This year, the 18th edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival hosted amazing free workshops designed to upskill young entrepreneurs, musicians and learners regarding music, fashion and life in general.
The workshops which are free to the public and only require you to RSVP online to secure your seat are a wow! Imagine having panellists like Shado Twala share their secrets with you and for free? Imagine being taken into the world of music by actual musicians who get paid to do what they love for free? Imagine learning about the latest fashion trends for free? This is literally what happened during the last week of March for the workshops.
This year, the workshops were presented at the beautiful Cape Sun Hotel and the different workshops were music business, music technology, master classes and my favourite, the fashion workshop.
If you were not there, you definitely missed out, this legit was an opportunity of a lifetime and I had the best time with my squad!
We hope to see you there next year. Be a part of #AfricasGrandestGathering
Syd, Michael and the gang came all the way to Cape Town for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and die hard indie hip hop/neo-soul RnB fans lost. their. minds. Myself included!
Imagine my excitement when I found out that I get to see and interact with them, live! In real time! No computer screen between us! Guys, I could not deal.
The band, famous for hits like “Special Affair” and “Dontcha” recently released their second album, Ego Death and I’ve died 1000 times listening to it (well not literally because here I am, writing this post LOL).
The way I am still fan girling. Thank you Jazz Fest, meeting my faves was kumnandi!
Here, you can see The Internet live at the CTIJFTnD master classes… and also be jealous about how close I was to them wow!
The 18th edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival returned this year and as usual we were awarded with free things like workshops and the much anticipated Public Debate.
This year, the debate was entitled, “Whose Jazz is it anyway?” and wow, did it not fail to educate and entertain. The debate which focused on the decolonisation and transformation of music education and more specifically, jazz education at tertiary institutions stirred up a host of emotion within the debate attendees and at one point, we were discussing decolonisation in general.
What really stood out for me at the debate is that everyone who attended and asked questions did so in such an eloquent manner that not one individual felt attacked. It was the first time I experienced a discussion about race, education and learning in such a holistic and respectful manner. I’m definitely attending the 2018 Public Debate!
So, thanks to the Kardashians and Rihanna, one of the biggest trends this summer is to rock the braless look. It’s pretty basic – you don’t wear a bra under your clothing but you do wear a whole host of confidence.
This trend is not only the go to of the most stylish celebs out there, but it also carries a deeper message. Just because society expects you to wear a bra, should you wear a bra?
My answer is: do you boo! If you feel you have enough confidence to rock the no bra trend, then do it! If you feel like you need a bra for your own sanity and for public decency reasons, then do that too.
The great thing about fashion is that it is something that is individually constructed and it is the way you introduce yourself to the world. Whatever you decide to wear, make sure it captures the essence of YOU.
Today, I write this post with a heavy heart. This is for two reasons. 1) The WiFi keeps disconnecting and 2) I’m turning 25 in two days time. Shock. Horror.
Although I am now what is considered to be on the wrong side of 20, I am pretty impressed that I have managed to stick it out for so many years. 25 is a new kind of age – it’s the recognize me age, the age where you start realizing different things happen for different reasons, the age where you can say you are an adult and people have no choice but to believe you 🙂
It is also a terrifying age – I am so close to 30 it scares me, I should be somewhat established in my career already, I should at least have a long term boyfriend blah blah blah you get it.
But here I am – A 1st year PR student (however this is not my first time studying. YES, I had to mention it, YES it matters, YES, I’m still old), single AF, using words like ‘lit’ and ‘bae’ and I’m not sure how exactly to pay taxes. This made me realize that we all grow and mature at our own rates and paces. Had I flourished straight out of high school, I would’ve been obnoxious and not the sassy, down-to-earth person I am right now. I’m glad my life has taken a detour and I’m glad that I am creating my own destiny and following my own path and living by my own rules.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, how young you are or how in denial you are. What matters most is that you do what is best for you and follow the path selected for you and if someone asks you how old you are, tell them the truth, embrace it and be proud of it!
When it comes to blogging, I feel extremely intimidated. Is this an online diary, a display of all my best pictures or do I try and be funny and unapologetic? WHAT DO I DO?! I know… I am… I will… I can… No, I don’t know, but I present you with… words. And stuff.
Equipped with a fresh outlook and new found confidence, I have decided to embark on this journey again (because I tried and failed the first time. One could call me a sucker for punishment). I’m going to take you on a journey of my life. Street culture, Cape Town by night, my natural hair journey and randomness is what you can expect. I can’t promise nail-biting content, but I can promise honesty and a quirkiness that isn’t measurable by a long shot.
So, I have decided to jump on the blog bandwagon and start my journey to fame and freedom! I’m kidding.
But seriously though, starting a blog and sharing my thoughts with the world has always been something I wanted to do. I’m a dynamic thinker and believe that what I have to say matters. On my blog, I will post about anything and everything. Fashion, work struggles, events I attend and everybody’s favourite topic – food! All of the above are what I find interesting. And I hope you do too. I’m not trying to parade a life majority of us will never attain to, rather I am trying to document a normal, city girl’s journey to success and big things!