#36 - The Blindfold Project - Marie Naffah

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#36 - The Blindfold Project - Marie Naffah

Episode 36 -  In today's interview we sit down with the lovely Marie Naffah. Marie is a singer-songwriter that we have worked with in the past on Reload Sessions. A few years ago, Marie started a project called The Blindfold Project, where she took 6 blind musicians and created a documentary about being blind in the music industry. In the interview we talk about what she learned from the project, how she was invited to speak at a Ted Talk and why there’s still a stigma with being blind in the music industry.

Show Notes:

The following times are estimates.

  • 00:49 - Who is Marie Naffah
  • 03:00 - The Blindfold project
  • 06:30 - Ted Talk
  • 08:40 - Being rejected because of being visually repaired
  • 09:45 - The feedback from the Ted Talk
  • 10:40 - Step 4 & 5 of The Blindfold Project
  • 12:20 - A different topic in the music industry to cover
  • 13:20 - A stigma for being blind in the music industry
  • 15:01 - How she reached out for help with the RNIB
  • 17:25 - Studios turning blind people away
  • 18:40 - Advice to take a project to the next level
  • 21:35 - Things learnt after the project
  • 23:40 - A community for the blind
  • 25:00 - Balancing singer-songwriter career and ethical projects
  • 26:00 - More information on Marie Naffah
  • 27:00 - Songwriting techniques
  • 28:22 - Great advice given
  • 29:52 - Artist shared
  • 30:37 - What is a successful artist

 

Useful Links

Marie Naffah Website

Marie Naffah Twitter

Marie Naffah Reload Session

 

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