Sandy Miranda Sandy Miranda

MA Alum
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, since 2008, she occasionally hosts "Folk Music and Beyond" on KALW-FM in San Francisco.  For 22 years, Sandy hosted "Music of the World," "Focus on Women in Music," "Women, Spirit, and Peace," and "Folk Music From Near and Far Out" on KPFA-FM.

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 BA in world literature and mythology, and an MA in world philosophy and religion/women's spirituality from CIIS.

Sandy has produced popular segments for the CBC in Toronto, broadcast across Canada on Radio One, and around the world on shortwave. 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 at Standford. 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.

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