Medmic: Music

Kaeru – A Journey of Rediscovering Home Through Music

A vocalist, pianist, and internal medicine physician, Eki Shola uses her music as a conduit for healing. ASCAP Plus winner and selected ’23 people to watch in 2023′ by the Press Democrat, Eki Shola has shared the stage with Dr. Donald Byrd, Steve Turre and more and and has opened for various artists including Habib Koité, Bebel Gilberto, DakhaBrakha, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Lucky Otis, and Kitaro.

The five-time NorBay Music awardee was selected to participate in the OBRAS foundation, Portugal artist residency and recently completed a Japan tour for her 5th solo album, 還 (Kaeru), recorded with local artists drummer Hidenori Tsugita, shamisen and shakuhachi musician, Uma Ebina, and Mongolian Morin Khuur musician, Tatsuya Okabayashi.

Winter Spotify Playlist Contest: “R and B songs”

Please share your “R and B” Spotify playlist with us.

Keep us moving through our day in the clinic, in the operating room, studying for exams or getting in a great workout! Must be a healthcare student, trainee, or work in a healthcare related field to win.

The R and B playlist contest will be judged by Ciara and Chloe Ligon who are medical assistants in Brooklyn, NY.

Spotify Playlist: “Spin Cycle”

Dr. Vanessa Vélez is a resident physician in Psychiatry at Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center in New Jersey.

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