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Amikaeyla: Being In Love

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A decade ago, budding musician Amy Marie Gaston was the victim of a horrific, near-fatal hit-and-run in Michigan. In a story echoing that of Melody Gardot, music played an integral part in her prolonged recovery. She has since emerged as one of the most electrifying multitaskers not only in jazz, soul and world music-having worked with a West African band, an R&B combo, a Celtic quartet, a classical south Indian ensemble, a folk trio and multiple jazz configurations-but beyond, as an actress, broadcaster and founder of the Oakland-based International Cultural Arts and Healing Sciences Institute.

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