The Adele of Mumbai - Mallika Mehta


India is eagerly waiting for the big Live concert Jukeboxx by Adele of Mumbai, singer and songwriter Mallika Mehta, that was unfortunately postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic and surely will take place when things are better.

Mallika Mehta, often referred to as “Adele of Mumbai” is known for her fun mashups and versatile singing.

Truly amazing voice of Mallika conquered the hearts not only of native Indians but she is internationally recognized for her debut EP: “EVOLVE: The Story of Her”, along with her latest single “Finally Free”. She has been singing since the age of 5 and has opened for some renowned Bollywood artists like Kailash Kher and Shankar Ehsaan & Loy. Mallika has also performed at the Kalaghoda Music Festival and was the primary act at IIM Indore’s Annual Fest.
She has two sold out concerts to her name – “Rhythm” and “Fusion” .

In the quarantine world Mallika has been performing and going live on Instagram for her fans. She is working on her new EP which will soon be released. She truly hopes that her songs will bring some more positivity and happiness and will lead to the better world.

Besides writing her own songs and working on the music and recording, Mallika also sings in multiple languages them being, English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi & Spanish.

Mallika is also an alumna of Berklee College of Music, Harvard University, NYU and Kellogg University where she has studied Music as well as Marketing.

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Know God Multimedia: Bible Inspired Wisdom and Knowledge

Know God Multimedia is everything about God. Born out of the urge to establish and make disciples to expand the kingdom of God on earth.
We seek and push to equip individuals and families with bible inspired wisdom and knowledge that enables them have one on one relationship with God, and also learn step by step how to communicate with God by themselves. Part of our Mission going forward is to build a God society for all people and all Nation, both local and international to reach out to the lost, the broken-hearted and to the less privileged, we are hoping to engage in Transformational projects and charity works for different communities worldwide, allowing the love of God flow through us to the world.
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Behind the Scenes with Actress Lunden De’Leon

“There’s nothing more exciting than developing a strong character and taking her from script to screen,” says De’Leon.
“I’ve had the opportunity to portray some very powerful women throughout my career and for that I am grateful .”

Having starred in over fifty movies and television shows, Actress Lunden De’Leon has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Her list of credits includes the blockbuster comedy “We’re the Millers,” Bravo Television’s “True Fiction”, “Sweet Home Carolina,” "Somebody's Child” and just recently, the Netflix drama “Blackbear" as well as the thriller “Broken Halos.”

In “Blackbear,” De’Leon portrays the role of Nurse London, a no-nonsense nurse caring for her patient. The film stars Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight).

De’Leon goes from playing a nurse in "Blackbear" to portraying the wife of a slain cop in the film “Broken Halos,” a thriller about a police officer who goes through a traumatic experience when his partner is killed. De’Leon plays the role of Patricia.

“Broken Halos” is produced by G! It’s Entertainment, a film production company based in Los Angeles and South Carolina with films airing on Lifetime and Hallmark.

"Blackbear" is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Todd Barrow: The House That Love Built, exclusive interview

Cosmo Press presents an exclusive interview with a Texas based independent Country artist, Todd Barrow. Get to know more about Todd Barrow and be sure to visit his website after our interview: www.ToddBarrowMusic.com

CP: Hi, Tod! We are facing a brand new world today. Suddenly, millions of people are stuck at home. How did covid-19 pandemic affected your life?
TB:
 This has been a challenge for all of us. This so called, new normal is very strange. Going out to the grocery store wearing a mask. Social distancing while in public. Impacted all my live shows being cancelled.

CP: Was it hard for you to stay in self isolation?
TB: Absolutely! I like being around people and in social settings. Very hard to be isolated but understand that it is saving lives.

CP: How does the global situation affected your concerts?
TB: When Covid-19 hit all shows were being rescheduled then cancelled. Had to start thinking about new ways to still perform live music. Major impact on the music industry especially for artists, bands & musicians. The bigger events hire workers to take tickets, serve food & drinks, etc. Believe towards the summer time things will open up.

CP: Did you get some positive moments out of staying at home? Spending more time with family, dedicating more to music…
TB: A lot of material to write about during this crisis. Historic times we are experiencing now. Being around loved ones always helps to not feel alone. Developing new ideas for the future in the music industry.

CP: Did you get some home setup for recording while we are stuck inside?

TB: I quickly had to get familiar with how to work the i-phone camera for facebook live streaming. Microphone, lighting, back drops, etc.

CP: In summer you released a new single “Hell and Back”, it is almost prophetic words nowadays, don’t you think?
TB: You are so on the right track. Learning from the past that the human spirit finds a way in turbulent times to make it. Getting through it and getting stronger.

CP: I can see that “Hell and Back” basically tells the whole story, how the world changed nowadays. Simple things are so difficult and we learn to appreciate the small moments that we used to take for granted. And your single “The House That Love Built” gives us the hope, that we all should cherish. The world will become better! And one day difficult times will be over. Do I get this right?
TB: Love how you phrased this. We can make a difference when we do our part. You are essential and have purpose on this planet.

CP: Do you plan a new music release? 

TB:
 Working on several new tunes. Still in contact with talent buyers for future shows. Practice, practice, practice!!!

CP: What are the current projects you put your hands on?
TB:
 Current project is called, Country's Just Cooler. Message about real country culture....... Radio promoters tell me it has gone #1 in Europe.

CP: What is your inspirational quote of the day?

TB:

 "Be the change that you want to see in the world"- Gandi

CP: Thank you so much for sharing with us! We hope life will become good again, just like in “The House That Love Built”!

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NihonGO NOW!: The Award-Winning Japanese Web Series

Breaking news for Japanese learners! An academically remarkable Japanese language educational web series NihonGO NOW! just came out on YouTube for everyone. Today Hiroki Ohsawa, an international award-winning film director with 12 wins and 14 nominations, leads us to the behind-the-scenes of the most cinematic language courseware.

CP: Hi Hiroki. Congratulations for releasing your new work!

HO: Thanks! NihonGO NOW! is a 12-episode Japanese language educational web series which I wrote, produced, and directed. It’s based on a textbook series by the same name.

CP: Interesting! Can you please tell us about NihonGO NOW! textbook series as well?

HO: NihonGO NOW! textbook series is a beginning-level Japanese language textbook series which was authored by Mari Noda (The Ohio State University, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures), Patricia Wetzel (Portland State University), Ginger Marcus (Washington University in St. Louis), Stephen D. Luft (University of Pittsburgh), Shinsuke Tsuchiya (Brigham Young University), and Masayuki Itomitsu (Linfield College). Level 1 (two volumes) textbooks and Activity Books are expected to be published from Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group in July, 2020.

CP: Even though the web series was made for an educational purpose, it had won several awards in different film festivals, right?

HO: Yes. I personally have never heard of any language educational videos which got an award in film festivals. However, NihonGO NOW! web series earned two awards and two nominations as the best web series in multiple film festivals. Those titles proved that this web series is not only a group of educational videos but also a series of authentic films with a story.

CP: How did you achieve this perfect harmony with course developing and storytelling as a filmmaker?

HO: The story is about three Americans who learn and use Japanese to participate in Japanese culture in Japan and the US, and I needed to make the consistent story structure with character arcs with linguistically simple dialogues from the original textbook series word for word. In order to overcome the limitation, I used the core technique of filmmaking "Show, don't tell." I described characters' emotions nonverbally with acting and scene descriptions, gave the understandable flow and connections between isolated episodes, and made them into one entire story. This process upgraded this web series from being just a set of educational videos to more cinematic episodes.

CP: That already sounds very epoch-making, but what is the most innovative part of this courseware through the academic perspective?

HO: The main characters. The story has three protagonists, an African American woman, a Chinese American man, and a Caucasian American woman. As we see in current Hollywood film industry, this is the era of diversity and so are Japanese learners. The story doesn't focus on one person, one ethnicity, one gender, but different types of people who all audience can relate to.

CP: Can you please give a message to our readers.

OH: You can enjoy “real Japan” in NihonGO NOW! web series. Real Japanese people, real Japanese behaviors, real Japanese conversations, real Japanese situations, real Japanese locations, etc... All real for educational and filmmaking purpose. Even three American protagonists speak perfect Japanese. There might be a Season Two, so stay tuned!

 

Watch NihonGO NOW! web series from: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLELpHNkYhXHQifNNpTEuoWkX_EmqsJwJL

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Stay tuned with El Mo3: Pandemic Emergency Release!

 

CP: Hello, how are you doing in the pandemic? 

EM: Hi, Overall I feel good. Doing my best not to worry about whats going on. I AM staying away from the News channels & eating healthy and drinking lots of water in the hopes I do not catch this virus

 

CP: How the pandemic affected your daily life? 

EM: To be completely honest. It hasn’t effected me as much because I usually only hang out with very few people. All close friends of mine and that is if I am not working. i am dedicated to staying in the studio. Majority of the time I am working.  The one thing I wish I could do though is see my parents.  Unfortunately for their protection I must not see them. 

 

CP: Did you want to give people an extra bit of happiness and motivate them while being locked out? 

EM:  Yes, I want people to have a moment of time where their problems are forgotten.  Getting lost in the music for anyone is such an important part of what I do. The artists I listen to do that for me.  So why not pass that on.  

 

CP: What inspires you now when things got so crazy? 

EM: The madness inspires me. It helps me work. I’ve always been brave during tough times. Tough situations will either make or break a person. For me especially now that we are under quarintine, isolating self can be such a tool while on the path to self discovery. 

 

CP: By the way, why El Mo3, what does your name mean? 

EM: In Italian EL MO Means The PROTECTOR. I am using my platform as a way to give to people and help make history. Huge fan of DeadMau5 and loved what he did with his name.  So I thought wouldn’t it be cool to have a 3 at the end. Plus the name was brought up to me by my friend Ricky Tepperberg. 

 

CP: We know that music is not the only passion of yours. How about gaming? It must be a gamer's paradise today, isn't it? 

EM: OMG YES and it will only become much bigger.  Ive been participating in Tournaments before E-sports was around.  Gaming for me is a good way to take a break from the music. I have fun but sometimes I need a break from the games as well. 

 

CP: If you'll be able to play with any artist alive or dead, who would it be? 

EM: FRANK SINATRA. I can never have to much of Frank. 

Alive for sure DeadMau5.  Joel is one of those guys that just never stops working and he never switched styles of music for any reason. He is the same ole Joel.  

 

CP: What is your professional goals for 2020? Any new releases? 

EM: I am currently producing a tech house album. I released my first EP on February 28th which is still doing really well.  At the end of the year I will do another EP.  Another goal of mine is to be featured on Billboard magazine.  

 

CP: What is your biggest dream? 

EM:  DJ MAINSTAGE AT TOMORROWLAND. 

 

CP: What is your inspirational quote of the day? 

EM: Live in the Moment. Tomorrow is Never PROMISED. 
 

 

Listen to El Mo3's tracks at Spotify

 

 

 

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“EVOLUTION” OF ERO SEAGULL: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 
 The Greek – Canadian Alternative Hip Hop Artist released her debut album Evolution on June 14th with EMI Universal. The album consists of eleven (11) songs that were written and recorded during a twelve-month period in Athens, Greece at The Cave Studio and the studio Future Perfect. It is produced by Ero Seagull, Dieselbytes Supreme, Marilena Orfanou (Someone Who Isn't Me), mrpc (Afrocream) and engineered and mastered by Ekelon and Selini.
 
Ero Seagull first appeared in the music contest The Peoples Music Awards in London where she won the judges’ round in the “Off the beaten track” category for Unison | Breath of Life. She went to give her first concert in the venue Scala and she has also played a live gig in The World Festival of Music & Drama in Lahore with her composition Craters on the moon.
 
CP: Hi Ero, how are you today?
ES: Hi! I'm good, thank you for having me!
 
CP: Congratulations on your debut album! Your music style is quite special, mix of electro hip hop songs, rock, EDM and funk elements. How would you call your genre?
ES: I don't think I belong in a genre; each song is very different to the other. My genre is mixed.
 
CP: Where does your passion for music come from?
ES: My passion for music comes from an inner need to express my thoughts as well as communicate them to the people. I've always been an entertainer. As a kid I used to make people laugh now I wish to cheer them up, make them think or even simply give them something to dance to.
 
CP: One of your songs tells about Romeo’s vision of love, right? Do you think that Shakespeare’s story is eternal in the sense of problems that lovers face? Time changes, but the things people deal with persist… do you agree?
ES: Yes, it is eternal! Romeo and Juliet is my ideal kind of love. The kind of love I wish for myself minus the dramatic death, haha. They died when they were young and in a pure unjaded state of heart, which was as open as it gets. This is archetypical energy. As an archetype to me this represents the idea of unconditional love, as seeing the other as yourself. Of course, we have taken notice of the fact that they die in their prime, both were unable to see their own existence without the other and this kind of vision of love breaks all. Of course it becomes a tragedy when they are fated to misunderstand the others state. This then leads to the dramatic choice to join the other, as separation is an impossibility. It is the chaos and hatred of the outside world which leads to their premature end. But obviously this is where romance comes in, she dies beautiful and untouched and untainted by cynicism. So does he. All whilst gliding on a wave of passion. Because such passion could end no other way. Like a shooting star they are destined to light up the sky for a few blessed seconds. Till they again fade into darkness. I agree with you that problems that lovers face persist. My parents lived something similar at their twenties as they came from different backgrounds for my mom came from a rich family and her mom didn't want her Romeo who was a normal young man. I still haven't found my Juliet but I believe that she is out there and love always finds its way, you can find your Juliet when you're older but you must have a pure complete heart and not be cynical to live it as passionately as it's meant to be.
 
CP: When did you start playing music?
ES: I started playing piano as a kid and when I grew older I learned to play drums and guitar on my own. I like to learn more instruments, now I've taken a banjo. At my studio I have loads of instruments. Spending time with music is the greatest healer.
 
CP: Many artists and creators struggle with finding their own voice. What way is your way to establishing originality and personal touch in your creations?
ES: I like breaking stereotypes. I guess finding my own voice was never an issue. I always knew who I was, even though I believe in Socrates' words “The only thing I know, is that I know nothing.” So there is everything to learn about oneself until we go to the other world, but until we do your self is everything and nothing at the same time. Perhaps I am not a typical in terms of my cultural identity, gender, world view or all of the complex combinations that we believe make up a personality. The way I have always approached life is to be accepting and non-judgemental. I often use the word "pure" to describe a state of being that I aim to be and keep alive in my loved ones. So music is an extension of my heart, my story, it is my essence being sounded out. An essence that is not restricted in doubt or lack of love, I know unconditional love and I believe I give freely, always there is room to improve technically, but I hope some of the things I have lived through in terms of consciousness can bring me together with audiences.
 
CP: Your song “The Gospel” went viral and got reposted many times by US bloggers. Why do you think it resonated with the public?
ES: It was the timing actually, I sent it to one music blogger who loved it and posted it and then it went viral. I believe it is quite unique in terms of a having someone saying she is Jesus Christ and talking from a perspective that has never been heard before. The track is based in the theory of sadness that has both Jesus' beloved (Judas and Mary Magdalene) being the most trusted ones and the most misunderstood. For it is believed in this theory that Jesus had a love affair with Mary Magdalene and that He asked Judas to hand him over to the authorities. Therefore, Judas kissed him before they took Him.  I love the enormous 808 beat that Dieselbytes Supreme did, it is a blessed song. We all work to bring the best outcome in general, so chances are it will go well.
 
CP: We heard you are now working on the next single “My Baby”. What inspires you for this one?
ES: I am a borderline personality among other things, not in a big level but I am one and it is about borderline personality. I had a relationship that was fully borderline and I recognise what we do in terms of dissociation. I also talked to other people who dated a borderline and I wished to write a song about it to raise awareness and send my daemons away. At first when you will hear it you'll think I am talking down on my ex but I wanted to mention all the things that scarred me and further on the song I sing from a perspective that gets her and has compassion. At no circumstance did I think I was a victim, I don't believe in that. I believe that in a relationship of two people that is problematic both share responsibility. As a Greek saying says "As you make your bed you will lay in it". A toxic relationship is based on dynamics. If one is letting the flow in the hands of the other it's not the other's fault.  Leon Rhymes (Too Many T’s) gave the initial idea in a recording with stems he’d sent for "What’s in a Romeo". I picked it and crewed up with Marilena Orfanou (Someone Who Isn't Me) and Ekelon and turned it into a song. The outcome makes my heart sing it stays with you.
The video clip of “My Baby” will be directed by Antony Glaros an up and coming award-winning director maker of the "Job Interview" and "The Chandelier".   
 
CP: Is that true, that you are writing a book?
ES: Yes it is called "Ero and the Remembrance" and it is about my experience being in a borderline episode. I've lived the life of Romeo and Juliet but it was all in my fantasy world. I had met in uni a girl named Crystal and I fell in love with her but I couldn't talk to her so I took drugs in order to do so which brought me to an episode. I used to be with her but the problem is that she wasn't there. I thought I was the reincarnation of Jesus and Mary Magdalene was that girl. "The Gospel" was my reality when I was on that episode. The book will be published next week by Ostria Publications.
 
CP: How our readers can keep up with the publication updates?
ES: I guess the best way is either by adding me on Instagram or liking my page on Facebook. I always update them with my news.
 
CP: When will your next single be released?
ES: My Baby will be released soon. I have no idea yet what is the exact release date to be honest as our world is facing strange times.
 
CP: You are also working on the new video clips of “My Baby” and “What’s in a Romeo”. How does the work go?
ES: What's in a Romeo was going to be filmed next week by Dimitra Tampasi a great director who has the most beautiful vision about the song but we've actually postponed the shootings of both as I don't wish for anyone’s health to be jeopardised.
 
CP: What are you biggest projects for 2020?
ES: I had my first big gig for my debut album next week as well but haha when we make plans God laughs. But we shouldn't let this virus get us down, we should be creative and continue our work. After My Baby I will be preparing a new album.
 
CP: What is your biggest dream right now?
ES:

 My biggest dream is for the world to go as it was before this virus appeared. I appreciate so much more the freedom we had. This feels like a Hollywood sci-fi movie. So my biggest dream is health for the world!
 
CP: What is your motivational quote of the day?
ES: Be safe and stay indoors and be creative!
 
CP: Thank you so much, Ero, for finding time for the interview! We wish you a lot of success in your wonderful creations! 


ES: Thank you!
 
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