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Alla P. Gakuba's short stories are lengthy and full of information whether from historical periods to relate to current times. The twenty short stories detail infamous events such as Napoleon's rise and fall to American women receiving rights to vote. Another of the short stories was about Maslow's Theory describing the five steps of life and achievements. This book is inspiring and gives insight into the mentality of many great people who contributed to society, helped others in times of need and become more self-aware.
Alla talked about her time as a engineer being changed from constructing buildings to bridges with no guidance given to her. Even after transferring from Africa to U.S.A. for an engineering job, Alla was puzzled that she earned the job but she strive to achieve her goals. In life, dedication can be the breaking point of a successful venture and a reflection of the steps taken to get there. Alla also theorizes about a time that women felt uncomfortable in a hostile environment. Dissertations were to be given to make new ideas and various other women were directed to other doctoral programs. The most interesting short story to me is about the millionaires. Hearing about the concepts from old time to new in how millionaires were made was fascinating; the growth of American innovations and ideas transformed the country in tremendous ways and the number of millionaires increased as the years came. If i had to rate Alla P. Gakuba's books on A PERSON IS A PRODUCT OF TIME, PLACE, AND CIRCUMSTANCES, i'll give it a 9 out of 10 for insight on an intelligent and inspiring level, precise wording and a great archive of information to make anyone interested to read.

Alla P. Gakuba - A Person is a Product of Time Place and Circumstances



Raised in Raleigh, Cody Daniel has been engulfed in music and its possibilities of outreach for his entire life. Since 2009, Cody Daniel has been preforming in local bars and restaurants as himself and with dozens of local bands. He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists and through those endeavors he has crafted music in all kinds of ways. Now solo, Cody Daniel and his music are setting off to inspire listeners.


Art uplifts and saves its audience from constant tribulations that overwhelm our lives. Music itself allots a beautiful emotional connection between the sound and the listener that offers a break from misfortunes. Our music gives my audience and fans an uplifting new sound that will always be relatable. Our music is one that inspires listeners the same way we believes music should always be inspirational and healing.

The music video, "Love is a Lie", revamped the typical love song. It also won the 2016 Carolina Music Award for "R&B Music Video of the Year". Cody plans to take his musical ventures to the next level and isn't going to stop until he makes his mark on the world.


His passion and love for music began shortly after Cody Daniel was born. His father a DJ, and other relatives in bands themselves, Cody was surrounded by various types of music at a young age. “At the age of when I could pick up objects, I would be playing along side them with little toy instruments and drums,” Cody mentions. He was always surrounded by top 40 and greatest hits dating back to as early as the 50’s.


Cody’s real love for songwriting took place when he was 16 years old. Never taking guitar lessons, he took home his uncle's old guitar and began to teach himself to play. 

I locked myself in my room everyday for months teaching myself how to play, while my fingers bled. I just remember engrossing myself in videos of John Mayer on AOL sessions. It was a way to watch his acoustic performances, and I instantly fell in love with his guitar style,” he says.

Inspired by artists like Tom Petty, The Beatles, Foo Fighters and Coldplay, he tried to mimic everything he watched. Many of his early songs were formed from analyzing and breaking down other songs to figure out how they were made from chord structures. Unaware of the songwriting process, Cody would choose different parts of songs he liked, and use them to inspire his melodies and lyrics to make it his own. After much trial and error, and the hard work he dedicated, Cody now has over 100 songs written.

His first performance playing guitar was in 2008 at his senior talent show. “I didn’t sing because I was too shy,” he says. But his determination did not end there. Cody was motivated to continue to grow in music, and tried to form many different genres of bands with his friends. From pop punk, to arena rock, to bands similar to Weezer, he was determined to find his niche. Continuing to grow and learn more about himself, Cody realized he had a difficult time compromising his creative side with other people, and wanted to make music freely. His musical vision was so clear, that he decided to embark solo in January 2014. Now, completely in charge of the production of his music and music videos, he is able to carry out that vision.

Since 2009, Cody Daniel has performed in many local bars, restaurants, and venues. Whether it be solo, or with one of the many bands he has performed with, or collaborating with other artists, Cody has crafted music in all kinds of ways. Now solo, he hopes to bring a sense of unity and togetherness through his music to inspire listeners.



Cody Daniel - The Night (Official Music Video) #Flyah




Paul Nowell, also known as “Paul The Trombonist,” is a Los Angeles based music producer/songwriter/DJ/performer/educator/film maker and acclaimed trombonist. He has performed privately in front of celebrities including: Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Robert Pattinson, Zac Efron, Bill Maher and Ryan Seacrest to name a few. His videos of originally produced content have received tens of millions of views.


As a teenager, while playing with his own group at a jazz club in Cleveland, Paul was approached by Duke Ellington’s nephew, Ron Ellington Shy of the Drifters and Coasters fame. Immediately after, Nowell began working with Ellington Shy on his musical arrangements. Also as a teenager Paul played in jazz legend Chico Hamilton’s band for the Tri-C Jazz Festival. He was a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and toured the world with them. Afterwards he played trombone for Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan on his Tony award winning (2010 Best Musical) “Memphis." 10 time Grammy winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval recognized the talent of Paul and together they created a series of online videos that instantly become a hit all around the world by millions of people. 



Legendary comedian Sinbad often has invited Paul to perform with him on stage where together they fuse music and comedy in a truly original way. He has also served as trombonist in the queen of soul, Arethra Franklin’s band and performed together with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Frankie Valli and also in Noel Gallagher of Oasis's band.

Nowell graduated from Berklee College of Music on scholarship and has studied with some of the finest trombonists alive such as legendary Phil Wilson. Phil was so impressed with Paul and what he was doing with his career that five years after Paul graduated, Phil flew to Los Angeles to film a video series with him. Paul say's to this day that was the biggest honor of his life. The Phil Wilson/Paul The Trombonist video series was a huge success and sparked an idea with Paul to do similar videos with other living legends. This led to the creation of the internet show “Bone Masters” where Paul interviews living trombone legends and conducts master classes with them. To this day it is the largest educational video library about the trombone in existence. 


His live show incorporates trombone and technology in a way never heard before. From Jazz/Pop/Hip-Hop and Dance music, Paul uses looping technology, keyboards, and trombone improvisation that will take you to another world. 



Paul is a member of The Recording Academy where each year he is a voting member for the Annual Grammy Awards


Noel Gallagher and Aretha Franklin sideman, Paul The Trombonist, releases revolutionary jazz and Electronic/hip-hop album, Journey To The World

Paul Nowell, also known as “Paul The Trombonist,” has worked with a diverse array of icons, including Aretha Franklin, Noel Gallagher, Frankie Vallie, 10-time Grammy award-winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, and Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan. Paul is a child prodigy who has made good on his talents and has had an extraordinary career.
Now, he shares his panoramic musicality with his debut album, Journey To The World, out March 7 th , 2017. The 10-track record is a visionary mix of chill electrosoul, hip-hop, jazz, and sublime melodic pop.
“This is an album I feel very passionate about,” says the Los Angeles-based artist. “It draws from all the musical influences I have had in my life. It is really exciting to me that I can finally fuse together these sounds I love so much and incorporate the trombone into a context the world has never heard before. There is something for everyone on this album.”
Paul has built a robust creative profile as a producer, composer, DJ, educator, filmmaker, and acclaimed instrumentalist. He has performed privately in front of celebrities such as: Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Robert Pattinson, Zac Efron, Bill Maher and Ryan Seacrest, to name a few. His videos of originally produced content have garnered tens of millions of views.
His album, Journey To The World, is a portal into the mind of Paul The Trombonist, showcasing his panache for mashing up cool retro sounds with sleek futuristic production. “Enchanted Garden” references minimal house music beats with swanky soul-jazz melodies. “Popcorn Butter” puts upfront glitchy grooves swathed in majestic electro-soul atmospherics. The title track exudes a stateliness that conjures Birth Of The Cool-era Miles Davis.
Journey To The World boasts an all-star cast of Grammy award-winning recording and engineering personnel, including Tom Coyne (Adele, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith), Ryan Gilligan (Kanye West, Cee Lo Green, Busta Rhymes), and Steve Genewick (Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson).
Paul is funding his album through a PledgeMusic campaign. Perks include intimate coffee hangs, signed Paul The Trombonist mouthpieces, handwritten sheet music, signed vinyl and CDs, executive producer credits, and public or private performance experiences, among other incentivizing gifts.
Paul’s story is something of a jazz fantasy. As a teen wunderkind in Cleveland, he was discovered by none other than Duke Ellington’s nephew, Ron Ellington Shy of the Drifters and Coasters fame. Immediately after, Paul began working with Ellington Shy on his musical arrangements. He went onto play in jazz legend Chico Hamilton’s band, and tour the world as member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Ten-time Grammy winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval recognized Paul’s talent, and together they created a series of online videos that have become a viral sensation and seen by millions. Paul graduated from Berklee College of Music on scholarship and has studied with some of the finest trombonists alive, such as legendary Phil Wilson.
Today, Paul is an active performer whose live show incorporates trombone and technology in a way never heard before within the context of trombone-based music. Onstage, Paul uses looping technics, keyboards, and trombone improvisation for an otherworldly musical experience.

Paul The Trombonist - Enchanted Garden - #Flyah