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Dyana has a background in theology, social justice, art, video and music and is the creator and editor of the Magdalene Mantra, a news aggregation website: http://themagdalenemantra.com. Dyana has an Internet Radio Station called Butterfly Groove Radio, which has an eclectic programming of dance music and jazz, as well as a social justice talk show on Sunday evenings from 8-10 pm EST called “The Magdalene Mantra.” Dyana is a self-taught music/video producer and DJ, who has had her FCC license since 1994. She hosted and produced shows for four years at 89.1 WYBF-FM, Radnor, Pennsylvania (Villanova University/Cabrini College Radio). She has a master’s degree from Columbia University: Union Theological Seminary, NYC. Dyana Jean’s “Papa Sam” was none other than West Philly’s Sam Cocchia, lead guitarist for the Mike Pedicin Band, a Rock n Roll band before the term was coined! The Band, signed to RCA Victor a year before Elvis, backed-up Frank Sinatra when he was in town. Sam’s eldest daughter and Dyana’s mother, Donna Jean (the second-eldest of nine), got the music genes, but her talent evinced through jazz. Named Best Female Jazz Vocalist for Best of Philly 1978, Donna Jean belted jazz standards at spots such as the Borgia Café and PT’s and, in 1983, she performed at the Academy of Music with the Bob Cohen Trio. She taught Jazz Voice Performance at the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple U for 17 years. If that wasn’t enough to round out Dyana’s musical pedigree, Dyana’s father is an accomplished Latin Ballroom Dancer/Instructor in Sarasota, Fl and Latin Ballroom Dance Host on various Cruise Liners that travel the globe. A Philly native, with some serious jazz, rock and dance roots, Dyana Jean’s original music reveals incredibly personal, yet universal stories that’ll take you on a Tantric trip through all phases of life and love. Look for her music on ReverbNation.com/DyanaJean. Up until 2010, Dyana spent a decade working with at-risk children and families in Philadelphia as a supervising social worker. Before that she taught theology at the college and high school levels.