Breaking out of the Box

Hey Guys,

My post today, is going to be somewhat different but, still the same as my usual posts…lol

Before I start I would just like to put it out there,that, what I say in my blog is how I feel, you don’t have to agree with what I say, and you are most welcome to comment(I appreciate all the feedback I get).

So last night I went to watch the open mic session at Montreal in Loop Street,Cape Town.I must say congrats and well done to all the artists that came out and performed as though you were performing infront of a sold out arena,even though there was a very small turn out ,15 people including the bartender.

Very sad to know ,that Justin Bieber’s concert was sold out within an hour, with tickets pricing from R700 each and that people won’t even pay R20 to come out and support our local artists.

Well done to the performers of last night, Mr Goal D Locks, current winner of lyrical warfare, March and April 2012, Chezy B,winner of lyrical warfare February 2012, Die Baarhied-Barendz and Byron Clarke,there were to other artists there as well but they didn’t introduce themselves to us.

I wanna say thank you to them for breaking the mould,proving to the masses that our communities are more than just alcohol, drugs and crime, thank you for showing that we are soo much more than that.

One a  side note, I would just like to say that no one can judge you for having a beer or a glass of wine, but please, please ,when you on stage performing nevermind how many people you’re performing for don’t stand onstage and take a swig of your beer not only is it unprofessional, it throws you right back in to that box you’re fighting so hard to get out of.

Catch die Baarheid-Barendz, Byron Clark and Chella83at African Drum Elsies Pride Vol 2
Date: 01 February 2013
Place: 261 Halt Road
Doors Open: 19:00
Enq : 078 552 5237
Entry Fee : R25

P.S. Got a new addition to the family yesterday,he is too cute chasing me up and down in the house trying to bite my feet,lmao.

Peace and love,
Coco

Boosting our National Pride

Woza Woza Woza!

Wowee what a way to start the week!

Bafana Bafana through to the quarter finals of the Afcon,makes me so excited.

Yes I admit, it wasn’t an excellent game, I actually gave up mid way, telling my friends and family that was watching the game with me, that there is no way that we would win this game….

And then out of the darkness, just like he did in the previous match Siya Sangweni ,pulls a rabbit out of a hat and scores!!!!What a wonderful display of skill, a defender, seeing his team struggle pulling to the front and scoring the equalizer advancing us to the next round, and then again just like in the previous match gets absolutely no recognition for it.This is definetly one player that deserved to be man of the match in both matches but, alas, he wasn’t.

The beautiful result of yesterday just gives me hope again for our soccer team in this country,hopefully we can get it back to it’s former glory, like when we had players like Dr Khumalo,Mark Fish and Shaun Bartlett in our team.

One way that they can achieve this is by coming around to our tournament and scouting the young talent out there.I had a fun-filled soccer day yesterday, I had witnessed the U19 Blue Downs football club at UWC sports grounds  yesterday, qualifiers for the Bay Hill Tournament, hosted every year, at the Erica Park in Belhar, Western Cape. They were fantastic they played two matches and won both, first match result was 2-0 to Blue Downs and the second match $-0 to Blue Downs,i was amazed at the skill and finesse displayed by these youngsters and couldn’t help but ask why these guys aren’t being chosen for our national squads.

Here is my question ,as you know, I’m always asking questions lol.Why doesn’t SAFA send some representatives to the different tournaments around the country every year, and select players that show potential, nevermind which soccer club they are with, and groom them to be the players that can make our country proud?

So, well done and good luck to Bafana Bafana for the rest of the tournament, make us proud!

Peace and Love,
CoCo

Advertsing in our local industry

As you guys might have noticed it’s been a while since my last blog.

It’s quite difficult to blog about this topic,as I ,one, don’t get invited to local events as much as I expected to since starting the blog ,and two, there is once again not much advertising for our local events.

Everybody is talking about the new upcoming Swedish house mafia concert, but there is no word about the next black ties,Emo Adams or even the next Jamali concert.

I would like to give a big thank you to people like Ready D, who are trying their best to help the youth showcase their talents, but in the same breath I would like to ask, is that where it stops?You are giving them a few minutes to present their talents, on a wednesday evening and then they leave your show ready for the next cypher session, but no one contacts them to offer them a chance to perform at their events,or even to drop their demo’s off to see if they will be a ble to make it big in the industry?How about using your contacts to help them out?

Is there no events company that is arranging these big international concerts that feel that they want to give the unknowns a chance? I am not saying to just blindly choose an artist or group and let them be an opening act without listening to them, but what I am saying is give them an open door to set-up a meeting with yourselves and listen to what they have to offer.Don’t knock them down without giving them a chance first.

If any artist would like me to blog about them like an interview, whether you are a model,fashion designer,jeweller,rapper, singer or dancer.you can contact me on charnelle.coco@gmail.com.

Peace and Love
CoCo