At Awesomeness Fest I met a really great guy named Neil Warren. Neil played his ukulele on most of the breaks at Awesomeness Fest and I know his music made everyone really happy:) During one of the breaks Neil gave me a
quick ukulele lesson and I liked it so much that I bought my very own ukulele. I’m still learning but I can already play a couple of chords and songs. I just wanted to say thank you to Neil for playing such nice music at Awesomeness Fest and for inspiring me to get a ukulele of my own! Here is a video of Neil giving me the ukulele lesson at Awesomeness Fest. I hope you LIKE it and leave me your comments!
And if you want to learn more about Neil, then check out his website at Hawaii Moves. Thanks for watching:)
Hi everyone, I just wanted to announce that just a few days ago I got my first ukulele! I already know “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, “Hey Soul Sister” by Train, “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole. I made up my own song too, it’s called “If I Had” by me, Zynnia Jezek. I’m still learning the strumming patterns to some of the songs, but hey, practice makes perfect.
Two people inspired me to get my ukulele. The first one was my sister, Zanna. She plays guitar and at first I wanted to get a guitar too, but when I tried playing her guitar it was a little too big and my fingers couldn’t reach the strings. But she is such an awesome sister that she just kept on encouraging me. (thanks Zanna) The second person who inspired me to get a ukulele is Neil Warren. I met him at Awesomeness Fest where he taught me to play the ukulele. He played his ukulele on most of the breaks at Awesomeness Fest and his music was great!
The biggest reason I like playing ukulele is because it’s just my size So I just wanted to make this video to thank Neil for inspiring me and to share a quick song with you guys!
Thanks for watching and if you like, then remember to click LIKE (I love your comments too!) Aloha!
I know I got over the part where all of my youtube videos disappeared (okay, my mamas hasty fingers accidentally deleted them all with one click by mistake) but then I get a notification from Collie Buddz, my favorite singer in the whole world, and he linked to a video that isn’t there anymore. Look:
OMG, Collie features me on HIS BLOG and links to a video that a few days later my mom deletes. This is one of those moments that I really have to trust the universe. My guess is that the universe wants me to write to Collie and to tell him what happened so that maybe I can invite him to Awesomeness Fest?
Yup, I better go write him now and I will let you know if this link gets fixed.
Some old dancing footage with some new music. This is my friend SammyT who I got to spend some time with in Maui. Special thanks too to Moriah Diamond at Om Photography (for those awesome pix of me dancing at the Hard Rock in Maui) and an extra special thanks to my sister Zanna for her editing on this one (and all the others)!
Zynnia: Well actually we lived in Costa Rica and there was a lot of Caribbean music like Bob Marley, Reggaeton, stuff like that, Collie Buddz. And I actually moved to the United States and I got a green screen and my Mom, she was speaking and stuff and I had a little part in that too. I spoke about not being shy in front of the camera because a lot of people, even grown-ups that I know, get like stuck in front of camera, in front of audience and so I just wanted to relax people and I wanted to do more videos that people could actually relate to, like home stuff. So I started making cooking videos, videos about my garden, and I started doing music videos, and that’s pretty much where it all started. I think that the first music video I made was probably one where I was dancing and singing to Sean Paul, Lip synching. And that’s really how it started.
DankJamz: Who are your biggest influences?
Zynnia: Well, probably my greatest influence is my favorite artist, Collie Buddz. And actually a couple weeks ago we got to see Ziggy Marley live. He was really awesome, and it was just before Bob Marley’s Birthday. I like the Island, Caribbean music, and Ska, Roots Reggae, Rock(er) Reggae and I actually learned about all the Ska, Roots, and Rock(er) Reggae because New Kingstons dad, the bass player, Courtney.
DankJamz: What project are you working on right now?
Zynnia: I’m actually in the studio recording my EP and I’m trying to find someone to produce them and find some rhythms for them. And my Mom is actually helping me out with that. We are looking on YouTube for the basic Ska, Roots, Reggae, The rhythms, Trying to sing it and laying it out pretty much. So that’s all I’m doing right now. I’m trying to figure out someone to produce those and get all the beats to match.
DankJamz: Can you share some details about that?
Zynnia: I actually got inspired after we went to the Collie Buddz concert because DJ PeeWee pulled me up on stage and I got to sing with Collie. It was really amazing. He was like my favorite artist. So yeah, I really got inspired to do that and after I came home I got like so many ideas in my head and I just started writing them down and then I figured out that they could all be songs and that there were about six songs and I decided to just make them into an EP.
DankJamz: What’s in store for the future for Zynnia?
Zynnia: Well I’m just kind of trying to wrap up this EP and getting all that done. I’m meeting a lot of cool new producers and a lot of new people. I’m building and working on my website, I got a twitter page, facebook, youtube and I actually opened up my own store. And well, my dream is pretty much just to go to Harper Digital and record something with Collie but I’m still working on that (laughs). So there is actually a lot in store for the future!
DankJamz: Who is the best artist today?
Zynnia: I think the best artist today, yesterday and tomorrow is Collie Buddz.
And the artist that’s moving and shaking the most are Los Rakas because ever since the playback tour I’ve just seen them being interviewed, and making new videos and they’re just two really nice guys
DankJamz: What does reggae mean to you?
Zynnia: To me, Reggae means just sharing with everyone – peace, love, one love, one heart, unity, and I’m just trying to open peoples hearts, ears, souls and eyes. And yeah, I’m just trying to spread all that and spread love and unity and I’m so happy I’m trying to be a part of it. I’m actually BEING a part of it because the world needs it.
This is an on location music video to the New Kingston song called EMPRESS LOVE. Video marketing is fun, but I am really liking this music stuff! I went to see New Kingston on tour with Collie Buddz… I had such amazing fun that I have been inspired ever since.
So here is a shout out to my new friends Courtney, Tahir, Stephen & Courtney Sr…. this song is for you.
I am Collie Buddz Biggest Little Fan. I LOVE his music and all of the people on his tour. They are all so nice! This is a compilation of Collie & Blacka dancing from the Playback Tour. I saw Collie Buddz and Blacka Di Danca two nights in a row and had such amazing fun, Collie even pulled me up on the stage to sing with him and now we are facebook and twitter friends. That is so cool! I am friends with Blacka too!
So here it is! A fun and playful shout out to Collie and to Blacka… this one is special, for the two of you and I hope it makes you smile.
I am also a big Los Rakas fan! I am a video marketer and author, but I also LOVE music! This is my first attempt at a color & black & white mix music video. Video marketing is fun, but I am really liking this music stuff! I went to see Los Rakas on tour with New Kingston & Collie Buddz… I had such amazing fun that I have been inspired ever since.
So here is a shout out to my new friends Raka Rich & Raka Dun… this song is for you.
This is me singing along to a New Kingston song even though I don’t really know all of the lyrics. Video marketing is fun, but I am really liking this music stuff! When we went to see Collie Buddz on tour two nights in a row, I met all of the bands and their dancer had such amazing fun that I have been inspired ever since.
So here is a shout out to the 3 brothers and their cool dad, NEW KINGSTON… this song is for you.
Did you know that I am Collie Buddz’ “Biggest Little Fan”! I am. This is my first attempt at a black & white music video. Video marketing is fun, but I am really liking this music stuff! I went to see Collie Buddz on tour two nights in a row and had such amazing fun, he even pulled me up on the stage to sing with him and I have been inspired ever since.
So here is a shout out to Collie… this song is for you.
Zynnia Gives A S/O to Collie Buddz, New Kingston, Blacka Di Danca, Los Rakas & DJ PeeWee
This is the first “official” episode in my diary series. I went to see Collie Buddz on tour two nights in a row and had such amazing fun, I just had to share. I also wanted to make this video to shout out to my new friends… Collie, Blacka, PeeWee, Tahir, Stephen, Courtney Jr, Courtney Sr, Raka Dun, Raka Rico and the nice t-shirt guys and security to got Collie to take a picture with us.
You can learn about my new friends and their music and dancing at their individual sites:
This is my first green screen video in 5 months! It is the pilot episode for my diary series. I shout out my friend DOC, whose faceboook post made me want to pull out the green screen again. I show you some of my garden and how to make yummy raw/vegan raw ice cream. And I share some fun from when I went to see Collie Buddz on tour two nights in a row! I had such amazing fun, I just had to share.
You can learn about their music and dancing at their individual sites: