Thursday, November 25, 2021

Fella Cederbaum - Truth And Destiny (November 2021)

Renaissance woman FELLA CEDERBAUM releases album of poetry and original music: TRUTH AND DESTINY.

Debut recording from internationally recognized poet, composer, filmmaker and artist drops November 12, 2021.

On Truth And Destiny, psychotherapist-turned-poet Fella Cederbaum, a.k.a. MahnoDahno, shares a lifetime of insights on how to transcend disruption—and thrive.

Isolation and lockdown led to the creation of Truth And Destiny, the debut recording of artistic polymath Fella Cederbaum. On the brand-new album, set for November 12 release, the multi-talented author recites a dozen of her poems while performing her original compositions on piano and keyboards.

Coming to terms with the past, cherishing the present and facing the future with lifted spirits are among the themes Cederbaum explores on Truth And Destiny, the first recording from the popular poet who has authored three books: the well-reviewed Of Life And Other Such Matters, Volumes 1 and 2, which came out in 2018 and 2019, and That’s Why, set for 2022 publication.

Cederbaum has built an enthusiastic global following for her poetry as a regular guest on WABC radio, broadcast in the New York tri-state area. She has been featured regularly on the station’s weekly Poetry Corner segment, as well as on international streams and widely-available podcasts, creating a burgeoning social media presence and earning kudos from the likes of coaching guru Tony J. Selimi.

With Truth And Destiny Cederbaum offers her poetry as a welcome guide in navigating the current difficult times, and finding opportunities for self-discovery in the Covid era, challenging us to look at ourselves with acceptance and kindness. Her musings on truth, love, loyalty and friendship are often soothing though always thought-provoking, replete with words of wisdom that encourage and reassure like a spa visit for the mind and soul. Besides writing and performing the music and poetry, Cederbaum is also the producer of Truth And Destiny.
Cederbaum’s exquisitely distinct music has won her numerous international film score awards. While the raw power of her music provides an emotional backbone for her poetry, her calm, measured tones invite the listener on a guided meditation along the pathway to introspection and reflection, celebrating the essence of the human spirit. The poetry reveals deep empathy for the universality of life’s experiences, as the poet considers ways of navigating the world, both micro and macro, addressing what dwells in the heart as well as in the halls of power.

This is not Cederbaum’s first endeavor in finding a unique and personal showcase for her poetry, music and art. She is also the writer and director of 21 short films featuring her alter-egos, the characters MahnoDahno and MahniDahni. The shorts have been screened—and garnered coveted awards—at numerous festivals around the globe, including 13 appearances at NYC’s Independent Film Festival, where she took home top honors in her category in 2021.

When you consider her background, perhaps it’s not surprising that with Truth And Destiny and her other poetry-fueled endeavors Cederbaum has proved herself so adept at sharing the wisdom gained in a lifetime of pondering life’s hard questions: What is the meaning of life; what is truth, what is destiny, what is happiness?

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Cederbaum was raised in post-World War II Germany. As a teen, she moved to England, and later to Israel where she revealed her broad spectrum of interests by not only earning a degree in psychology but also becoming deputy director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra. After moving to Boston, where she’s still based, Cederbaum earned her graduate degree and enjoyed a successful career as psychotherapist. Her interest in art continued and her paintings have been shown at exhibitions at Germany’s Münchner Stadtmuseum, and at a Boston Holocaust Memorial event.

As far as the answers to those tough questions addressed by Truth And Destiny, Cederbaum summed up her worldview during an interview with WABC’s Yola Nash: “All questions lead to love, heart, our own compass,” the poet revealed.
1. When Thoughts Stick To Your Mind (5:23)
2. The Orchid And The Daisy (4:08)
3. No Gyroscope (6:10)
4. The Door (4:52)
5. Unlive The Lived (3:47)
6. Desires (2:51)
7. Truth (2:21)
8. Sprinkled Bubbles (3:44)
9. Eternally Tickled (1:26)
10. Dance With Me (2:12)
11. Will You Hold Me (3:43)
12. Destiny (2:17)

Poetry and Music written, performed, produced by Fella Cederbaum

Truth And Destiny is available November 12, 2021. Learn more about Fella Cederbaum and Truth And Destiny at: