The Women's Spirituality Program
Sandy Miranda is currently the host of Music of the World on Mondays at 11am on KPFA FM, Pacifica Radio in Berkeley. Also, she occasionally hosts Folk Music & Beyond on KALW FM in San Francisco since 2008. Previously, Sandy hosted Music of the World; Focus on Women in Music; Women, Spirit, & Peace; and Folk Music From Near & Far Out on KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, CA for 22 years.
Sandy produced the OneOlympic website for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino Italy, recruiting engineers, artists, and musicians to perform both virtual and live segments. Sandy also works as a freelance writer and public relations creative.She has a B.A. in World Literature & Mythology, and an M.A. in World Philosophy & Religion/Women's Spirituality, from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.
Sandy has produced popular segments for the CBC in Toronto, broadcast across Canada on Radio One, and around the world on short wave. She has written about music and culture for the San Francisco Chronicle, Islands Magazine, Froots in London, and Rhythm Magazine in New York. She has written for Stanford University's Lively Arts magazine, and has given pre-concert presentations there. She wrote about Hawaiian musicians for the "Music Hound Guide to World Music.
Sandy was trained in Nigerian, Congolese, and Brazilian drumming, percussion, dance, and singing by Babatunde Olatunji, Titos Sompa, Malonga Casquelourde, Glen Velez, and John Neves. She has been a musician since she was five, studying violin, piano, guitar, drumming, and percussion. Her instrument now is the ukelele.