Episode 1

Episode 1.1: Funny Stories Blueprint

Meet Kenya Shaw, a 20-something kid from DC working to build an independent record label while also (as a bachelorette) navigating perhaps the worst city in the country for single women and not exactly the place you’d expect when it comes to entertainment -- Washington, DC.

Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show...

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Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown

Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DC


Music in all ads and promos provided by Khalil Ismail.

Strangers by Le Gang (Sweden) https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang

I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod (USA) http://incompetech.com/

Lightness by Nomyn (France) https://soundcloud.com/nomyn

Snowfall by Scott Buckley (Australia) https://www.scottbuckley.com.au -

Jazz Club by Kriss (Italy)

Trail by Nobara Hayakawa (Columbia/Japan) - https://soundcloud.com/nobara

Supreme by JayJen Music (India) https://soundcloud.com/jayjenmusic

Finally by Loxbeats (Greece) https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats

Sound effects: Story Blocks Audio

To have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bancamp are two great sites to do so. Click here for more info.

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About the Podcast

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Of Music and Men
Of Music and Men is an episodic story presented in podcast format that takes you into the lives of a diverse ensemble of interconnected millennials navigating perhaps the country's most colorful dating scene, while delving into the life of Kenya...

About your host

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Kayona Ebony Brown

Hailing from our nation’s capital, Kayona Ebony Brown is a multi-hyphenate storyteller who grew up in a home that nurtured her eccentricities and unexpected interests of a girl. Thus, she gives fuel to female-driven vehicles, emphasizing existential undertones, putting unusual or unpredictable women at the wheel.

Using drama to bake fresh narratives, her stories are always flavored with other genres—fantasy, sports, music—which gives her work with both TV and feature scripts a common thread: she makes female leads of color just as acceptably flawed and admirably defective as the straight white men we always find a way to love.

Rejecting the presumed path of a Washingtonian (government work) in favor of art, Kayona is the recipient of multiple awards for her writing and filmmaking, as she continues to build her career independently.