Global Medicine Review is a talk show program dedicated to exploring topics of interest in medicine, health, and healing. Our guests and dialogue reflect our ongoing interest in bringing to our listeners, ideas, global perspectives and information that will further, inform educate and inspire them in their quest to achieve optimum physial, mental and spiritual health.
Kamau Bandele Kokayi, Holistic M.D.
Dr. Kamau Kokayi is a graduate of Cornell University and Yale University School of Medicine, receiving his MD degree and then completing a family practice residency with Board Certification. While at Yale, Dr. Kokayi independently embarked upon the study of alternative approaches to healing. He took a one year leave of absence from medical school to expand his education, This began his journeys of more than nineteen trips abroad to study alternative and traditional medicine in China, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. Dr. Kokayi is currently a physician at Patients Medical in New York City.
Faybiene Miranda is co-host and co-producer of Global Medicine Review. She is a published poet, lyricist and performer. She is highly regarded for her community based participation, activism and involvment with Brooklyn’s Ifetayo Cultural Arts Facility where she mentors their Little Sisters Pre-teen Rites of Passage Program, oversees the Creative Toddler Program as teacher and is Director of the award winning Ifetayo Youth Ensemble. She was recently the recipient of Ifetayo’s Founders Award for her dedication and service to community as a techer, mentor and artist. Her creative credits include a collaborative publication: Sun and Moon, with Mutabaruka, a featured poet in Itations of Jamaica and I RasTafari (the trinity publications), a compilation of Jamaican poets of distinction, Professor Kamau Brathwaite’s publication Savacou, an anthology of Caribbean women writers that included the renowned poem “I Am That I Am.” She has appeared with Mutabaruka, The Last Poets, Sandra St. Victor, Yewande, the Black Rock Coalition, Atiba Wilson and The Family Stand and her own band Highly-I produced by her husband Moonie Pusey, lead guitarist for the Grammy award-winning Steel Pulse. Her first recording “Prophecy” is still considered to be a collector’s item and listed as one of the top 100 reggae musical recordings by Island Records 25 years of Reggae music anthology. She is currently compiling selections from the Global Medicine Review archives of poetry which she creates weekly on topics reflecting healing, love, liberation and spirituality.