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34 Game Changers

Kenya updates us about Sage’s Adventures in Wonderland with Cleveland Ballet. We tesser through the looking glass on our way to Wakanda. Sternocleidomastoid. It’s a real word. Sometimes you have to pay for that information. Sometimes it is innocent. We reminisce about some things. Rehearse. Kenya got fussed at by Nina. It really is okay though. Get tickets to Nina’s show at Hollywood Fringe: http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4917 Or support her efforts on...


33 Spring Fever

An Olympic Volleyball team, a land of candy, and well dressed men. We are ALL OVER THE PLACE…Kenya says you should do it, but be responsible cause you either gonna feel good, get burned, have a baby or a disease. Axe and Jean Nate. They talk about polyandry. Nina sends Kenya to the corner. Nina’s daughter sets the teachers straight. We are talking about sex, spring fever, smelling good, looking good, science and more...


32 Ya Mama!

***TRIGGER WARNING: Traumatic Birth Experiences, Suicide*** This episode is on the serious side. Listen with headphones, or without kids around. Nina & Kenya share their traumatic birth stories, yes they both have one. They talk about Serena Williams, black women’s treatment in medicine. Why we need doulas, why they are important advocates for women not just during labor, but postpartum. Nina gets real about her mother’s suicide and points out some facts about Post Partum Psychosis. They...



BEYCHELLA!!! AHHHH!!! We know, everybody is talking about it…because THEY SHOULD BE! This is the blackest/HBCU/Probate/Twerkingest thing you have ever seen and it is magnificent. Yes honey, Beyonce as theatre (credit to Jenna Wortham from Still Processing for coining that phrase). We escape to Nina’s car to watch it on the laptop again. Kenya exits several times because she can’t take it. Nina gets very passionate about the South and New Orleans. We look at the performance through a...


28 Wrinkle to Wakanda

We are tired. We are doing all the things forreal forreal. We are finally getting to talk about Wrinkle and Wakanda. Nina gets a phone call. We talk salaries, Favored nations and Inclusion riders. Access to resources on the level of our genius. Nina and Ava speak the same language. Oprah validates us. We can create the sets and studios that we envision. Wakanda Forever! Be a Warrior! Don’t forget to support our other work:


Quick Update !

Nina’s car died! She has a show opening at at Karamu House, & it’s Her youngest’s birthday! Kenya is teaching a residency and they haven’t been able to get into the studio all week! But we will definitely be back next week. Keep Harmonizing! 💕


27 Hello, Boo! Mentors vs Advocates

“Hello, Boo.” Nina scrapes the chair. Kenya bangs the table. We talk contracts, each one teach one. We talk tech rehearsal. The differences between the Dance and Theatre worlds in terms of mentorship. Eve’s Bayou & one minute and thirty eight seconds. Abuse behind closed doors. Ballerinas behaving badly. CYA. No Diva policy. #WakandaForever “Get out.” Ailey Dancers Boycott Gala Mentors vs Advocates


26: ROCKSTARS! An Interview with Trina Robinson Kemie

We have a wonderful interview with a dear friend of Kenya’s: Mrs. Trina Robinson-Kemie! Dancer, Wife, Mom, Owner and Operator of Rockstar Dance Fitness in Burbank, CA. She gives us some inspiration about bouncing back from your low place, inspiring yourself through faith and creating the legacy you want for your family. This was a quick one as interviews go, because she is about business! But there are some golden nuggets in there, so grab a pin and paper honey! We talk about everything...


24 We Baaaqqq!!!

We missed y’all! We are all over the pl — WAKANDA FOREVER — may be shouted at random moments throughout this episode. We sing songs. We twerk. We talk about acting and dance. Nina met GregAlan Williams. Kenya’s baby got into a summer intensive with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. WAKANDA FOREVER. We have Alchemist moments. Nina explains “malapropism” as Kenya says words. Oh yeah its Mardi Gras too The Links this week: Passion Planner:


23 We’re BACK!!!

We’re back family! We have had a break, we are refreshed and we are ready to spill the tea. Next full episode drops in a week. Love y’all! Follow us on Twitter: @HarmonizePod Instagram: HarmonizePod Facebook: HarmonizeWithNina&Kenya Email us: Harmonizenk@gmail.com [...]


22 Minisode 3 TREAT YO’SELF!!!

It’s the holidays! TURN UP!!! Big Freedia’s Christmas album. Twerking. Cliff Owusu. Nina’s husband makes an appearance. Kenya sings a Vaseline song. Spirit Talk! We love them! Again, we are not high, its JUST TEA!!! A Very Big Freedia ChristmazzHow An iPhone Would Ring If It Was Invented By An AfricanSend us pics of you treating yourself! [...]


21 Joy Minisode 2

We are back with another “demi” sode. All about Joy and giggles. And tea. Happy holidays. Don’t forget to TWERK, let the kids help you do stuff. They are funny. Check out Développé Box for holiday deals. Take a picture of yourself listening to #HarmonizePod and send it to us at: Follow us on Twitter: @HarmonizePod Instagram: HarmonizePod Facebook: HarmonizeWithNina&Kenya Ema [...]


20 Mini-sode for the Holiday Stress

HEEEEYYYYY! We didn’t want to leave you hanging for the holidays, so we have a short series of “mini” episodes, or “Demi-sodes” as Kenya coins them. These are really just to make you laugh, give you a quick spot of joy & we PROMISE, we are NOT high! LOL! Don’t forget to check out www.developpebox.com And hit us up! Follow us on Twitter: @HarmonizePod Instagram: HarmonizePod Facebook: HarmonizeWithNina&Kenya [...]


19 Creativity Beyond Borders with Special Guest Tanesha Barnes

Hey Harmonizers! We are winding down the year & we have a holiday treat for you! We interview our new friend Tanesha Barnes of T Barnes Beauty, T Barnes Global Travel, T Barnes Global Summer Camp and Solace Boutiques and last, she’s Solana’s Mama. (yes honey! She is FIERCE!) Shout out to our friend Marie for the connection. We talk about needing new air, creating reality, letting go of what it’s “supposed to” look like, and living beyond the fear those who loves us hold for us. She...


15 Art as Self Care Part Deux

80 degrees to 50 degrees in 2.5 seconds. Welcome to Cleveland. We want warm bread, but “Hips and children do not lie.” Nina does not have time for her feelings today. Kenya is #Lit. We saw a commercial on TV. You have to listen to find out what it is (LOL) We remind ourselves of our tools. Nina tries not to speak in hyperbole. Its hard. Kenya helps her get her life together. We channel our inner ThinkingEmoji. We also want a mocha-frappa-venti-whipped-caramel-choco something or other. And...


14 Crisis or Naw?

“Possibility creates pressure” We have to consult with mutha Oprah. In honor of #WorldMentalHealthDay & #WOCAffirmation Day, we get real. Kenya got 99 problems, and Nina is one! LOL! We create choreography. We read some quotes. We spill some tea. Women have mid-life crisis too. Kenya thinks men use it as an excuse. (Where’s the knife?) GenX Women are going through it y’all! Why all these young bucks getting our money? Why do we have so much rage? We decided to drink tea instead of...


13 Hey Girl: Interview with Rashida Van Leer

We meet Rashida, from #TeamNina. Kenya cusses and has fun with it. Rashida teaches us that Input + output = expectation and bangs the table, she has questions. She is good with these hands. Nina blames the babies on Rashida. There’s no crying in baseball! We go to dark places. Our children are listening. Our bodies are listening…are we? Oh, also, we learn how to cook cauliflower, sort of. Rediscover yourself. Learn to be selfish. Self-care #OnFleek Find Rashida: On Iron Koi’s Website, On...


12 Not So Simple

Kenya is going to learn pole dancing. Corlesia can’t choose a favorite song, and says, “My turn!” Mariama teaches us to rest and reminisces about pizza for breakfast & all of our rooms are a hot mess. Nina says now she knows Ava, Lin, Oprah, Lauryn Hill AND Bob Marley. Kenya faints and falls out. Interview with Ms. Mariama Whyte and Ms. Corlesia Smith of the cast of “Simply Simone” onstage at Karamu House, Inc. now through October 8th. Karamu House SIMPLY SIMONE...


Episode 10: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

IT’S KENYA’S BIRTHDAY Y’ALL!!! We are so excited that we had to invite a special guest, her BFF from the womb, Kelli Hancock! The following statements are the only explanation for this episode: Polar bears are fierceThe internet almost ruined Kenya’s artKelli and Kenya may or may not have broken someone out of the hospital on multiple occasionsNina has words…somewhere, kind of, maybeWe question the sanity of people without friendsOh, yeah, we are all famous. We are only 2-4 degrees...


Episode 9: You Gotta Have Faith

Faith and the artist is tricky…Catholic School and the Baptist Church. Rosary beads and Alchemy. Art as sacred space and high praise. Code Noir and dese heauxs ain’t ready. Holy hands and where to catch them. Total Praise by Richard Smallwood Ephesians 6:10-18 Moses Hogan arr of Battle of Jericho Follow us on Twitter: