Sybarite Productions, Inc. 501c3
Sybarite Productions, Inc. 501c3 is proud to say, does not have a paid staff of employees. Everyone who assists in manifesting Sybarite’s Productions’s mission is a volunteer who is engaged in the vision and is inspired to see its fruition. Based on Sybarite’s mission statement, most of the volunteers are up-and-coming artists who are working on honing their craft and gaining recognition by being able to add their participation to their resumes. “As Founder and Executive Director it is an honor to be part of a Sybarite Productions, and it is my honor to have these young artists be part of our productions to help them express their art.”
Below are the bios of our board members who also volunteer their time to create flawless pitches and decks, trailers and promos, and mentor the young artists that work on our productions.
Our Board & Team of Directors
Dinna Alexanyan, MFT
Founder & Executive Director
Dinna Alexanyan is a licensed psychotherapist and mediator, with her own practice, as well as the Founder & Executive Director of Sybarite Productions, a not for profit organization committed to the education and future employment of talented youth in the arts.
To her ventures, she brings over 20 years of experience in psychotherapy and direction and supervision of successful productions in the arts and film.
Dinna has garnered great recognition and success for her work with young adults and families, her workshops and retreats, and her renowned productions, such as LOVEisLOVE – the largest and longest running music, art and choreographers showcase, in New York city and beyond, and LOVEisLOVE WORLDWIDE, the first ever 24 hour, online global artist COVID relief fund, featuring and raising funds for 400+ artists around the world.
Director of Marketing & Treasurer
Cynthia is a NYC based influencer, event producer, senior experiential marketing specialist and creative. Over the last 20 years, she has developed a career that supports artists in their craft by focusing on exposing them to mainstream media, sponsors, and corporate culture on a global scale.
Music and art have always played an integral part of Cynthia's life. At a young age, she was influenced by the emergence of Hip-Hop and House culture, and she regularly attended a wide variety of nightlife events. After working in non-profit as a grant writer, she decided the best way to support and nurture the culture would be to act as a liaison between corporate entities, grassroots organizations, and the artist community.
Cynthia has conceptualized, developed, promoted, organized sponsorships for and developed events on behalf of GMHC, RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Ciroc, Miller Coors, Bombay Sapphire, David Monn, LLC, Illinois State Lottery, HOT97, Sybarite Productions, Adidas, VIBE Magazine, RocaWear,
SonyBMG Music Group, Scion/Toyota, MAW Records, PumaTime, Underground Network, Lyricist Lounge,Touch Entertainment, and Rich Medina, to name a few. She continues to live and work in New York City.
Alaric Campbell was born and raised in Queens, New York. His love for photography began at the early age of seven when his mother gave him his first camera. Alaric’s studied at the School of Visual Arts where he specialized in fine art and commercial photography.
Alaric is best known for his portrait photography. Recently he has begun making images using his mobile. The primary subjects of this body of work are defaced subway posters, poetic vandalism, the NYC Subway and NYC Street stories.
Alaric has curated numerous art exhibits in New York and Miami, including Urban Renaissance, a charity auction event honoring Danny Simmons and RUSH philanthropic and The Fearless Artist Popup Gallery during Miami Art Basel. He is also the principal curator for ArteRoTica, a monthly event that features the erotic art of established and emerging artists across the country.
Alaric resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, son and daughter.
Maria Garcia (DJ Rimarkable)
Redefining the word “remix”, this Detroit native is a renaissance woman indeed. A DJ, vocalist, and producer, she has truly earned the moniker, “Rimarkable” after rocking crowds on international dance floors for over two decades. Whether sharing the stagewith a host of superstars from George Clinton to Madonna, or legendary colleagues such as Francois K, Gene Farris, and DJ Spinna, or wowing dance floor crowds on Boiler Room TV, her unique sound becomes ceremony with a witches’ brew of House and Techno, in a Soul, Funk, and Disco cauldron. She was the first artist signed to Waajeed’s Dirt Tech Reck label, debuting in 2018. Rimarkable is the co-creator, producer, and resident DJ for NYC’s JOY, A Day Party, and EVERYBODY RANDOM. She resides in Brooklyn, NY, where owns and operates her creative production company, Rimarkable Things.
Vivian K. Tozaki, Esq.
General Counsel Director
A lawyer with more than 10 years’ experience in entertainment, start-up, and hospitality law, Vivian K. Tozaki focuses her practice on transactional law with an emphasis on the hospitality and entertainment industry. Vivian has aided and assisted clients in all areas of entertainment law, including:
• collaboration agreements
• subscription agreements
• e-commerce agreements
• intellectual property
• literary book publishing
• executive employment agreements
• development agreements
• productions agreements
• distribution agreements
• licensing agreements
• literary property
Vivian’s clients are well-respected visionary individuals and entities, all of whom reflect her commitment to developing multimedia opportunities within the convergent climate of today's entertainment industry. Her global outreach and sincere love of the arts, paired with over 10 years of experience working with legendary dancers and B-Boys such as Crazy Legs of the Rock Steady Crew, world-renowned DJs and visual artists, has brought her before the negotiating tables of Viacom, Sony, Apple, and Red Bull.
Vivian’s dedication to her community is found not only in her work as lead counsel for the HBO award-winning documentary about US Veterans “We Are Not Done Yet” but also in her Women and Girls’ Empowerment Curriculums, and as a Volunteer Trail Guide for the National Park Service. As the daughter of entrepreneurs herself, Vivian sincerely cherishes the trust that the NYC community puts in her to bring their ideas to life, all while making sure their businesses run smoothly and in compliance with Federal and State law.
Director of Marketing
Asya Shein is the Founder and Publisher of Fusicology, a renowned lifestyle platform and boutique agency, with curated calendar listings and news for the Global Soul Music Community. Since 2003, the hub has served the niche house, hip hop, RnB and jazz scenes in over 20 markets, commemorating its 20th Anniversary this year. As a digital marketing entrepreneur, cultural curator and event producer, Asya has been a part of the Prince Tribute, Miles Davis' Birthday Celebration, is the Co-Producer of the J Dilla Fest and various Grammy productions.
Director of Corporate Strategy
Tekitha Washington shot to worldwide fame as the featured female vocalist of Wu Tang Clan in addition to other high-profile collaborations with artists such as KRS ONE & Armand Van Helden. With over 25 years of experience as a creative in the entertainment industry, Tekitha brings multicultural competence, superior social and interpersonal skills, hands-on-experience working in international and multi-ethnic settings and, simply, a vision for a better tomorrow. She is a Senior Advisor to VPEG, providing them with reputable resources nationwide to facilitate their philanthropic work, while enlightening the group on how best to support underserved communities.
Vincent Williams (DJ Spinna)
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DJ Spinna is something of an anomaly in music. A humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. With a steadfast work ethic, an obsessively extensive vinyl library and the willingness to pursue the full extents of his roots (Funk, Soul R&B and Jazz), foundation (Hip-Hop) and future (Electronic/Dance music) without any restraints. A cornerstone of Hip-Hop’s late 90’s indie-uprise, DJ Spinna made much of his first impression on listeners as the musical background of his group The Jigmastas (having released an impressive slew of 12” singles on his then self-run label Beyond Real during this time) as well as providing the canvats for an array of that era’s lyrical giants including Eminem, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and De La Soul.
Turning heads throughout the industry, Spinna’s sonics soon infiltrated numerous genres. Tapped by everyone from Mary J. Blige, to Motown Records for his brilliant Michael Jackson remix of “We’re Almost There”. It’s here his production presence would flourish greatly, as Spinna would go on to revive and revise Jazz and Soul marvels like Donald Byrd, Eddie Kendricks, Betty Carter, Roy Ayers and Al Jarreau. Though it goes without saying his most memorable remix goes to his monumental version of Shaun Escoffery’s “Days Like This”, transforming it into a worldwide dance floor anthem. Which in turn, catapulted Spinna into his now stately touted presence in the soulful house music scene. These releases resulted in the signing to BBE records in 2002 where Spinna released his cult classic fulllength production LP “Here To There” which crossed multiple genres and garnered the attention of serious music fans worldwide.
With so much studio work, it’s a marvel Spinna travels as much as he does. The constant, globe trotting performances he’s become equally famed for have brought him as far as Iceland, Croatia, Australia, and South Africa as well as countless jaunts throughout England, and the U.S. Also, his hugely successful tours of Japan, where Spinna is held in the highest regard throughout the country for his craft in music. Not always the lone crowd-controller, Spinna’s collaborated on stage alongside contemporary luminaries like Gilles Peterson, Questlove, Jazzanova, Dimitri from Paris, Joe Claussell, Osunlade, Q-Tip, Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Keb Darge, DJ Scratch, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist. He’s a true showman - versatile as ever.
Yet of all accomplishments, nothing compares to DJ Spinna’s celebrated Stevie Wonder inspired WONDER-Full DJ performances. Garnering overwhelming fanfare each occasion done - whether NYC, LA, DC, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Japan or beyond - if a WONDER-Full event is booked at a club you can put money on a line around the block and hundreds of Stevie Wonder admirers joyfully rocking the house. The success of these events have led to several collaborations between Stevie Wonder and DJ Spinna including remixes for “My Love Is On Fire" and “Sweetest Somebody” from Stevie’s 2005 “A Time To Love” release. Most notably, in October 2012 Spinna performed an opening DJ set for the “United Nations Message Of Peace Concert with Stevie Wonder” including appearances by Sting, Janelle Monae, Varlerie Simpson, and other luminary artists.
And while he’s gained so much attention and accolades for his tributes to Stevie Wonder, Spinna is not incapable of doing the same for any other pivotal musical forefather. Another esteemed theme party to Spinna’s credit are the “Soul Slam” events popularly known as the Michael Jackson VS Prince Parties, established in 2002. “Soul Slam” has taken on a life of it’s and have inspired other events in celebration of Michael Jackson’s life and music since his untimely passing in 2009. An example of such is Spike Lee’s yearly Michael Jackson Birthday party, “BK Loves MJ” in Prospect Park (NYC) with DJ Spinna orchestrating a summer day time Woodstock like jam to thousands of worldwide Michael Jackson fans. In addition, Dj Spinna continues to honor the legacy of MIchael Jackson with his own event “Forever Michael” on a global scale. In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s album BAD, Spike Lee produced the documentary BAD25 in which DJ Spinna appears - to be released February 2013.
Visit New York City any given month and find a number of Spinna themed throw-downs in the city’s esteemed venues - each as memorable as the last.
Its true that there are other likeminded DJ/Producers in the world comparable to DJ Spinna, but for the most part, they choose a genre and master it. Ask them to flip another variety with the same intense knowledge and sleek-savvy and you’ll be hard pressed to find someone that can do it to Spinna’s extent.
Born and raised on Chicago’s south side, Chris Rob has established himself as a renowned keyboard wizard, passionate vocalist, powerful songwriter, and go-to producer. While his latest single "No Doubt" has already generated quite the buzz among his followers, most recently he co-produced “Right On Brother” featuring the great Stevie Wonder along with industry heavyweight DJ Spinna. This hypnotic soulful house-jazz piece was included as the finale of Robert Glasper’s Miles Davis remix project “Everything’s Beautiful”, and received rave reviews from Rolling Stone.
On his most recent EP "Sound Of Da Struggle", Chris Rob shows off his hometown roots by effortlessly fusing R & B with twists of deep funk, soulful hip-hop, edgy rock, and house music. Some of his most noteworthy accomplishments include his recent tour through Europe as part of The New Stars of America: Body & Soul Tour, being a featured artist at Montreal Jazz Festival, producing for and touring with Grammy Award-winning artist Roberta Flack, opening for and performing with Stevie Wonder at President Obama's Pre-Inaugural Ball, as well as contributing to Kanye West’s Grammy award-winning album Graduation. He also served as music director for John Legend’s Get Lifted Tour. One of Chris Rob's singles, “Sex. Money. & Drugs”, from his critically acclaimed EP Mental Notes was featured in Tyler Perry’s film "Peeples", while club bangers like "Touch The Sky" with co-producer DJ Daryl James recently hit number one on dance floor charts.
In addition to his own shows, he’s also working behind the scenes as a writer and stage director for his older brother, comedian/actor/musician Craig Robinson (“The Office”), as well as performing with the likes of comedian Dave Chappelle, R & B legends like Nile Rogers and Anita Baker, and hip-hop artists like Rakim and Talib Kweli. A frequent collaborator with Kweli, he has appeared on several of the legendary emcee’s critically acclaimed albums including “Radio Silence” & “Indie 500”. In turn, Kweli also appeared on Chris Rob’s epic hip hop single “For Colored Boys”. Rob has also become a familiar face after appearing on various television shows such as Celebrity Family Feud, NBC's Mr. Robinson & The Office, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Grammy Awards, VH1's Hip Hop Honors, as well as Last Comic Standing, on which he wrote and performed a live skit.
Chris Rob’s goal is to first and foremost: connect to the audience, using genuine and heartwarming lyrics to tap into their souls.