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Sunday Serenades: A live concert series on Instagram.

Sunday Serenades: A live concert series on Instagram.

Wondering why I started this blog? As a multi-passionate creative, I used to be plagued by the idea that success meant choosing one thing and sticking with it. The problem was choosing just “one thing” left me unable to show up in the world as my most authentic, full self. One day I woke up and decided to finally embrace and share all of my gifts. My next thought: I should start a blog as a space for my passions to play. I never looked back after that moment. 

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I’ve always been a woman of many passions, a “Jill-of-all-trades,” if you will. My struggle with having so many creative outlets has been my inability to hone in on one of them and go all the way. I always felt like being told to choose “one thing” meant I was sacrificing one part of myself at the expense of another. Then, one day I decided that I shouldn’t have to choose—and thus, my blog was born.  I vowed to make my blog a safe space to express ALL the forms of my creativity. From cooking tips to crafts, to plant caregeneral life advice, recipes, and essay writing. I’ve done it all with great success. However, there has been one element missing up until now… my music.

IMG_8157Musical expression has been such a huge part of my life, and yet, it’s been something that I’ve kept to myself, unsure of how to share this particular gift with the world. Then, I got an idea to start doing live performances called “Sunday Serenade Series ” over on my Instagram. Every Sunday at 5:00pm (L.A. time), I choose a song to sing to anyone who decides to tune in. It’s such a fun, interactive, and creative way to share my music. I’m so thankful that after years of uncertainty, I have finally found an outlet that is so unique and personal to my journey.

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Screen Capture of my Live Sunday Serenade Session

Follow me on Instagram to catch the next live set! And in the meantime, you can watch Sessions 1 and 2 right here, via YouTube.

If you enjoy my videos, please feel free to share it with a friend, or two! 🙂

Thank you as always for your support. More new posts to come very soon.

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  1. lovelylydiaandlilac

    January 22nd, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    The lighting in your picture is stunning! You look gorgeous and you have such a beautiful voice! I definitely will start following you on IG!

  2. D'Ana Joi

    January 22nd, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you so much for checking it out!! 🙂

  3. itskathrynjane

    January 22nd, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Wow.!! You are so talented.. very beautiful. Will definitely want to see you Play live on instagram, Can’t wait. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent to the world.

  4. D'Ana Joi

    January 22nd, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks so much! Would love to have you tune in for a live session. It’s really fun! 🙂

  5. christineokello

    January 23rd, 2018 at 4:07 am

    Oh wow! First of all… stunning voice!!! Then… brilliant concept the Sunday serenades! I am heading over to Instagram to follow you!

  6. D'Ana Joi

    January 23rd, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Hey Christine! Thanks so much for checking out my videos. I’m glad you like the concept of the live sets! Can’t wait for you to tune in next week. 🙂

  7. Kisha Gulley

    January 23rd, 2018 at 10:54 am

    That “Redbone” cover was NICE! I’m gonna have to go over to Instagram and check you out. I often wish I would have played an instrument. I’m going to make sure my son has those chances.

  8. D'Ana Joi

    January 23rd, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Hey Kisha, thanks for watching my video! Would be awesome to have you there for the live stream next week. The ukulele is a super easy instrument to learn…I taught myself via youtube!

  9. se4bell2901

    January 23rd, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    You’re so talented. I will definitely follow your IG page. Much success in the future.

  10. D'Ana Joi

    January 23rd, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Thank you much! 🙂

  11. Elisa

    January 23rd, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    That is such a neat idea!

  12. lucicoo

    January 24th, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Beautiful singer and photography. Blogging is an outlet for me as well and one of the reasons why I started mine.

  13. D'Ana Joi

    January 24th, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you! Blogging is a great outlet for creativity. Cheers 🙂

  14. Guapo Dre

    January 29th, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Amazing talent, you have a new follower on WordPress and instagram. Keep the blogs coming

  15. D'Ana Joi

    January 29th, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Hey Guapo! Thanks so much!! Will do 😉

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