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The Ninth Call

baby-unicornI had a dream about a unicorn with a woman’s face that played a trumpet. I was trying to recruit her into my organization but she disappeared. In reality, I took a singing gig, after a 17-month hiatus from the stage. Actually, I referred another singer for the gig and hung up from the agent. But the night before, I asked my Mighty I Am Presence for some income. So, I thought about it and Spirit said “I thought you needed some money?” So, I called him back and said, “I’ll do the gig!” He was so surprised  and said, “You will?” So, I’m back to singing, again! Spirit also said, “If you have a gift and you don’t use then who do you have to blame for being broke?” ~ Mamayah El

What is blossoming now is your creativity, according to SiStar Myrah. She said, “I know you’re going to be fantastic!”

Celah Eliana Bey said, “I wish we could be there to wiggle our behinds!”

Mamayah El is open to singing, again. So, she will be doing a radio show on Truth Uncompromeyezed about Mamayah.


The radio show will be called Mamayah with Joan hosting weekly. SiStar Myrah will be on the first hour, weekly, and Celah Eliana Bey will come on once a month. The radio show would be a springboard for our national tour to discuss the importance of the messages from women in music, poetry, literature, and other materials.

It’s time for women’s voices to be heard.

Celah Eliana Bey said many women are looking for the answers. She knows people around the country who may sponsor our workshops.

SiStar Myrah knows people nationwide and internationally, who are responding to her radio shows. The number 9 is the transitional number. We are moving to the next level of our communication process. The radio show will take us to a higher vibration and lead to our nationwide tour.


MAMA turn all negative activity around. ~ Mamayah El (5:55)

We, the daughters of Earth, the Crones, that have been inspired in the spirit of compassion for the well-being of our ancient cosmic family are gathered to understand why you’ve connected this trio. Please demonstrate the magic of the power you have made available to us in service to the protection of our universal ancient family. Empower our ability and capability and aid our way as validation with the authority of our common purpose. We are one in the best interests of our family of antiquity in your essence as ancient of ancients. ~ SiStar Myrah.

MAMA please allow this trinity of women to naturally raise upright our fallen sisters to elevate them to their true celestial level in mind and spiritual substance. ~ Celah Eliana Bey

Ase, ase, ase!



SYMPOSIUM on Women in Arts

These points people need to be aware of:
  • Women benefit from 1-5% of public funding of the Arts. WIMUST Report
  • Women pay 53% of the taxes on the planet but make 64-75 cents on the dollar men make
  • Women contribute 93% of their income to their families. Men contribute 43% to their families.
  • Of 134 NEA Jazz Master Awards since 1982 with a $25,000 honorarium, only 15 women received this award
  • Lilly Ledbetter’s Fair Pay Restoration Act, signed by Pres. Obama in 2009 does not include women musicians
This is the interview that I talk about why I founded Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.
Check out these women, also:
  1. Girls In The Band a film by Judy Chaikin interview on my show MUSICWOMAN Radio
  2. Ellen Seeling, Montclair Women’s Big Band (CA) See this video I made of interview on KCBS with Ellen Seeling:
  3. Dotti Anita Taylor former President of IWJ (NY)
  4. Nicki Mathis, founder of The Many Colors of Women (Conn.)
  5. Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, filmmaker 
  6. Patricia Adkins-Chiti, President of Fondazione Adkins-Chiti: Donne in Musica and photos of women composers in Europe last July 2014 at the WIMUST Conference
  7. See the WIMUST Report
On May 2, in Atlanta, I will be honored as the Lady Jazz Master @ www.bwijawards.com
(PLEASE VOTE FOR ME as composer and for our 4th Compilation CD at this link: http://www.bwijawards.com/final-voting.php)


Great Day!

Woke up very early, before dawn. Had a delicious cup of coffee, which I must do by 9 a.m. to not be awake all night tonight! Saw the cloud angel in photo below and shared. Off to a great start of a magnificent day.


My radio show, today, features Shana Tucker, check her out www.shanatucker.com and tune in at 4 pm EST at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/musicwoman/2014/03/13/shanatucker.  

The blessing of today is that Music, the sound of the spheres is the gift that musicians bring to Planet Earth. This day, I appreciate the gift of music channeled through the gifted musician Shana Tucker.  We, at http://www.wijsf.org are blessed to have Shana as our 257th Member in the 7th year of our activity and service, fulfilling our mission to promote women musicians, globally.  This young woman is the epitome of musicianship!


I walked and wept

I walked and wept

By Joan Cartwright

20131025_123220Today, I walked and wept

I asked the trees why am I unhappy

I asked the angels to surround me

Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Ariel

Aniel, Zadkiel, and all my guardians

I asked them to protect me

I asked the sky, the clouds

Why the tears are flooding my eyes

I asked the ground on which I walked

Why my heart felt so despised

I wondered why I felt despair

Since blessings I saw everywhere

20130913_083603There, across the lake, I live

A pleasant place with peace to give

But, still I felt as if I knew

With all I have some more was due

Oh, why, I asked am I so blue?

And why should I stop crying, Who

Could see me cry and pass on by

As if my tears meant nothing, Why

Could no one see that I was sad

That I was feeling really bad?

20131112_112819Bikers passed and waved as if

They didn’t care. I wondered if

I was a fool to be so blue

I wondered if my mood was true

I asked the birds, the butterfly

If my poor heart is open why

All I felt was the need to cry

And then, as I stood by the shore

Gazing on a sycamore

20131112_114039The answer came as teardrops poured

Down from my eyes, I saw, I saw

That I was feeling all the pain from

Knowing folks who gave their all

And, even though they stood so tall

Their withered lives most don’t recall

I cried for Billie who died a junky

I cried for Bird whom drugs had killed

I wept for Ella whose eyes were dim

When I was blessed to be in her midst

I wept for Betty whose “manager”

Stole her savings to buy a jet

That crashed, alas, all was misspent

I cried for Freddie whose lip did swell

From smoking crack as he did tell

Me of the horror he saw in Russia

Or was it just a doped up dream?

I wept for Miles who on his break

Outside the Vanguard (not the Gate)

Was beaten by an ig’nant cop

Who had no clue about Bebop

I cried for Clark whose back was sick

From flying cross the pond too much

glorialynne3I cried for Gloria Lynne, the Voice

Whose body made another choice

I wept for Etta, obese, until the day

She slimmed down to become Beyoncé

And both of them, who turned to blonde

To forsake all the Black they’d known

I cried for Whitney, who had it all

Who was a star that slipped to fall

Down from her thrown, as Michael did

I cried for them and God forbid

I kept on counting all the lives

That brought us music and then died

Where’s Donna Summer? Where’s Jimi?

Where’s Judy Garland and Janice Joplin?

Where’s Bessie Smith and Ray Charles?

Where’s Dinah? Where is Phoebe Snow?

Where are they, now?

20131103_081321Why have they flown?

I cried for those

Whose songs I’ve known

Whose lives had blessed the multitudes

I wept for them in my solitude.

On my solitary walk, today,

I cried for saints who went away.

©2013 Joan Cartwright

Opportunities Abound

What is opportunity?


Last week, on a very sunny day, I took the opportunity to walk to the beach for the first time since I moved into my friend’s townhouse.  I left at 10:35 a.m. and arrived at the beach at 11:18 a.m.  Wow! living this close to the beach is a real joy and such a great OPPORTUNITY!  Today, it’s pouring rain and had I not taken that walk, last week, I wouldn’t have the OPPORTUNITY to write this post.

All of my youth, I wondered should I regret having my children so young. My son Michael was born one month after my 16th birthday.  My daughter Michelle (Mimi) was born 16 days after my 18th birthday.  Regrets? Not at all because by the time I was 40, they were grown and out on their own.  My daughter had her first of two sons, when she was 18.  By 25, she had all three of her kids – Robert, Anthony, and Vernechia. And best of all, my second great grandson was born on April 11, 2013.  The first one, Jayvian is a total delight in my life and I know Zyan will be just as wonderful.



Having several girlfriends who decided early on not to have children, I realize the blessing it is to be a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  Kids may not seem very important as they grown but when they do grow up and value you, it is a great opportunity to share very meaningful moments.  For several years, my granddaughter Vernechia, whom we call Muki, didn’t take to me. But when she turned 20, that changed and I so love our exchanges about life and just laughing with her, now.

My son’s daughter’s Maelle and Sophia are so delightful. It’s a wonderful opportunity to watch grandchildren grow into adults.  Since you never know  where your blessings will come from, I have to admit that I’m looking forward to the times when I will spend with them, when they get into their twenties.  As a youthful grandmother and provided long life is my destiny, like my sweet father who turns 94 on May 7th, I believe the best years are ahead of me, especially when it comes to my grandchildren and great grandchildren.


The most interesting thing about life is how opportunities present themselves through people you meet. Just this month, I’m been invited to:

  • A cruise on Royal Caribbean Majestic of the Seas out of Miami
  • The WIMUST Conference in July, in Fiuggi, Italy, for which I am raising funds for my flight, [Whoever puts me over $600, today, will get a FREE CD from WIJSF.  You may donate here: http://gofundme.com/jc-wimust]
  • The 7th Annual Distinctive Women in Hawaii History Program in August to sing and do a presentation about Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and the Andrew Sisters.

Each of these opportunities arose from meeting powerful women face-to-face or online.


I’m accessing all of these adventurous opportunities because sitting still never results in anything but stillness.

Then, I took the opportunity to create a graphic for my son, Michael’s new radio show at Lehman College. He likes it. I’m glad.


Also, I took the opportunity to take a leave of absence from my doctoral program that I started in May 2010.  After two years straight of doing papers and lots of reading, I’m going for the gusto in Italy and Hawaii and taking the summer off!!!  I’ll go back to my online studies on August 4th but it will be like a breath of fresh air to not have to read and write mounds of pages about research, business, and marketing!

Finally, on May 18, I will be in the cast of my daughter’s play WOMAN! THE MUSICAL for the second time, this year.


Yes, yes, yes, opportunities abound!!!

I AM the Grateful Goddess

Diva JC

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