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Dear Destiny, Cristwell, and Donna,



Thank you all so much for working with us. Destiny, your music was beautiful and was just the perfect complement to our Closing Ceremony. We really enjoyed having you there, and we appreciate your willingness to work with our very small budget!



Take care,

Isabel



Isabel Garcia-Gonzales, MFA

Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies

(415) 575-6298

igarcia-gonzales@ciis.edu
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Destiny, Sound Sculptress: Calendar April 28, 2008 Yerba Buena Garden San Francisco CA USA
April 27, 2008 Ruby Skye San Francisco CA USA
April 26, 2008 Holy Redeemer Oakland CA USA
April 19, 2008 The Westin LAX Los Angeles CA USA
April 13, 2008 Alameda Spiritual Living Center Alameda CA USA
April 7, 2008 Sacamento City College Sacramento CA USA
April 5, 2008 Accsentials Pleasanton CA USA
March 28, 2008 100 Black Women/ San Francisco Marriott San Francisco CA USA
March 22, 2008 East West Bookstore Moutain View CA USA
March 14, 2008 Grace Cathedral San Francisco CA USA
March, 2008 O N E L I F E/ Postponed! tba CA USA
February 24, 2008 Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Tuscon AZ USA
February 24, 2008 Missionary Rest Baptist Churc Tuscon AZ
February 17, 2008 Seattle Center/ Fischer Hall
February 14, 2008 The San Francisco Library San Francisco CA USA
February 13, 2008 Excelsior Branch Library San Francisco CA
February 13, 2008 Parkside Branch Library San Francisco CA
February 7, 2008 Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles CA USA
February 6, 2008 Cinespace Los Angeles CA
February 2, 2008 Mission Bay Library San Francisco CA USA
February 2, 2008 Barnes & Nobles Oakland CA
January 26, 2008 One Life/Holy Redeemeer Oakland CA USA
January 21, 2008 The Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts Oakland CA USA
January 18, 2008 NAMM/The Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim CA USA
January 13, 2008 Center for Spiritual Living/ Bet Haverim Temple Davis CA USA
January 6, 2008 A Jazz Salon CA USA
December 24, 2007 African Orthodox Church of St. John Coltrane San Francisco CA USA
December 18, 2007 Yoshi's Jazz & Supper Club Oakland` CA USA`
December 16, 2007 Calvery Christian Center Portland Or. america
December 15, 2007 Super Date Portland OR USA
December 14, 2007 Grace Cathedral San Francisco CA
December 12, 2007 Acc'sentials Pleasanton CA USA
December 8, 2007 Grace Cathedral San Francisco Ca. america
December 6, 2007 Beshoff MotorCars San Jose CA
December 2, 2007 Center for Spiritual Living San Jose CA USA
November 29, 2007 MACY'S SF San Francisco CA USA
November 17, 2007 Humboltd County Humboldt CA
November 15, 2007 Acc'sentials Pleasanton CA USA
November 11, 2007 InnerLight Ministries Soquel CA USA
November 11, 2007 Deer Park Villa Marin City CA USA
November 10, 2007 Courtyard Marriott Fairfield CA USA
November 2, 2007 Harps Ect Walnut Creek CA USA
November 1, 2007 Borders Books san francisco CA USA
October 23, 2007 Adams Mark Denver Denver CO USA
October 13, 2007 The Double Tree Hotel of Modesto Modesto CA USA
October 12, 2007 The Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Rotunda Oakland CA USA
October 11, 2007 The Claremont Country Club Oakland CA USA
September 30, 2007 Uptown Body Shop Oakland CA USA
September 29, 2007 Wose' Community House of Amen Ra The Sacred Way Oakland CA USA
September 29, 2007 Union Square San Francisco CA USA
September 22, 2007 The Hyatt Regency Burlingame CA USA
September 15, 2007 Acc'ssentials Pleasanton CA
September 6, 2007 Fremont MotorCars Fremont CA USA
August 16, 2007 Computer History Museum Mountain View CA USA
August 10, 2007 Relax Live Well Showroom San Jose CA USA
August 3, 2007 Daniel Winlker & Associates Albany CA USA
July 28, 2007 Middle Harbor Oakland CA USA
July 23, 2007 Maxwells Restaurant & Lounge
June 22, 2007 San Jose Convention Center San Jose CA USA
June 21, 2007 Cafe Gratitude San Francisco CA USA
June 20, 2007 The Linen Life Park Avenue Emeryville CA USA
June 17, 2007 Cafe Gratitude Berkeley CA
June 14, 2007 Cafe Gratitude San Francisco CA
June 3, 2007 Cafe Gratitude Berkeley CA USA
June 2, 2007 JFK University Pleasant Hill CA USA
June 1, 2007 The Jahva House Oakland CA USA
May 9, 2007 The Wellington House Seattle WA USA
April 30, 2007 The W Hotel San Francisco CA USA
April 29, 2007 The Burlingame Hyatt Hotel Burlingame CA
April 20, 2007 The Jahva House Oakland CA USA
April 5, 2007 The San Francisco Marriot San Francisco CA USA
March 11, 2007 Chapel of the Chimes Oakland CA USA
March 10, 2007 The Linen Life Park Avenue 1375 Park Avenue @ Holden CA USA
January 21, 2007 KRST Unity Church Los Angeles CA
January 13, 2007 The Oakland Marriott Oakland CA
January 13, 2007 Center for Spiritual Living Davis CA USA
2007 Pigram Rest Missionary Baptist Church Tucson AZ
December 31, 2006 2100 building Seattle WA
December 31, 2006 Damascus Baptist Church Seattle WA
December 29, 2006 Calvary Christian Ministries Portland OR
December 25, 2006 The Wellington Seattle WA
December 24, 2006 Center for Spiritual Living of Tacoma Tacoma WA
December 23, 2006 The Wellington Seattle WA USA
December 18, 2006 Yoshis' Jazz Supper Club Oakland Ca USA
December 16, 2006 Macy's of San Francisco San Francisco CA
December 13, 2006 L'amyx Tea Bar Oakland CA USA
December 8, 2006 Grace - www.harpistfromthehood.com


Next….
KFC Pride 360 Pre-Grammy party featuring Destiny "Harpist from the Hood" @ Cinespace.

I attended the KFC Pride 360 Pre-Grammy party at Cinespace. This venue is huge and the turnout did not meet expectations. However, Destiny, a petite little woman held her audience captivated with her music that could only be described as coming from heavenly places, more so, than from the hood.



Destiny's quick butterfly fingers gliding across the harp to make heavenly soulful music was inspiring and soothing. (Photo Credit: TJ Photos)

Her angelic fingers trickled across the strings delivering an unforgettable celestial jazz sound. Destiny performed music sets right after the other with just a short break in between. I'm sure that news about this "Harpist from the Hood" will catch on.

Celebrity guests included Ernest Thomas, UNE' and record producer Carmela C. Martin. The event coordinator was warm and friendly and offered a complimentary beverage and refill. I enjoyed Destiny's performance very much and was glad to be able to hear it without all the chatter that is usually generated in a nightclub setting. If you hear that Destiny is performing in-town do check her out. She will not disappoint.

http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur40835.cfm - http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur40835.cfm


Destiny, Harpist From the Hood
Jazzy ethno-eclectic harp music for all ages. 2 p.m. Sat. S.F. Public Library Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St. . SF

FREE

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L.A. Cicero
an April 4 event marking the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. At left, Destiny, known as the “harpist from the hood,” performed at the event, which also featured more music, chanting and spoken word and tributes from diverse faiths and traditions.

- San Francisco Chronicle


Destiny, Harpist From the Hood
Jazzy ethno-eclectic harp music for all ages. 2 p.m. Sat. S.F. Public Library Mission Bay Branch, 960 Fourth St. . SF

FREE

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2008/01/31/NS57UJP4Q.DTL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRZlwl2Oqf8 - San Francisco Chronicle


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- Oakland Ballet Fundraiser


Women Shaping the World: Speakers

Saturday, 3.8.2008

Destiny Muhammad
Harpist and Vocalist
To say Destiny is a uniquely talented artist is a severe understatement. Both harpist and vocalist, Destiny enjoys a flourishing music career as the demand for her distinctive brand of stirring music and vocals continues to grow.

Although she started playing the harp just 12 years ago, Destiny currently rewrites classic recordings specifically for the harp and creates original pieces of her own. She initially became interested in playing the harp as a child but it was a trip to Belgium as an adult that inspired her to receive formal training and pursue a career as a professional harpist.

"I heard an album featuring the Kora while I was there and I was just mesmerized by the sound." Soon after, she began taking harp lessons and is now widely known for what she refers to as her "acoustic-jazz-classical" style. Destiny has performed::

Concert for World Peace with Jazz Trumpeter Eddie Gayle, Triplett Harp Show Case at the Annual Somerset Folk Harp Fest in Somerset, New Jersey, a concert collaboration of the music of John Coltrane and Elvin Jones at Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Ghetto Chamber Music with legendary Jazz Trumpeter, Khalil Shaheed a performances at the. Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA, Agape International Spiritual Center‘s "Revelation" conferences, The American Red Cross Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast.

2004 found Destiny on a six week Summer "Friends and Family Tour 2004" for Harpist From The Hood / Triplett Harp Co.

Alkebu-lan Books and Records. One of many highlights was an on
the spot jam session at the African American Museum in Detroit, Michigan. She has also been a featured workshop instructor for the Bay Area Folk Harp Society as well as a local library tour for the San Francisco Libraries.

Destiny established a new Harp presence at the NAMM 2005 show with Triplett Harps new 38-string Acoustic-Electric Eclipse Harp. This harp was custom made for Destiny out of all Bubinga wood from Africa with electric components by Highlander Musical Audio Products.

Destiny has shared her therapeutic music at Alameda, Alta Bates Tacoma General and Kaiser Permenete Hospitals. Other events include 100 Black Women Awards
Luncheon, The Black Choreographers Conference and Destiny’s live performances with her band "A Band of Angels", MASALA a new vision for touch and sound and her string collaboration
S.O.N.G Strings of a Nubian Groove. Destiny is a member of the
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Bay Area Folk
Harp Society, the American Harp Society and A S C A P and is
also endorsed by Triplett Harp Company.

Destiny Muhammad’s most memorable experience was performing for Iyanla Van Zant Destiny’s original song, ‘The Presence’ Since being discovered by Grammy Award Winner D’wayne Wiggins, President of Grass
Roots Entertainment, Destiny has found the creative and professional backing she needs to touch listeners around the world. in her debut album, "My Quest" has been well received and we re hoping for even a broader audience with the release of her new work "The Presence".

It’s clear this gifted artist is destined to share her uplifting musical journey with the masses . "Destiny’s music has commercial appeal with a very
tranquil spiritual element to her sound that listeners are enchanted by."--D’wayne Wiggins.

For CD information Alkebu-Lan Book and Records (510) 595 7918
www.HarpistfromtheHood.com


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Stanford Report, April 9, 2008

King honored on 40th anniversary of his death an April 4 event marking the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. At left, Destiny, known as the harpist from the hood,  performed at the event.

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LIVE PERFORMANCE IN SEATTLE ,WASHINGTON FOR THE JIMI HENDRIX FOUNDATION 2005. JIMI HENDRIX MUSIC PERFORMED ON HARP BY DESTINY. PERFORMACE INCLUDES: CASTLES IN THE SAND AND THE AXIS BOLD AS LOVE.
- Jimi Hendrix Foundation Award Dinner


Discography

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Destiny MusicSongs from "Sacred Bath"
The Shortest Way HomeDestiny, Sound Sculptress:

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Bio

http://www.oaklandmagazine.com/media/Oakland-Magazine/March-April-2009/Dreamers/

To say Destiny is a uniquely talented artist is a severe understatement. Both harpist and vocalist, Destiny enjoys a flourishing music career as the demand for her distinctive brand of stirring music and vocals continues to grow.

Destiny currently rewrites classic recordings specifically for the harp and creates original pieces of her own. Destiny has performed: Triplett Harp Show Case at the Annual Somerset Folk Harp Fest, concert collaboration of the music of John Coltrane and Elvin Jones with Jazz Drummer E.W. Wainwright, "The World Music Jazz Festival" with Jazz Trumpeter, Khalil Shaheed a performances at the. Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA, Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith's "Revelation" conferences, The International Red Cross Annual Conference, the Association of Global New Thought Conference, LINES Ballet, The Monterey Jazz Festival and her music debut in New York City for the ESSENCE Magazine Women Who Are Shaping the World Leadership Summit.

Since being discovered by Grammy Award Winner D'wayne Wiggins, President of Grass Roots Entertainment, Destiny has found the creative and professional backing she needed to touch listeners around the world. in her debut album, "My Quest". Her latest works, 'Sacred Bath' a collection of Destiny's original spanning over the last 10 years showing the promise of continuing Destiny's global attraction. It's clear this gifted artist is destined to share her uplifting musical journey with the masses.

The Richard Howell Quintet Band f/ Destiny is a package combo you want. James Adams, City Flight Magazine wrote, "The closeness of this unit, their ability to connect with each other musically and spiritually, makes it easily feasible that they could perform an entire set, freeform. Music in the moment." For more information on The Richard Howell Quintet Band contact RHQuintet@sbcglobal.net

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