Zach Friedhof, musician, yogi, nonviolence trainer and founder of the Akron Peace Project

Welcome to Episode 7 of LifeRhythms Radio!

In this episode, Robert interviews Zach Friedhof, a talented conscious musician, yogi and nonviolence teacher from Akron, Ohio. In this vulnerable interview, Robert and Zach will be discussing “The Power of Collaboration” – an extremely popular topic. Through his experience with music and community, Zach shares an insightful and vulnerable perspective about collaboration and how powerful it can be utilized in the music making process and engaging, empowering and connecting community. Also in this episode, Zach offers the LifeRhythms Radio Community a deeper look on the power of music, performing in spaces that are infused with positive, connecting his audiences with a ‘love’ mantra and his experiences and passion about music and community involvement.

Lastly, you will hear a piece music  from Zach’s discography titled, “Conscience Calls” and the inspiration behind this powerful and gorgeous track. Please remember to be in touch with him after listening to the interview and tell him that you heard his interview on LifeRhythms Radio. He will be more than happy to connect with you and offer you something special! Definitely reach out. You’ll be glad that you did!

About Zach Friedhof:

The Troubadour of Peace.
We should manifest ourselves in exquisiteness every chance we get,” Zach professes his life’s philosophy on his latest release, The Antidote, his 15th release is as many years.

This mantra is not only something Zach sings, but something he lives. In 2010, he started the Akron Peace Project, an organization working to educate and inspire nonviolence in the community. This project works with numerous organizations to increase compassion and peace in our daily lives. Recently named “Performer of the Year”, “Humanitarian of the Year” by Akron Life Magazine, he is also a yogi, Kingian Nonviolence Trainer, and a World Peace Diet Facilitator, and was just awarded the John T Looney Award for Justice and Peace.

Yet, perhaps his most powerful impact is through his music. “Music is so powerful. It can touch a soul at such a level as nothing else can,” Zach says. Lending his music to compassionate causes and events, he performs across the US nearly 200 dates annually for everything from yoga classes and veggie and peace fests, to house concerts and music festivals.

One recent release, Provenance was a co-writing collaboration with 17 artists from 5 states. Released as duets, this project brought much of the northeast Ohio songwriter community together, with proceeds starting a fund to help area organizations create or expand nonviolence programs.

Zach has been performing music since 1998, touring the nation with over 215 performances yearly. He has released 17 CDs, using funds from these recordings to create a fund in Akron to help create nonviolence programming, and help plant trees in NE Ohio (the first several hundred trees in this program were planted in 2015). Zach performs for many peace, yoga and food related events nationwide, and encourages a zero waste focus at many of his events.

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