cooking.  At the end of the program they get help with their resumes and help securing jobs in the city.

So many lives have been touched, healed, and transformed by the generosity and love of my mother, Catherine Petersen-Duran.

Today, on Mothers Day, I honor her the best way I know how… by sharing this song that I wrote for her and inviting you to support a cause that is near to my heart, International Network of Hearts.

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You can download the song here for free as my gift to you.

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Donate any amount of your choosing to support the rescuing of young girls from sex trafficking and sexual violence.  

 

100% of your donations go to International Network of Hearts.  

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These girls cannot show there faces on camera because they are in hiding from their perpetrators.

Our Mission
To restore the lives of survivors of human trafficking and sexual violence, and prevent commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor through increased awareness, training, advocacy and collaboration at an interdisciplinary and international level.

Our Vision
A world where women and children are valued, protected from violence and exploitation and their human rights are defended.

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These young girls need a mothers love more than anyone I can think of.

Thank you for listening and watching this video honoring all mothers.   I hope you’ll partner with me in supporting this very important cause and bring hope to these tender hearts.

Please SHARE and POST the link to my video below and help get this message out.

I love you!

Happy Mothers Day to all you mothers!

Sending you LOVE through the sound-waves…

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A Love Experience with Krista Richards – “Broken” EP Release Party & Fundraiser

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Blog, Music, News, tour | 4 comments

A Love Experience with Krista Richards – “Broken” EP Release Party & Fundraiser

Join us for

“A LOVE Experience

with Krista Richards”

Saturday June 18th

at a beautiful Private Estate

in Del Mar, CA.  

 

We will be celebrating the official release of “Broken”, the second release in Krista’s 4 EP series taking us on a journey through LOVE.

 

Come experience LOVE through the full activation of all your senses!  Indulge in the glorious sights, soul stirring sounds, and tantalizing tastes presented in a luxuriously beautiful and intimate setting.

 

This event will benefit Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter & Shakti Rising.  We will also host a Silent Auction to benefit these amazing organizations that are making a powerful difference on our planet and in our communities.

 

GET TICKETS HERE:
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The event will include:

  • LIVE Music, Art, & Entertainment
  • Amazing heart connections with wonderful like minded people
  • Gourmet Hors D’oeuvres by Chef James Montejano (local, organic, Non-GMO, GF, Vegan)
  • High Vibe Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Beverages available at the bar
  • 8pm ~ $30 GA or $60 for VIP Access (does not include the full dinner)
  • 11pm ~ Dance Party ~ DJ lineup: Atypical, Matt Cole, and a few surprise guests!!  😉

 

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Krista Richards will present all the songs off the new EP and sprinkle in a handful of other intentionally selected love songs for your listening pleasure and will be accompanied by a full band of talented musicians including: Domonic Estes (guitar), & Christine Cyr (cello).

The Master of Ceremonies for this lovely evening will be none other than the Scott Brandon HoffmanHe lives to empower humanity and be a catalyst for change through truth, laughter and multimedia entertainment. Scott has a hilarious way of pointing out the ABSURDITY of it all. Get ready to LAUGH your ass off!

Charmed Life is bringing the heat with stunning Fire Performance Acts from Jennifer Quest aka HoopCharmer, accompanied by Alyssa Glitters, and Jayme Jordan.

 

Nomad Artz Theatrical Characters will be roaming the party, and the heated pool infusing extra playfulness into the experience!

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And the icing on this delicious LOVE CAKE?? You guessed it!!  Heart Light Photos!!

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Come and get an unforgettable portrait with the creator of the Original photographic Heart Light capable of producing a heart-shaped reflection in your eyes, Aaron Dressin Photography.

****An Exclusive Intimate VIP experience is available to a limited 50 guests and includes; a full dinner with a champagne toast, private mini concert, meet & greet w/ Krista (including a heart light photo), prime VIP parking, “Broken” EP, and access to the VIP ONLY areas.  The VIP experience begins at 6:30pm ~ $90.

Behind the scenes making this incredible event happen are Maura Rassman, Betsy Finkelhoo, our host Ian Oliver, and The Love Warriors dream team!

Everyone of us co-creating this LOVE EXPERIENCE eagerly await the opportunity to connect with you, entertain you, uplift you, and shower you with LOVE!!

See you there!!

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Announcing “Broken” EP Release Date June 18th

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Blog, Music, News | 43 comments

Announcing “Broken” EP Release Date June 18th

I’m PREGNANT!!

Well, not really…

but I AM about to GIVE BIRTH!

My new EP “Broken”

is arriving on the scene

June 18th!!!

I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into this project and I’m THRILLED to finally share these songs with the world!

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Pre-Order YOUR COPY Here thru BandCamp:

 

Watch this teaser video here:

“Broken” is the second EP in this 4 part series on LOVE…

It’s a follow up to Krista’s debut EP “Passion” released May 9th, 2014.

“Passion” explores the human experience of love and desire. It celebrates those precious moments of joy, romance, and the powerful reflection of the other.

“Broken” highlights our experience of loss in love and the shadow emotions that accompany heartache, along with the hope we ignite in it’s wake.

With the first track on the album titled “Song for Love” Krista’s deep and soulful voice beckons us to feel into our pain around love, and to not lose hope.  Then with “Just This” she invites us to celebrate the present moment, choose LOVE, and stand for something deeper.

“Realness of Love” sets us spinning with a very raw and vulnerable cry for true and meaningful connection, maybe even beyond what we’ve ever experienced or thought was possible.  Then “Sick in the Head” gets bold and sassy, declaring “I gotta stand up, and get over you…” – stepping courageously into the letting go, and trusting that when it’s time to say goodbye, there’s something on the other side waiting for us.

Krista end caps this journey through the shadow with an introspective look at her own process around heartache, noting “we’ve each played our part, on either side of a broken heart.” in a spoken word titled “What Justice”.  Here she boldly declares her insight that the love she’s received is directly correlate to the value she’s been holding for herself, and then sets out to create a new future from a place of truly loving herself…. leaving the listeners heart beating with hers in tandem, wondering…. “perhaps I can find the courage to do the same…”

Consider this YOUR invitation to embark on this journey through LOVE …really feel into each aspect of love represented in each song.  To search your heart and soul and uncover the mysteries and emotions that may be hidden there.  To heal, and restore that which requires it.  And ultimately to set yourself free, to love without hindrance, with a purity that only comes through the refiners fire.

Join us for the EP Release Party here in San Diego on June 18th!!

Thank you for your LOVE and SUPPORT!

I’m sending you LOVE through the sound-waves!

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New Music Out NOW “Love Right Here” twenty feet down featuring Krista Richards

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Music, News | 5 comments

New Music Out NOW “Love Right Here” twenty feet down featuring Krista Richards

“Love Right Here” twenty feet down featuring Krista Richards
OUT NOW!!!

 

Released TODAY on No Definition Records!
Download YOUR COPY NOW!
And help us reach the top of the Dance Charts!!

 

For my brand new release LOVE RIGHT HERE I’ve teamed up Swiss based act TWENTY FEET DOWN on NO DEFINITION RECORDS. The project has made quite a bit of noise in the current music scene with their distinctive productions and epic arrangements.

Together we’ve created this uplifting nu-disco record that combines also modern house and future house elements.

The groovy remix comes from upcoming Egypt duo OMR & ADRY. These guys came up with a hot club interpretation pointing out the funky side of the track by adding crispy synth stabs, rockin’ guitar riffs, and spicy beat elements.

 

 

DOWNLOAD NOW
Every SINGLE download helps us reach the
TOP OF THE CHARTS!Thank you for your support!

I truly hope you enjoy this new song!  If you like it, please help me spread the word by SHARING on your Social Networks!  I’m so GRATEFUL for YOU!

Thank you for your LOVE and SUPPORT!
Stay tuned…
Keep your vibrations high…
And know that I’m sending you love through the sound waves…

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The Fours Project

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Blog, Music, News | 8 comments

The Fours Project

A year ago I embarked

on a journey of LOVE…

through MUSIC…

I set out to create a series

that would each touch

on a different aspect

of the human experience of LOVE

“Passion” is the first in a series of four EPs (“extended play” a set of songs greater than a single but less than a full length album).

I chose “Passion”, because it is such a compelling human emotion and is the source of so much expression… we begin this human experience with passion – our very existence is sourced from our parent’s passion for one another!  And… hopefully, it is the spark that begins our journey of LOVE.

My intention is to invite you to take this journey with me.  To really feel into each aspect of love represented in each song.  To search your heart and soul and uncover the mysteries and emotions that may be hidden there.  To heal, and restore that which requires it.  And ultimately to set yourself free, to love without hindrance, with a purity that only comes through the refiners fire.

Each release will have three original songs, one original spoken word piece, and one original song featuring my partner in rhyme Kiyoshi Shelton, who is a phenomenal conscious hip-hop artist – for a total of 5 tracks.  Each one will also feature a visionary artist for the cover art.

The Four Project EPs:

Passion” EP (released May 9th 2014 through the support of friends and fans through crowd-sourcing) – explores the human experience of love and desire. It celebrates those precious moments of joy, romance, and the powerful reflection of the other.  Passion features visionary art by Jesse NoeMind.  I had the support of some really talented people.  Musical contributions and features: DTO, Kiyoshi Shelton, Domonic Estes, Christine Cyr, Boolean, Steve Russell, Nathan Richards, and Grammy nominated Sten Hallstrom aka Stonebridge.  Production engineering and mastering: DTO, Makii, & Antonio Aguilera & Alan Guzman @ Studio 47.

Download “Passion” HERE

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Broken” EP (currently in production) – highlights our experience of loss in love and the shadow emotions that accompany heartache, along with the hope we ignite in it’s wake.

Dream” EP (TBD) – reveals our amazing ability for rebirth and to rediscover and invent for ourselves what love truly is – is it a fantasy? Is it real? Made up? Divine? We choose.

…and lastly

Awake” EP  (TBD) – blasts our heart and soul open to the awareness of our Oneness and the LOVE that we posses and embody at the core level – totally whole and complete within ourselves with the infinite capacity to love others from this space. 🙂

It’s been almost a year since the first EP was released.  We had hoped to generate enough funds with the crowd-sourcing campaign to record all four EPs, but we only had enough for one.  So, I’ve been touring and generating income on my own in order to keep the journey flowing.  Now, I’m prepared to release the second EP in the series.

With a recent heartbreak of my own, it seems fitting to pour my heart and soul into creating the next EP in The Fours Project series, “Broken”.  Many of you have already begun this journey with me and listen to “Passion” regularly.  I hope you will continue with me as we dive into the shadow and feel the emotions around loss and heartache.

Thank you for staying connected with me and helping me share my music.

Stay tuned…

Keep your vibrations high…
And know that I’m sending you love through the sound waves…

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Pre-Order My EP “Passion”

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog, Music, News | 94 comments

Pre-Order My EP “Passion”

“A Dream is a wish your heart makes…” Walt Disney

 

I’ve always had this dream…

Since I was a little girl.

To sing and share my heart through song.

 

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I’ve been in a few bands, and had a blast performing and rocking out.  I’ve collaborated with several EDM producers on some tracks that I’m quite proud of.  I’m still in an out of collaborative projects within many genres and with many talented and amazing artists.  I truly love collaboration, I THRIVE in collaboration.  Up til now, all my releases have been collaborations.  This project I’m working on now, The Fours Project, is a series of four EPs that I’m releasing as a SOLO project.  That’s not to say that I’m doing it all on my own. On the contrary!  I’m still working with others and having the help of producers, engineers, and feature other artists on my songs.  I had a beautiful vision for this project; at times I’m confronted by it.  It’s taking longer than I anticipated.  It’s requiring lots of time, money, energy, and effort by me and many others.  Still, I’m comforted in knowing that it is happening.

May 9th the first of the four EPs “Passion” will be released, and with it, my heart…

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Cover Art for “Passion” by Jesse Noemind

I can’t even put into words how excited I am to share this EP with you, and how excited I am for the other three EPs!!

Download “Passion” here:

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Join the FaceBook event here for the Release Party happening at the World Beat Center in San Diego:
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Thank you for your love and support.  It is with the foundation of your belief in me, that I am able to do what I do and continue to share my music.  I am eternally grateful for your partnership on this amazing journey…

Stay tuned…

Keep your vibrations high…
And know that I’m sending you love through the sound waves…

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