Amikaeyla Gaston

Mar 23, 2018

by Ethan

Amikaeyla Gaston is a force for change. She has led corporations, universities, government and nonprofit organizations through cultural competency & racial equity training. She is a Cultural Arts Ambassador for the US State Department and travels the world extensively as a liaison between communities designing strategy platforms for different cultures and nationalities to gather together to address issues and concerns. Her expansive work in the health arena promoting health & wellness through arts & activism has been utilized by UNHCR as well as the US Consulate General’s Cultural Affairs office taking her around the world to places such as Israel, Beirut, Amman, Palestine, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Nigeria & Sierra Leone. As a musician and Founder/CEO of the International Cultural Arts & Healing Sciences Institute, she uses her voice as a catalyst for the voices of those that are not often heard. Her work with traditional healers and cultural artists, coupled with her interest in the biological and psychological healing effects of music led to her invitation to perform in India at the personal request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the commemoration of the Golden Buddha. She is a nuanced thought-leader and a sought-after public speaker and performer appearing internationally on numerous radio and television programs. She is the proud recipient of the Emerging Leaders Award, Global Woman Award, Pioneer Award, Social Justice and Advocacy Award,  National Innovation Arts Award, and the Hero for Peace and Forgiveness award. 

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