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Lisa Greenaway, DJ LAPKAT, spoken word poetry and global beats music blogger, radio presenter.Blog athttp://lapkat.com, focus on world spoken word. "La Danza Poetica"monthly global spoken word / music podcast on Radio Groovalizacion:http://www.groovalizacion.com/lapkat& also in Mixcloud:La Danza Poetica

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Who are we?

We are a travelling and exploring duo. I'm a single older Mum from Australia, and I have been travelling with my son around the world.

We love to focus on Random Acts of Kindness when we travel.

Anything from feeding the homeless in Hollywood, to the beggars on the streets of Bolivia.

In Fiji, we helped clothe a village, gave out walking sticks, toys and books, personal and household items, and food. We also paid school fees & provided necessities for 2 children whose father just died, and their mother had left them. Just recently I got a thank you note that they were reined with their mother, and they never forgot our kindness.

I love to motivate single parents, and families to change their lives, and to go and follow their dreams. Many a single parent has written to me and thanked me for encouraging them to get out of the rat race and to spend time with their child/ren incorporating travel.

We support ourselves with our savings. We have no income. We are sometimes given money to give out to the poor, but none has ever been kept by us. That is because we love to give!

It is a great way to also educate my son. He learns food, culture, social skills, language, history, art, geography, budgeting, currency conversion, and so much more.

So we have sold our home, car, most of our possessions, and we have left our old life in Australia behind for now. I also left an executive job, and my own small business, having previously also owned several businesses over the years in retail.

We do not have a mapped out route of where we travel. We talk and work that out as we go.

I guess my first travel experience was a baby. I can thank my parents for my travel bug. We have 6 girls in our family, and some of us would pile in a van that my Dad had modified, and we had a huge old army tent, and every school holidays they took us on an adventure - somewhere in Australia.

By the time I was 21 I had my first overseas trip. This was in Japan, UK, Europe, USA, Canada, and Central America. It lasted a year, and involved Contiki, solo travelling, mission travels, and more.

I continued my love of travel and missions through my 20's to many countries overseas - in fact so many I have lost count.

I then added Thailand (where I learnt about a new instant print process), and came back and started an instant print and paper store.

After that, I went on 7 trips to Indonesia (actually I lost count how many), with an import business, and a retail homewards and gift store intertwined.

Travel overseas halted for a while, but I moved to Hunter Valley and Sydney and continued Australian holidays instead.

After the birth of my son (he had his first holiday at 4 weeks, and his first plane trip at 6 weeks old), I continued trips back and forth to NSW. Holidays became a common thing in Fiji, as it was a safe place to take a small child, so our love for Fiji and the people was birthed.

Each time we went to Fiji we took loads of things for the poor, thus our desire for Random Acts of Kindness was birthed.

So it was not surprising that it was Explorason's idea to go back to Fiji as the start of our journey and to take a load of toys, books and clothes to give to the children when we were there.

So thus the journey began in 2012.

Travel for us is not just about seeing. It is about making a difference too.

The more we give, the more we want to give.

It has become our addiction - to put a smile on a face.

To say "we care".

We love: To explore; To experience the new; To never give up; To live life to the full; To meet new people; To give when people least expect it….. To do Random Acts of Kindness, as we see and learn, while we travel the world.

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World Music presenter on ArtSound FM community radio

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Australia
A blog dedicated to the music of South Asia and the South AsIan diaspora.

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In a globally connected world, people are feeling more isolated than ever. Laying beneath the chaotic exterior of our busy lives exists a burning desire to connect, to learn, to understand and to belong. There is no more globally connecting element in our existence than that of sound and music. Regardless of what country you live in or the language you speak, sound and music form a common and connecting bond that can unite us, heal us, motivate and inspire us.

I have created Tonal Tribes as a place to connect with the global sounds of the world. Exploring world music, traditional and modern wisdom in the use, impact and benefits of the sound around us.

We are blessed to be surrounded by Acoustic Alchemists the world over who are working their magic to bring happiness, awareness, joy, health and connection to those they come in contact with. They bring their gifts in music, science, tradition and healing arts to make the world a better place, and Tonal Tribes is the place where we explore and celebrate them and the magic of their work.

Sound can heal, transform, connect, unite and break down cultural barriers that keep us separated. 'World Music' is a gateway to that crosses cultural boundaries. It celebrates beauty, challenges convention, fights for what is right and promotes what is good.

You may feel isolated in your home, your community, or even your country, but no matter where you are, or who you are, you can find your Tonal Tribe through sound and my hope is to help you in your discovery.

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