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Shefik presents Invocation: The Journey Continues

The journey continues right here and everywhere.
Shefik presents Invocation: The Journey Continues

"Shefik presents Invocation: The Journey Continues" is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. Each episode emphasizes a relatable focal point, encompassing a unique thematic concept.

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Episode 1 September 20, 2016 Romance

Leaveil Degree is a member of The Whispers. The group scored 15 top-ten R&B singles, and eight top-ten R&B albums, with two of them, "The Whispers" and "Love Is Where You Find It", reaching the #1 spot. They have earned two platinum and five gold albums.

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Episode 2 September 21, 2016 Knowledge

Charisse Arrington is a R&B singer who was signed to MCA Records in the 1990s. Her biggest success was with the single "Down With This" which peaked in the top twenty of the Billboard Dance singles chart and top five of the Billboard Dance breakout chart.

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Episode 1 September 5, 2016 Change

Mathew Knowles found phenomenal success grooming and managing the mega group Destiny's Child. He is now handing out mics to Blush, a harmonically blended hip-hop and R&B trio, and since 2013, they are using their mics to mix fiery rhymes and hooks.

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Episode 2 September 6, 2016 Time

Maria Dodaro is a swim coach and aquatics director. Swimming coaches help swimmers perfect their breathing techniques, swim speed, and may work with recreational swimmers or prepare professionals for meets.

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Episode 3 September 7, 2016 Vision

Benjamen Adams is a fashion photographer, actor, producer, and model. When he first arrived in Los Angeles, California, it was suggested that he try modeling. He later thought photography was interesting.

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Episode 4 September 8, 2016 Time

Leaveil Degree is a member of The Whispers. The group scored 15 top-ten R&B singles, and eight top-ten R&B albums, with two of them, "The Whispers" and "Love Is Where You Find It", reaching the #1 spot. They have earned two platinum and five gold albums.

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Episode 5 September 9, 2016 Dreams

Matthew Decker is a recording artist from New York. He started his own label Matteo Mafia Records in 2012. His music is very different from today's popular music, with a vintage 1960s style aesthetic, combined with modern day pop, hip-hop, and trap.

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Episode 6 September 10, 2016 Imagery

Matthew Decker is a recording artist from New York. He started his own label Matteo Mafia Records in 2012. His music is very different from today's popular music, with a vintage 1960s style aesthetic, combined with modern day pop, hip-hop, and trap.

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Episode 7 September 11, 2016 Friendship

Matthew Decker is a recording artist from New York. He started his own label Matteo Mafia Records in 2012. His music is very different from today's popular music, with a vintage 1960s style aesthetic, combined with modern day pop, hip-hop, and trap.

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Episode 8 September 12, 2016 Time

John Howard, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Purchase College, State University of New York. He received his doctorate in sociology from Stanford University and a law degree from Pace University School of Law.

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Episode 9 September 13, 2016 Endurance

Leaveil Degree is a member of The Whispers. The group scored 15 top-ten R&B singles, and eight top-ten R&B albums, with two of them, "The Whispers" and "Love Is Where You Find It", reaching the #1 spot. They have earned two platinum and five gold albums.

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Episode 10 September 14, 2016 Faith

Dr. Hassan Tetteh is a board-certified surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery, critical care, heart and lung transplantation, research and education. He is a member of the Washington Regional Transplant Community.

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Episode 11 September 15, 2016 Faith

Perri Gaffney adapted her debut novel, "The Resurrection of Alice", into a one-woman play that won the 2014 African-American Arts Alliance of Chicago Outstanding Actress Award, and the 2014 Black Theater Alliance's Best Lead Actress Award (Chicago).

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Episode 12 September 16, 2016 Hope

Charisse Arrington is a R&B singer who was signed to MCA Records in the 1990s. Her biggest success was with the single "Down With This" which peaked in the top twenty of the Billboard Dance singles chart and top five of the Billboard Dance breakout chart.

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Episode 13 September 17, 2016 Faith

Gerald Alston is an American R&B singer, and the lead singer with The Manhattans. Between 1988 and 1995, he left the group to record five albums (later recording his tribute to Sam Cooke in 2008) and ten solo singles.

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Episode 14 September 18, 2016 Change

Tony Lindsay is a producer and director, known for "Where Hearts Lie" (2016). The film features such notable actors as Clifton Powell ("Ray", "Rush Hour", "Next Friday"), Malik Yoba ("Empire", "Why Did I Get Married?"), and Taral Hicks ("A Bronx Tale").

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Episode 15 September 19, 2016 Faith

Shanna Marie Wallace is a Spiritual Interfaith Minister, who inspires in her classes, workshops, and guest speaking appearances. Her passionate and purposeful work has been featured in Bronx Times, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo, and Tech Insider.

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Episode 1 August 21, 2016 Faith

Neddy Smith is a professional musician and CEO at NedGJean International. He composes and writes his music, not only in a traditional style, but also by incorporating his vast international experiences. This is apparent in each of his releases.

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Episode 2 August 22, 2016 Sex

Solo is a R&B musical group. The original members were Robert Anderson, Darnell Chavis, Eunique Mack, and Dan Stokes. The group recorded their gold-selling debut album in Minneapolis and released it in 1995, with production by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

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Episode 3 August 23, 2016 Forgiveness

Jason Stuart has a major role in the historic bio film "The Birth of a Nation". He has worked with heavy hitters George Clooney, Faye Dunaway, Angelina Jolie, Damon Wayans, Drew Carey, George Lopez, David Spade, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Episode 4 August 24, 2016 Geography

Neddy Smith is a professional musician and CEO at NedGJean International. He composes and writes his music, not only in a traditional style, but also by incorporating his vast international experiences. This is apparent in each of his releases.

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Episode 5 August 25, 2016 Sex

Ari Gold regularly addressed being both Jewish and gay. He landed his first job as a professional singer by performing the lead role on the CBS Children's recording "Pot Belly Bear: Song and Stories". He also performed backing vocals for Diana Ross.

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Episode 6 August 26, 2016 Sex

Ari Gold regularly addressed being both Jewish and gay. He landed his first job as a professional singer by performing the lead role on the CBS Children's recording "Pot Belly Bear: Song and Stories". He also performed backing vocals for Diana Ross.

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Episode 7 August 27, 2016 Breathing

Mathew Knowles found phenomenal success grooming and managing the mega group Destiny's Child. He is now handing out mics to Blush, a harmonically blended hip-hop and R&B trio, and since 2013, they are using their mics to mix fiery rhymes and hooks.

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Episode 8 August 28, 2016 Sex

Solo is a R&B musical group. The original members were Robert Anderson, Darnell Chavis, Eunique Mack, and Dan Stokes. The group recorded their gold-selling debut album in Minneapolis and released it in 1995, with production by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

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Episode 9 August 29, 2016 Breathing

Mathew Knowles found phenomenal success grooming and managing the mega group Destiny's Child. He is now handing out mics to Blush, a harmonically blended hip-hop and R&B trio, and since 2013, they are using their mics to mix fiery rhymes and hooks.

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Episode 10 August 30, 2016 Strength

Solo is a R&B musical group. The original members were Robert Anderson, Darnell Chavis, Eunique Mack, and Dan Stokes. The group recorded their gold-selling debut album in Minneapolis and released it in 1995, with production by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

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Episode 11 August 31, 2016 Strength

Solo is a R&B musical group. The original members were Robert Anderson, Darnell Chavis, Eunique Mack, and Dan Stokes. The group recorded their gold-selling debut album in Minneapolis and released it in 1995, with production by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

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Episode 12 September 1, 2016 Strength

Solo is a R&B musical group. The original members were Robert Anderson, Darnell Chavis, Eunique Mack, and Dan Stokes. The group recorded their gold-selling debut album in Minneapolis and released it in 1995, with production by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

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Episode 13 September 2, 2016 Destiny

Neal Bennington founded Broadway Sings for Pride, in response to tragic suicides within the LGBTQ+ community. The live concert series has received support from Carol Channing, Neil Patrick Harris, Bernadette Peters, Channing Tatum, and many others.

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Episode 14 September 3, 2016 Strength

Mathew Knowles found phenomenal success grooming and managing the mega group Destiny's Child. He is now handing out mics to Blush, a harmonically blended hip-hop and R&B trio, and since 2013, they are using their mics to mix fiery rhymes and hooks.

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Episode 15 September 4, 2016 Change

Mathew Knowles found phenomenal success grooming and managing the mega group Destiny's Child. He is now handing out mics to Blush, a harmonically blended hip-hop and R&B trio, and since 2013, they are using their mics to mix fiery rhymes and hooks.

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Episode 1 August 15, 2016 Love

Dionne Warwick is a 5-time Grammy Award winning legend. She is an American singer, actress, and television show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.

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Episode 2 August 16, 2016 Birds

André Wallace is a City Council Member at Mount Vernon, New York. He is also the owner of a construction company, Creative Direction Construction & Design.

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Episode 3 August 16, 2016 Wishes

LaChandra is a recording artist and owner of the beauty salon Posh by LaChandra, located in New York City. In the late 1980s, LaChandra released the song "Just Started", produced by the house music group Blaze.

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Episode 4 August 16, 2016 Wishes

Yolanda Franklin-Moore is Fashion Designer and Owner of Xande Fadee, an innovative fashion and accessories line. She is a highly skilled fashion designer with a creative flare, and she has over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry.

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Episode 5 August 16, 2016 Change

Alvaro Alencar has over 140 records in his career spanning 20+ years. In this time, he has won 13 Latin Grammy Awards, over 25 Latin Grammy nominations, and over 30 platinum or gold certificates for CD and DVD sales, which total approximately 10 million.

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Episode 6 August 16, 2016 Remorse

Brendon Hamilton has been writing and performing since he was a young child. Influenced by some of rock, pop, and R&B's greatest recording artists, he sought to create his own style and forge ahead into the music scene.

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Episode 7 August 16, 2016 Vision

Charisse Arrington is a R&B singer who was signed to MCA Records in the 1990s. Her biggest success was with the single "Down With This" which peaked in the top twenty of the Billboard Dance singles chart and top five of the Billboard Dance breakout chart.

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Episode 8 August 16, 2016 Perseverance

Adam B. Shapiro is an award-winning actor, known for HBO's "The Normal Heart" (2014), "Master of None" (2015), and "The Cobbler" (2014). He has also performed in two national tours, one international tour, and two off-Broadway shows.

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Episode 9 August 17, 2016 Geography

In March 2004, Dan Bazile joined the news team at WNYT (a television affiliate of NBC), where he anchors "Weekend Today". Prior to that, he spent several years as an actor and freelance writer before jumping into television news in 1999.

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Episode 10 August 17, 2016 Wishes

Doreen Bazile is a social worker. She sees many different patients with distinct needs and issues, regarding spirituality and religion, family conflict, loss, grief, bereavement, and more.

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Episode 11 August 18, 2016 Birds

Doreen Bazile is a social worker. She sees many different patients with distinct needs and issues, regarding spirituality and religion, family conflict, loss, grief, bereavement, and more.

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Episode 12 August 19, 2016 Change

Dr. Hassan Tetteh is a board-certified surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery, critical care, heart and lung transplantation, research and education. He is a member of the Washington Regional Transplant Community.

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Episode 13 August 20, 2016 Change

Doreen Bazile is a social worker. She sees many different patients with distinct needs and issues, regarding spirituality and religion, family conflict, loss, grief, bereavement, and more.

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Episode 14 August 21, 2016 Change

Neddy Smith is a professional musician and CEO at NedGJean International. He composes and writes his music, not only in a traditional style, but also by incorporating his vast international experiences. This is apparent in each of his releases.

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Episode 15 August 21, 2016 Acceptance

Force M.D.'s is a vocal group formed in 1981. Trisco Pearson later joined the group. They released a collection of R&B hits throughout the 1980s, and received overwhelming commercial success from the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis penned love song "Tender Love".

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Episode 1 July 4, 2016 Revolution

In March 2004, Dan Bazile joined the news team at WNYT (a television affiliate of NBC), where he anchors "Weekend Today". Prior to that, he spent several years as an actor and freelance writer before jumping into television news in 1999.

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Episode 2 July 11, 2016 Perseverance

Dr. Hassan Tetteh is a board-certified surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery, critical care, heart and lung transplantation, research and education. He is a member of the Washington Regional Transplant Community.

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Episode 3 July 11, 2016 Perseverance

American R&B singer and actress Melba Moore is a 4-time Grammy Award nominee and the winner of the 1970 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.

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Episode 4 July 18, 2016 Happiness

Tito Puente Jr. is a bandleader. He is the son of legendary mambo musician Tito Puente and the brother of local New York City meteorologist Audrey Puente. Puente Jr. carries on his father's legacy.

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Episode 5 July 18, 2016 Happiness

Yolanda Franklin-Moore is Fashion Designer and Owner of Xande Fadee, an innovative fashion and accessories line. Yolanda is a highly skilled fashion designer with a creative flare. She has over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry.

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Episode 6 July 18, 2016 Happiness

Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice is an Italian television personality, a member of the House of Savoy and the son and heir of Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples. He is the only male-line grandson of Umberto II, the last King of Italy.

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Episode 7 August 1, 2016 Identity

The hardest working woman in show business, drag queen and recording artist Peppermint has conquered the New York scene with her high-energy and engaging personality. She was a finalist on "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Season 9).

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Episode 8 August 1, 2016 Identity

Author Larry Boatright, also known as M.C. El Bee in the hip-hop community, talks about the birth and propagation of hip-hop in the 1970s and 1980s in his biography "A Gangsta'z Tale Hip-Hop in Da '70s: Invisible Legends of Hip-Hop".

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Episode 9 August 1, 2016 Identity

Sonny Turner is best known for replacing Tony Williams as lead singer of The Platters. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including four no. 1 hits, and were, for a period of time, the most successful vocal group in the world.

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Episode 10 August 8, 2016 Rain

In March 2004, Dan Bazile joined the news team at WNYT (a television affiliate of NBC), where he anchors "Weekend Today". Prior to that, he spent several years as an actor and freelance writer before jumping into television news in 1999.

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Episode 11 August 8, 2016 Rain

André Wallace is a City Council Member at Mount Vernon, New York. He is also the owner of a construction company, Creative Direction Construction & Design.

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Episode 12 August 15, 2016 Love

Dr. Laurén Laurino, lovingly known as "Dr. Ren, America's Holistic Sweetheart", is a board certified naturopath through the American Naturopathic Medical Association. She has appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show" multiple times.

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Episode 13 August 15, 2016 Love

Alee Opuiyo is a 2005 Howard University School of Communications graduate. She majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Political Science. While Alee attended Howard, she interned with the cable network Fox News.

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Episode 14 August 15, 2016 Love

Sonny Turner is best known for replacing Tony Williams as lead singer of The Platters. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including four no. 1 hits, and were, for a period of time, the most successful vocal group in the world.

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Episode 15 August 15, 2016 Love

Sonny Turner is best known for replacing Tony Williams as lead singer of The Platters. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including four no. 1 hits, and were, for a period of time, the most successful vocal group in the world.

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Last Updated: July 3, 2021

About 'Shefik presents Invocation'

Aptly titled "Shefik presents Invocation", the nationally-syndicated radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. The show is currently broadcast on 23 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik's engaging mindset. The radio show's online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.