My laptop finally decided to die and I have not replaced it yet. That is really the main reason I have not been posting as much, I tried posting from my phone but found it to be slightly inconvenient. My hat goes off to professional bloggers that not only write all the time but post from their phone as well. I hope everyone is doing well and I will be back writing soon.
I realized that I have not been writing about all of my musical exposures, but I will do my best in time. This recent post will touch more on my Caribbean upbringing. My parents are from Guyana which happens to be located in South America. It is surprising how many people have not heard of it, but that is besides the point. Growing up in a Guyanese household and going to all of the house parties, I was fortunate enough to be exposed to Reggae, Dancehall, Calypso, Soca and Chutney music.
When I make an effort to explain Chutney music to my friends, I tell them that it is a mixture of Soca music and Indian music. I know that is fairly vague, but that is usually the best way that I can explain it. I recently read up on Chutney music and did not realize that originally it was more of a religious music. In terms of my exposure, the type of chutney music I was exposed to was mainly party songs. One of the many songs that was a party favorite and will always be one of my favorites is Chris Garcia’s, Chutney Bacchanal. This song gets me every time. Hopefully you will enjoy it and I will definitely post another one of my favorite Chutney songs. Enjoy!
I know this video has been around for a while, but I finally took the time to watch it. A new type of record player was designed to read the lines in tree slices and produce music. With the technology, you can choose which instrument you would like to use and the piano was chosen for this specific piece. The outcome is hauntingly beautiful. Enjoy 🙂 http://youtu.be/ZYLaPVi_I2U
This past weekend Ottawa hosted its first Glow Fair Festival. A few blocks of Bank st. were shut down in order to hold multiple local musical acts and activities for the children. They had Judith Hill as their closing act for the festival and I am slightly heartbroken I did not get to see her. This year, I was unable to experience majority of the festival, but I was able to check out a few performances. I hope to be able to experience more of the festival next year.
I have to say Glow Fair did a good job in terms of informing the general public about the event. They had huge posters around the city and I was able to find them in social media. As I said before, I am excited to see what they have in store for next year.
Sooooo this happened today. The trailer for Book 3 called Change came out today. I am so excited for the upcoming season because I have been loving the series thus far. The only issue is, there is no release date. Until I find out, I will be patiently waiting! Yaaay!
Update: the date has been released and the premiere is Friday, June 27th at 7pm!!!!
It is barely Tuesday where I am, but I wanted to leave you with this feel good song of the day! Take care and have a great week!
Do you have that one song that no matter when you hear it, you HAVE to sing along? Well I do, it is Carl Thomas’ song Emotional. It was so bad that I stopped playing it on my mp3 while in public. I am not sure what it is about this song, but I have to sing along (I’m doing it right now) whenever I hear it. Where is Carl Thomas by the way? He released a song in 2011 I believe and it was called, “Don’t Kiss Me” but then I didn’t hear from him again. As harsh as the title is, the song is actually really sweet. Have a listen to that as well! Enjoy and happy Monday!
As many of you know, Maya Angelou passed away. She was a gifted activist, writer and orator; I know I did not delve into detail as to who she was, but I’m going to assume you already know who this wonderful woman is. I’m cetain that many have been touched by her words. I think what really resonated with me recently was her last tweet that was posted only a few days before her passing. “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.” -Maya Angelou
The reason why I find this tweet so interesting is because I have always thought that people subconsciously know when they are going to go. I can’t help but wonder what her thoughts were when writing this, what inspired her to say that? Obviously I will never know, just a thought I had. It is unfortunate to see such a legend go, but she definitely had a long and fulfilling life. Rest in power Maya Angelou, you phenomenal woman.