Things to keep yourself busy with this week…

Hola!

So I only have a minute here so I am going to post a couple of exciting things to check out this week in the big wide city of Halifax. Tomorrow evening at the North Street Church, the Ghost Bees are playing with Cousins and Fresh Flesh.  I have yet to see Cousins or Fresh Flesh,but I do know that the Ghost Bees are phenomenal.

Also from Wednesday to Sunday, KTS (King’s Theatre Society) is putting on the show Harvey, so be sure to check that out. If you are on Facebook, you can check it out here.

On Sunday there is the FemFest craft fair at the North Street church. It begins at 10 and should be full of great things to see and buy!  There are also plenty of things to check out  at The Company House on Gottingen street.

Also, if you are a Facebook user please check out The Aninga Project, which is a non-profit initiative that is in the process of being formed to put the focus on sending girls to school in Africa. If you are interested in being involved please pop a message onto the wall, or join the group and check back as things develop!

If I hear of anything else going on, or if you hear of anything let me know in the comments!

Cheers!

Spec

The weekend!

Hey everyone!

 


Ok so a quick update on what is going on! Last night I went to the Paragon to see 2 of my most favourite Canadian acts, Rae Spoon and Wax Mannequin. The show was phenomenal and there was a really great crowd out. I was hoping to snag a Rae Spoon tshirt but there were none to be had, so that was a little unfortunate but I will live on. If you are looking for something to today, there is a craft fair at the North Street church starting at 10am. It should be full of cool stuff and runs until 6, or so I heard.

I have another hoola hooping class today as well, followed by another night of Craftos Noches with Andrew and Tori. Tonight we will be participating in The Sign Project (click the link for more info). I’m excited that we are taking our craft night to a new level by participating in someone else’s’ art! It will be a very crafty day for me indeed!

I am also going to have a delightful brunch at Satisfaction Feast, which is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Hali, that if you haven’t checked out, you must! It is located at Robie and Duffus st.  Be sure to try their peanut butter balls, vegan french toast, and dahl soup, or any of the soups, they are so good.

What’s on the agenda for next week you ask!? Well, so far I don’t have it all worked out, but you should all come out to The Company House (The CoHo) on Monday night after 8 to see Adam Sterling, both a friend and amazing artist, play at the open mic. If you haven’t been to the CoHo yet, you should definitely check it out, it’s a classy lounge with tons of community stuff happening throughout the week, like spoken word and beat poetry on Thursday night.

On Tuesday I will be going to another African dance class, and I will remind you all that you can drop in to the classes without committing to coming to all of them, just let the centre know! 8pm at the Maritimes Centre!

Alright, that just about sums it up! I will let you know of any other great things going on if I hear about them! Happy End of the weekend!

Spec

African Dance Music

I managed to find the songs we are dancing to in class on youtube, excuse the actual videos, but do listen to the music because it’s great!

Koffi Olomide: Danger de Mort

This is the Ugandan song we are doing:

Karim Saava: Engoma

I hope you like them!

Spec

 

I’m back!

Hello Everyone,

I have to apologize for the major delay in writing. I know it was been almost a month, but I must start by saying that during that time I was down and out with a nasty cold/possible swine flu situation. All of my fun activities had to be missed mostly because I didn’t want to spread the disease and also because I felt more like lying around than doing anything else. Regardless, I am now back and have so much to tell you!

To begin, I had my last DJ class on Monday night. I’m so sad that it is over, but all good things must come to an end as they say, whoever they is. I made a final mix of 6 or 7 songs and got it on cd, as well as a tshirt with a wicked turntable sketch on it and a certificate saying I completed the program. We had a great last night of music, mixing and laughing. I can’t say enough good things about this program because it really was so different and fun. Anyone who is 23 years of age or younger should really check it out. Here is the link again for anyone is interested: Rhythm

Spec mixing it up

To show you just how awesome it all was, here is a photo of me mixing followed by a group photo from a couple of Mondays back. The photos are courtesy of the Rhythm FB group.

The Group

So as sad as it is that it is over, I had to move on. On Tuesday I was back at African Dance and was super happy that I went. This past week, Mufaro, I believe she is the coordinator of the Maritimes Centre for African Dance, taught us half the class and Vickie, my regular instructor, taught the second half. Mufaro was great, had so much energy and showed us a style of dance from the Congo, if I remember correctly. After, Vickie went over a Ugandan dance that I had learned before I got sick. This week was fun because there was another person who showed up so I had another person to dance with!! Hoorah!

In case anyone is interested in what music we are dancing to, I managed to snatch the songs from Mufaro and Vickie. Mufaro’s song is by Koffi Olamide – Danger de mort and Vickie’s song is by Karim Saava and is called Engoma.

Ok I will be back with more updates and fun stuff that is happening this coming week for you to check out!

Thanks for bearing with the break, but I assure you I will be updating regularly again. Also, I am looking for new things to start up as most of the classes I am taking are ending. Please submit any suggestions in the comments. I am thinking kickboxing and knitting maybe for the new year. What do you think?

Spec