Melting Pot-logo

Melting Pot

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Melting Pot shares some human stories from all over the world though conversations with inspiring and interesting people. Despite there being so many diverse cultures, languages, physical appearances, geographical boundaries and locations; there is just one commonality binding us altogether and that is the human story. The commonality between these people is passion or a calling and they have dared to make it their personal reality, by following their dreams, some have tried to introduce unknown aspects of their culture to the world, others have simply made it a way of life and then there are yet others who have made a difference and transformed lives. Payal has been in awe of most of her guests through her podcasting journey so far and she feels humbled at how they have opened up their hearts and shared their life stories with her which she is then able to bring to listeners from all over the world to enjoy, listen, appreciate, absorb and take away from. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Location:

Singapore

Description:

Melting Pot shares some human stories from all over the world though conversations with inspiring and interesting people. Despite there being so many diverse cultures, languages, physical appearances, geographical boundaries and locations; there is just one commonality binding us altogether and that is the human story. The commonality between these people is passion or a calling and they have dared to make it their personal reality, by following their dreams, some have tried to introduce unknown aspects of their culture to the world, others have simply made it a way of life and then there are yet others who have made a difference and transformed lives. Payal has been in awe of most of her guests through her podcasting journey so far and she feels humbled at how they have opened up their hearts and shared their life stories with her which she is then able to bring to listeners from all over the world to enjoy, listen, appreciate, absorb and take away from. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Writings Through Time: Charles Fischer's Literary Alchemy

12/7/2023
In episode 6 of our special series Mics and Minds we explore the extraordinary mind of Charles Fischer, weaving classic literature into modern narratives. As a humanities professor with a unique blend of ancient Greek expertise and a Ph.D. from Harvard Divinity School, Charles Fischer's academic prowess breathes life into historical fiction. Stay tuned to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we explore Fischer's literary landscapes, where history meets fiction in a breathtaking dance. Charles Fischer, the maestro of timeless tales, invites you to witness the clash of empires and the whispers of forgotten voices. Meet Charles Fischer, where ancient sagas meet modern narratives. As a humanities maestro, Fischer paints vivid stories from the canvases of classic literature, infusing history with a touch of his unparalleled imagination. His debut novel, "The Eunuch," takes readers on a riveting journey through a world of love, moral complexity, and societal unraveling. "The Eunuch" stands as a testament to Fischer's ability to explore profound themes—sexuality, power, betrayal—through the lens of an original and compelling narrator. Tune in as we unveil the layers of Fischer's literary tapestry, where each word is a brushstroke on the canvas of history with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you may list to podcasts. Episode also streaming on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:29:17

Extra•Ordinary People: A Journey of Compassion with CEO Ivan Chin

11/30/2023
In episode 5 of our special series Mics & Minds Motivational Conversations we are talking to Ivan Chin. "In a world that often overlooks the marginalised", Ivan Chin stands tall as the CEO of Extra•Ordinary People Limited a Singapore-registered charity and Institution of Public Character (IPC). Ivan's vision extends beyond charity; it's about fostering inclusivity. The programs of Extra-Ordinary People empower those with different abilities and uplift families, enhancing independent living skills and boosting employability. Extra•Ordinary People Limited breaks barriers, offering financial relief through fundraisers, ensuring no one is left behind. Chin advocates for awareness, education, and training, believing that closer relationships build the inclusive society we all aspire to. Stay tuned to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we explore Ivan's transformative journey from a commercial career to becoming a beacon of support for children with special needs. Ivan's journey from a commercial career to a social mission is a cinematic tale of compassion and change. Ivan reshapes the narrative for children with special needs. His vision goes beyond charity—it's about inclusion, empowerment, and creating a future where no one is left behind. Tune in as we unveil a world where awareness sparks change, education fuels understanding, and relationships build a society we're proud to call home. This is not just a story; it's a journey into breaking barriers and transforming lives with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you may listen to podcasts. Also streaming on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:26:20

Reprogram Your Mind for Success with Brent Webb

10/27/2023
In episode 4 of Mics & Minds Motivational Conversations we meet Brent Webb, the mind power expert who's changing lives and reprogramming minds worldwide. From dazzling superstars to Fortune 500 companies, he's shared his secrets to success. Brent's journey is a testament to the incredible potential of the human mind. From overcoming anxiety, addiction, and health challenges to building a multi-million dollar brand, he's harnessed the power of mindset. Stay tuned to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we explore Brent's inspiring path, from headlining at The White House to teaching millionaires, billionaires, and everyday individuals to transform their lives. Brent's path is a riveting tale of conquering anxiety, addiction, and life-threatening challenges. He not only built a thriving multimillion-dollar brand but also a global community. Tune in as we uncover his awe-inspiring journey, from The White House spotlight to mentoring millionaires and everyday seekers with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you may listen to podcasts. Episode also streaming on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:23:58

The Pillow Revolution You Never Knew You Needed with Jia Yang Guo's Bootyful Vision

10/19/2023
In episode 3 of our series Mics & Minds Motivational conversations we meet Jia Yang Guo, the connoisseur of amazing butts and the visionary behind a cheeky transformation. Inspired by the captivating charm of his partner Anna, he discovered his true calling - creating a world where the art of the derrière is celebrated and shared with love and joy. He had a lightbulb moment, what if he could encapsulate the comfort and happiness of a marvelous behind in a functional and comfy bed pillow? Stay tuned to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we explore a unique experience unlike any other, meticulously crafted with love and passion with Jia.The Butt Whisperer, Jia Yang whose journey from booty admiration to dreamy innovation will have you on the edge of your seat - or should we say, the edge of the pillow? In a world where conformity reigns supreme, Jia dared to dream differently. Today, they offer three spectacular models - the ODB, the OMG, and the ORT - each promising night filled with the sweetest dreams you could ever imagine. Tune in as we unveil the creation of the ODB pillow, a sensational invention that revolutionized sleep and lounging as we know it with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you may listen to Podcasts. Episode also available on YouTube. -Original music credit: Rish Sharma. His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:39:10

Weaving Stories Through the Lens of Imagination with John Callas

10/12/2023
Mics & Minds Motivational Conversations In episode 2 of our series Mics & Minds Motivational Conversations we meet John Callas, a seasoned writer, director, and producer whose multiple talents have illuminated the entertainment industry. From feature films to iconic commercials, he has left an indelible mark with his creativity and precision. John is a multi-faceted filmmaker who's received accolades ranging from New York Critics Choice Awards to MTV honours. With a Master's Degree and membership in The Directors Guild Of America, John Callas is a true luminary of the silver screen. Stay tuned to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we journey through his illustrious career, from captivating movie teasers featuring Hollywood legends to acclaimed television series.In a world where stories come alive on the silver screen, one name stands tall - John Callas. He's the magician behind the camera, weaving dreams into films, and carving tales that resonate with your heart. From iconic movie teasers featuring Hollywood legends to chart-topping music videos, he's done it all. But it's not just about the movies. John's creative genius has left its mark in commercials that became classics, and TV series that lit up our screens. Tune in as we unveil the pulse of the entertainment world as he directs, produces, and writes his way into our hearts while in conversation with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you may listen to podcasts. Episode also streaming on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. Link below, https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:28:37

Tech Tycoon Turned Humanitarian: Mohan Wanchoo's Story of Giving!

10/5/2023
Mics & Minds Motivational Conversations is our new series on Melting Pot! In episode 1 we are in conversation with Mohan Wanchoo, a tech tycoon whose transformation into a humanitarian hero is absolutely remarkable. From building a tech empire to lighting up lives, Mohan Wanchoo's journey inspires us all. Discover how this software mogul turned philanthropist is giving the gift of vision, education, and hope to millions in India. Stay tuned to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we celebrate his mission to eradicate curable blindness, empower underprivileged children, and bring joy to the forgotten. Every act of kindness makes the world brighter.In just a decade, he went from leading a tech empire to leading hearts across India. Meet Mohan Wanchoo, the man on a mission, as he embarks on a journey of impact and change. Discover how this former CEO is bringing light to millions with the gift of sight, empowering dreams through education, and reviving shattered families. Tune in as we unveil the incredible chapters of his philanthropic saga as he talks with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you may listen to podcasts. Episode also available on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:23:38

Hollywood's Hidden Gem: Zonsiluo Gompah and the Esther Egg Productions Story!

9/21/2023
In episode 11 of our series Performing Perspectives we dive into the captivating world of Zonsiluo Gompah, a multi talented actress, writer, and producer who embarked on a transformative journey from the stages of Buffalo to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and founded Esther Egg Productions in 2014. With over seven years at CBS Television, running her own production company, casting, and appearing as a background actor, Silou has enjoyed about 500 TV and film set experiences. Stay tuned to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we explore Zonsiluo's fascinating career and the profound impact of her work on the world of entertainment.From the vibrant stages of Buffalo to the dazzling lights of Hollywood, Zonsiluo Gompah's story is a mesmerizing performance in itself. Actress, writer, and producer, she's the driving force behind Esther Egg Productions. With a degree in Media Studies and training from industry greats like Tom Draper and Robert McCaskill, Siluo's talent shines on both sides of the camera. has spent 7+ years at CBS Television, running her production company, casting, and acting as a background actor on about 500 TV and film sets. Her productions, including 'False Awakening,' 'Parallel,' and 'Outside of Me,' stir hearts and inspire dreams. Tune in as we uncover the magic behind Esther Egg Productions, where every story is an adventure waiting to be told with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts. Episode also available on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:40:04

Beyond the Lens: Akemi K Tosto's Journey Through Film, Journalism, and Kindness

9/14/2023
In Episode 10 of our Performing Perspectives series we are in conversation with Akemi Kozu Tosto a film producer, journalist, and CEO of AKT Pictures who believes in crafting stories and creating change. With over 25 years in film and media, Akemi is a visionary weaving universal tales for the world. From journalism to executive producing, Akemi's journey embraces diversity, empathy, and the power of storytelling. Stay tuned to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we dive into Akemi's mission to inspire and transform through the magic of film and TV. Step into the captivating world of Akemi, where film production and journalism intertwine to create magic. From founding AKT Pictures to crafting stories with a global heartbeat, she's redefining the power of storytelling. Tune in as we journey through her years of expertise, her mission for positive change, and her latest campaign for the heartwarming short film "When I Was Human" with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma. His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:31:52

Living on Purpose: Transforming lives with Patrick Manifold

9/7/2023
In episode 6 of our series Performing Perspectives we are in conversation with a gentleman who is Inspiring Greatness, One Dream at a Time. Our guest is Patrick Manifold an author, entrepreneur, and ex-pro athlete originally from England. Patrick has lived in 7 countries spanning 3 continents while chasing dreams. A basketball prodigy turned academic and athletic All-American, he fulfilled his dreams in U.S.A. and went on to sign his first pro contract, playing across Europe. Stay tuned to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we delve into his journey of transformation and discover how he's helping others 'Create A Life They Love. From college basketball fame to going pro across Europe his journey is a slam dunk of determination, he's a true globe-trotter of dreams. Now in Canada, he's a loving husband, father, and entrepreneur on a mission to inspire through books, speaking and more. Tune in as we explore his journey from professional sports to life transformation, inspiring countless others to 'Create A Life They Love' with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever else you listen to podcasts. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:36:13

The Pursuit of Happiness with Ms. Tonya Davis: Empowering Women's Dreams

8/31/2023
In episode 5 of Performing Perspectives we unveil the Multi-Talented Visionary Ms. Tonya Davis: Dancer, Producer, Actress, and Mindset Coach. From a dancing prodigy to Hollywood's behind-the-scenes powerhouse, she's redefining success. With her 'Pursuit of Happiness program, she empowers women to follow their passion fearlessly. Stay tuned to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we delve into Ms.Tonya's journey of creativity, resilience, and the remarkable impact she's leaving in both the entertainment and spiritual realms. Ms. Tonya – A dancer, producer, actress, and mindset coach, all in one extraordinary package. Her story began with a passion for dance at age 6, which ignited her path to Hollywood's vibrant entertainment scene. From producing a thrilling Dance Theater show to working with big names like The Food Network and Discovery Plus, Ms. Tonya's journey is a true testament to creativity and empowerment. Continue to listen as we dive into her story of artistic prowess, resilience, and unwavering dedication to empowering women's dreams with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts. Episode also available on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:36:32

Harmonies of the Heart: The Musical Odyssey of Sarah Elizabeth Charles

8/10/2023
Performing Perspectives: Is a captivating podcast series that delves deep into the enchanting world of performing arts! Join us as we embark on a thrilling journey through the mesmerizing realms of theater, dance, music, and more. In this episode we are in conversation with Sarah Elizabeth Charles, the visionary vocalist/composer hailing from Brooklyn, NY. From sharing the stage with jazz legends to performing at prestigious venues worldwide, her music weaves a genre-defying tapestry that leaves audiences spellbound. Beyond the stage, Sarah's passion for music education and social impact shines brightly, as she empowers communities through her teachings and initiatives. With four acclaimed albums and a trailblazing spirit, she continues to paint a unique musical canvas that resonates with the depths of the soul. Continue to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar to hear about how her journey shaped her life. With accolades from the industry's finest and performances at iconic venues worldwide, Sarah's music transcends boundaries and captivates hearts. But her artistry goes beyond the spotlight, as she shares her profound knowledge as an educator and advocate for social change. Tune in to witness the journey of beautiful melodies that touch your heart and the passion that drives Sarah's unique musical path with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts. Episode also available on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:44:28

From Passion to Progress: Felipe Simi's Artful Journey as an LGBTQIA Advocate and Creative Agency Owner

6/22/2023
In episode 3 of The Performing Perspectives series join us as we dive into the inspiring journey of Felipe Simi, renowned LGBT+ activist, advertising game changer, and founder of SOKO—a creative agency dedicated to inclusivity and purposeful storytelling. With an impressive career spanning global corporations and local agencies, Felipe has emerged as a beacon of change in the advertising industry. His passion for creating a less toxic, more inclusive environment led him to establish SOKO, a powerhouse agency known for its diverse representation. As co-founder and President of Observatorio da Diversidade na Propaganda, Felipe has spearheaded initiatives to promote underrepresented groups within the industry. Join us as we delve into his remarkable journey and uncover the secrets behind his innovative approach to advertising. Get ready to witness the extraordinary story of Felipe Simi, the visionary founder, CEO, and Creative Chairman of SOKO as he talks to our host Payal Nayar. With an illustrious background spanning global corporations like Hershey's and Unilever, Felipe ventured into the realm of local agencies as a creative director before embarking on an incredible mission. Driven by a desire for change, he established SOKO to foster a more inclusive and purposeful advertising industry, free from toxicity. As an LGBT+ activist and recognized TEDx speaker, Felipe's dedication to amplifying underrepresented groups has earned him the title of Brazil's #1 most admired advertising executive. With honors including the Brazilian Marketing Hall of Fame and prestigious Cannes Lions and The One Show jury memberships, Felipe is renowned as one of Wired Magazine's 50 most creative people in Brazil. Brace yourself for an awe-inspiring journey as we uncover the visionary mind behind SOKO and his unwavering commitment to diversity. Episodes available on all podcast streaming platforms and on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:23:57

Lights, Camera & Conversations with Vessela Banzourkova and Stefan Mustafchiev

5/26/2023
In episode 2 of our Performing Perspectives series our host Payal Nayar is in conversation with Vessela Banzourkova, a cinema, photography, and fine arts enthusiast and Stefan Mustafchiev a man who gets things done. Vessela had always known she wanted to work in the artistic field since she was a child. Vessela tried with many kinds of expression, but it wasn't until she took up a camera that everything clicked, and she soon fell in love with the art of photography. This became her major passion and source of joy in life. Stefan is a seasoned professional in the offshore industry, boasting a proven record of efficiency, productivity, and accuracy. With his well-organized nature and excellent attention to detail, he possesses the ability to effectively prioritize a substantial workload. Over the years, he has acquired extensive experience working for various employers, honing his skills and expertise to perform under pressure. His exceptional interpersonal skills allow him to work seamlessly with individuals at all levels, making him a highly valuable asset within any team. Stay tuned to hear more from Vessela and Stefan about their experiences in photography and cinema in the upcoming episode with our host Payal Nayar. Vessela Banzourkova has worked as a freelance filmmaker in over 100 feature films. She's become a renowned figure in the film business over the years, working as a First Assistant Director, producer, or Line Producer on a range of projects. She is especially pleased of her contributions to a number of blockbuster films, including The Enforcer, Hellboy, The Expendables, Bricklayer, Rambo V, and many others. Working alongside stars like Antonio Banderas, Jason Statham, Silvester Stllone, Aaron Eckhart, Nicolas Cage, Gerard Butler, William Dafoe, and many more has been an honour for her. Tune in as she shares insights of working with big names in the industry and her journey throughout with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you may listen to podcasts. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:35:30

A conversation with Kate Golledge and her Journey into theatre

5/19/2023
In our very engaging show Melting Pot we start Season 16 with a new series Performing perspectives. This episode's guest is Kate Golledge a UK based theatre director. She specialises in new musicals and making work with & for young people. She is an Associate Artist of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, for whom she has developed and directed a catalogue of children’s shows over the last ten years, seen by around two hundred thousand primary school aged children. Alongside directing Kate also works as a dramaturg and development consultant on new work, particularly in the field of new British musicals. She is a member of SDUK. Hear all about her journey into theatre in this Melting Pot episode. With a specialisation in new musicals and a passion for creating engaging experiences for young audiences, Kate has established herself as a prominent figure in the world of theatre. Her invaluable contributions to shaping and refining original works have made her a sought-after collaborator in the industry. Notably, Kate is an esteemed member of SDUK (Stage Directors UK), further solidifying her position as a respected professional in the field. Tune in to Melting Pot to gain insight into Kate's remarkable journey in the theatre world, as she shares her experiences, challenges, and triumphs along the way with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes available on all podcast streaming platforms and on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:29:54

Engaging in the worlds of Pure Space with Rahul Inamdar

5/11/2023
In our final episode of the Impact of Visual Arts series, our host Payal Nayar is in conversation with Rahul Inamdar, a crossover artist with an MBA and an engineering degree and a 10 years of professional experience in innovation and brand management. Rahul left his lucrative position as a corporate consultant in 2007 to pursue his passion for painting. Rahul Inamdar is a colour gradient alchemist who does not neatly fit into any genre. He invites his audience to slowly absorb and internalize the paintings in order to really engage with the worlds of pure space that he unfolds. Stay tuned to listen Rahul's journey from corporate world to canvas in this episode with our host Payal Nayar. Rahul Inamdar, a self-taught artist, works with oil on canvas, sometimes laying substantial quantities of oil colour on prepared canvas with brushes, rollers and even rolling pins, while utilising charcoal for lines and textures. Rahul orchestrates minimum techniques to portray a range of emotions. Rahul's creative method entails an internal search and the elimination of formal parts of memory in order to distil the essence of sensory elements into line, mass, and colour. Wordless thinking transforms into colour masses, propelling the spectator on a sensual creative trip. Tune in and listen to Rahul share insights about his minimalistic approach onto his works with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. Link to donate as below. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:42:45

Lifting Art off the Canvas with Jivan Hovhannisyan

5/4/2023
Episode 11 in the Impact of Visual Artists series on Melting Pot we are in conversation with Jivan Hovhannisyan. Born in 1968 in the town of Sisian Republic of Armenia, Jivan Hovhannisyan was a teacher at Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre ( DUCTAC) until 2018 and is presently teaching pencil drawing and oil painting to adults at the Reem Gallery Dubai. Stay tuned as Jivan shares his experiences and insights on his fine art skills in this episode with our host Payal Nayar. Jivan started painting and drawing at just 2 years old and since then he has never looked back. With over 30 years of experience under his sleeves as an artist and painter, he has developed a strong set of skills in several artistic areas. "My artistic work will lift itself off the canvas for you, engaging all your senses as the detail and the passion I put into every stroke of the brush shines through to enhance the overall finished effect," says Jivan in his bio on Fine Art America. Tune in as he shares thoughts on his journey as a painter and acquiring such a wide range of skills sets with our host Paya Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you may listen to podcasts. Episode also available on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:32:04

Sharing the World of Imaginary Tales with Maria Montiel

4/27/2023
Episode 10 is a conversation with Maria Montiel an award-winning painter and textile artist from Spain whose work has been shown both domestically and in the United States. Maria uses her work to express the difficulty of maintaining memories as an immigrant. Montiel’s surreal ecosystems of colour and movement convey stories of lives left behind, “dancing into a new world.” She mostly works on canvas with watercolours and gouache. Stay tuned to hear more from Maria on textile art & her take on paintings in the upcoming episode with our host Payal Nayar. A resident of Spain and recipient of honorary awards like Vista Alegre- 1st prize- Madrid, Spain (2004)& Excellence award, CNAC.Venezuela- Best mention for EL SILBÓN anime short.- Caracas, Venezuela. Maria shares her take on art quoting, "I want to share my world of imaginary tales through my art, a mixture of the coconut flavor and the smell of the Caribbean with landscapes and the Mediterranean breeze." She has been collaborating with Taller Balam - Barcelona, Spain; AG Gallery - Brooklyn, US; ITACATE - BARCELONA, Spain & many more group exhibitions! Tune in as she shares ideas & creative processes in painting and textile art with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and on all other podcast streaming platforms. Episode also available on YouTube. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:44:20

Re-living Japanese Aesthetics with Cristina Dominguez

4/20/2023
Episode 9 of our series Impact of Visual Arts features a conversation with Cristina Dominguez, a mother of two who works as an educational counsellor and teaches Sumi-e painting. Sumi-e, or Japanese ink painting, is the essence of Japanese aesthetics. Sumi-e conveys the everlasting beauty and intricacy of the natural world using just black ink and carefully maintained white space. Taller Balam is a studio and gallery where Cristina and other artists market their works and share their own artistic style with the world. Stay tuned for Cristina's thoughts on Sumi-e art in the next episode with our host Payal Nayar. Cristina Dominguez is a Sumi-e artist. She enjoys developing and recreating Japanese aesthetics that developed during the Tang Dynasty of China. Chinese Zen Buddhist monks brought the contemplative brush painting method to Japan, where it was modified to the Japanese style and named Sumi-e. "My proposals are not strictly artistic," Cristina explains, "I'm actually looking to create a framework where people can rest, rest, and reconnect by creating." Taller Balam hosts a workshop where people may sign up for Sumi-e classes taught by her and learn their methods first hand. Tune in as she shares her thoughts on her classes, exhibits, and, in particular, Sumi-e with our host Paya Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:36:31

Re-curating Art and Culture with Galina Dimitrova-Dimova

4/13/2023
In Episode 8 of Impact of Visual Arts series on Melting Pot we are in conversation with Galina Dimitrova-Dimova an art historian, curator, and cultural project organiser. Since 2009, Galina has served as co-curator and organiser of the International digital arts festival DA Fest in Sofia. DA Fest is an International festival that introduces Bulgarian audiences to the most recent and exciting artistic practises in the field of digital arts, including digital video, sound art, net art, multimedia performances and installations, robotics and generative systems, and other interdisciplinary forms. Stay tuned to hear more from Galina on contemporary art in this episode with our host Payal Nayar. A PhD in contemporary art, Galina Dimitrova-Dimova; her main areas of work are art in public space, digital arts and socially engaged artistic practices. Curator of various exhibitions like, “The Weight of Being” in September 2022, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, "International Artist Residency Organized by the Ideas Factory Association in the village of Deleina, Vidin region, Exhibition in the Goethe Institute Gallery, Sofia, 2020; OF PEOPLE AND PLACE Public Art Festival in West Park, Sofia; In Fifthteen Minutes Everyone Will Be in The Future" (Opera) International exhibition for the 18th edition of Week of Contemporary Art 2012, Center for Contemporary Art Plovdiv, Banya Starinna and many more! Tune in to listen to her insights on art and history and vivid experiences of her exhibitions with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever else you listen to podcasts. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:33:28

The Energetic Evolution of the World & Time! Ft. Shuddhabrata Sengupta

4/6/2023
Episode 7 of Impact of Visual Arts series is a conversation with Shuddhabrata Sengupta who is co-founder, along with Monica Narula and Jeebesh Bagchi, of the Raqs Media Collective. Since its inception in 1992, the members of the Collective have worked in a wide range of forms and formats. Raqs has exhibited widely, including at DOCUMENTA, and the Venice, Istanbul, Taipei, Liverpool, Shanghai, Sydney, and Sao Paulo Biennales. Their sculptural project, Coronation Park, is currently on display at the 56th Venice Biennale. Raqs received the Multitude Art Prize in 2013. Stay tuned to know how how Raqs takes the sense of ‘kinetic contemplation’ and a restless and energetic entanglement with the world, and with time with our host Payal Nayar. Shuddhabrata Sengupta is a well renowned artist and writer, and member of Raqs Media Collective. Raqs is a word in Persian, Arabic and Urdu and means the state that “whirling dervishes” enter into when they whirl. Raqs signifies and embodies the practice of a kinetic contemplation of the world. It is also a word used for dance. The collective makes contemporary art, edits books, curates exhibitions, and stages situations. It has collaborated with architects, computer programmers, writers, curators, and theatre directors, and has made films. Sengupta also co-founded Sarai—the inter-disciplinary and incubatory space at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi—in 2001, where it initiated processes that have left deep impact on contemporary culture in India. Tune in to listen to his conversation on his projects, Raqs and insights behind their work with our host Payal Nayar. Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts. Apple Podcasts: https://buff.ly/2Vf8vv8⠀ Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Vf8uHA⠀ Google Podcasts:https://buff.ly/2Vds6LX⠀ -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms. -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved Do support the show with reviews, shares and a one time donation to help bring you a lot more important content. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/meltingpotcollective Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. https://plus.acast.com/s/melting-pot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:24:35