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This just makes me smile!
ATLANTA 1 WOMAN BAND DEBUT MADE ME FEEL GOOD!
Chaquis Maliq live at Kat’s Cafe - Atlanta April 3, 2014
If you have been following me, you know that I have been touring as the 1 WOMAN BAND .Last entry was about Jacksonville, FL. So, now it’s time to talk about what when down in Georgia.
Yes, I did have some leisure time and met up with friends, family, and musicians. But let’s talk about my debut in Atlanta at Kat’s Kafe. This spot is definitely a welcoming and loving environment. Although everything was so warm and comfy, I still had this nervous streak running through my veins. (Hey I’m human).
Anyways, I had a little entourage that had never seen me perform live and they assisted with anything I needed as well as ultimate support! Finally I get on the stage, with my cajon, guitar, and foot tambourine, while the entire Cafe is trying to figure out what I am about to do. We ge the sound and set-up right and began to play the chords of "You Are" . with this little bass lick I have finally had the nerve to play. I saw smiles that made me confident about starting the verse a little heavier than the studio version.
The audience was groovin’ to it. So, I do this excerpt from Marvin Gaye’s "After the Dance" when I perform “You Are” live (because I don’t really do cover songs). But I saw some listeners mouths singing it with me and zooming in on my foot tambourine. That is important!
Kat’s Cafe - Atlanta gave me such a good feeling, purchased cd’s, requested business, cards, thumbs up from listeners and musicians to keep doing what I am doing. Last but not least, the owner invited me back!
(all of the photos are still from the video footage)
And afterwards I celebrated with my Sangin’ Soul Sistah, Dezaray Dawn! This was the first time we met in person but seems like we have known each other forever.
If you would like someone else’s point of view as well, please visit the link here: Kat’s Cafe (The Experience)
BERRY COLLEGE WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL - 4/5/14
Have you ever been to Rome, GA?!?! Well, I have! There is no public transportation LOL! So, yeah I had a Zipcar for the day. Worked out perfectly!
This was my first college performance as a guitar player, so yes I was pretty excited. I was worried about the time, because I got lost on campus LOL! They were so nice about it, and made sure that I was comfortable with my sound and all. It was a beautiful day but a bit WINDY and my dang allergies lol! The first performance was at 1:15pm.
Sweet wholesome audience with their lawn chairs, blankets and shades on, responded during my whole set. Once I got off stage, there was a lot of interaction and a nice country family that said I belonged in Georgia! One elder said, " Honaay! You need to be on Bourbon Street down there in Louisiana. You got all that Soul!" That made my afternoon!
Chaquis Maliq performing at Berry College World Music Festival - Rome, GA
My second Performance was in the evening and more people from the community and campus ended up witnessing me and my 1 Woman Band! As I was singing "Remain Me" the strangest thing happened….my entire guitar DE-TUNED! No I did not panic. I simply finished the song, and then said I needed to tune.
A musician from another band came up from the audience to tune my guitar, and before, he could get to the stage the sound guy yelled, “Give us an a capella while he tunes your guitar! I know you can do it!” So,that there would be no awkward silence, I immediately requested the crowd to clap to keep the tempo for "Music & Me" . Musician, Ran Adams grabbed my guitar from around me in the midst of the performance, tuned it and gave it back, then I started playing the chords like nothing happened…it did not interfere at all…I felt a little bit like a “star”??? . The best growth is witnessing it for yourself as the performer while you are on stage.
After getting off stage I got hugs from nice strangers :-D and they did not make me feel uncomfortable YAY! I signed/sold cd’s, got invited back for next year, made new friends, and got warmed up by the bonfire!
Beyond exhaustion but still acted silly for ya’ll. Thank you for supporting!
- Chaquis Maliq 04.20.14
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