All posts tagged: New York

the expat novelist

I HAVE been caught in the middle of a protest and a riot. I have faced culture clashes, language barriers and have been surrounded by a headlining economic crisis and social unrest. Thanks to Greece, I also discovered a creative side to myself, inspired by the beauty of the country, a beauty that requires living here to be discovered. It all started with a move across the Atlantic. BY MARISSA TEJADA I had followed my husband from San Francisco to Athens, Greece. A New Yorker, born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, I graduated from a college in Upstate New York and then followed my television, journalism and PR career to cities in Washington State, Florida and then California. While I was used to making a new start, I never had to do it in a foreign country. I quit my job. Left my friends and family and I was set on discovering, understanding and finding the best in the experiences that would come my way. One experience ended up being my marriage, which was falling apart. I had to …

Q&A: Benji Adeyemo, performing artist, yoga teacher

BENJI Adeyemo is a multi-talented jack of all trades, and going to his yoga class changed my life (and physical form) for the much better at a time when I was feeling a little down and out, with his uplifting energy, great teaching style and contagiously good vibes. He teaches Bhakti Flow Yoga for which he received training from its creator, Rusty Wells and at NYSY Studios, where he also teaches. He is also a performing artist whose West End credits include Starlight Express, Fame and Saturday Night Fever, and his Greek theatre credits include Saturday Night Fever, La Cage Aux Folles, The Producers and most recently, Priscilla Queen Of The Dessert. Since 2013 he began to sing and his first track ‘The Way’ with Thodoris Triantafillou and CJ Jeff became a big club hit, and many other popular releases followed suit. At the end of May he will be releasing a track called ‘Proud Of You’ with house producer Tsalikee with legendary New York house label ‘King Street’ and is also working on two tracks with The Echonomist and another two with French house producer Rafel Cerato. His …