So, I performed in Charlotte Thanksgiving Eve. Here is a video clip of me singing “Music & Me’ with a band (Southern Style). Check out my backup singer aka trombone :-) http://chaquismaliq.com follow @chaquismaliq
Add-2 & Khrysis “Between Heaven & Hell” Trailer Li
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The second trailer from Add-2 & Khrysis EP “Between Heaven And Hell” presented by LRG Clothing & Jamla Records coming Nov. 21st
5 Pointz Is Dead.
This is what whitewashing & gentrification does, erases complete histories and cultures.
RIP To A Cornerstone of Graff & Hip Hop Culture
this is depressing
It is. :/
did my first tag here and spent the summer of 2007 basically living on that roof top
definitely a sad point in NY history
I am happy to announce that tomorrow I will be speaking to the students of W.J. Keenan High School in Columbia, SC. Then on Wednesday making my debut in Charlotte, NC at the Mynt Lounge. YAY!
Tonight Catch me at the WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL MIXER at the ANACOSTIA ART CENTER in WASHINGTON, DC. Free Admission | 6PM - 9PM
Hey Lovies! You can catch me in Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC This week and next week! Hope to see you there!
Some of you preferred physical CD’s over Downloading from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, & and all the rest of them. You can now order a copy from chaquismaliq.bandcamp.com and I will personally sign them. I truly thank you all for supporting my music and it’s mission.
Photography and Artwork by : www.DomiV.Com
I will donate 30% of total sales of my work this month to Philippines Relief fund. Hopefully people will buy so that I can give!
I don’t have not one picture from these 2 shows. I know, I know…Shame on Me. First stop this month was the Cupcake Charity Concert at the Sports Zone in Georgetown, Washington DC. This was my first time performing in a store and I had no idea of what to expect.
The Cupcake Concert was put together to benefit a charity for abused children. The concert only showcased women. I got to meet some of my fellow DC artists that I’ve only encountered via social networks, so that was a plus as well as seeing artists whom I have not seen in a while.
But there are 2 things I wish I had known.
- That the concert was taking place on the 3rd floor of this industrial building.
- That I was going to be the first performer (LOL!)
The only reason why I wish I had known about the 3rd floor, is that I have equipment and I did not bring a team of ppl for such a short set. For those who have seen me with my guitar on my back…Me and Mr. Maliq (my guitar) are about the same size. (yeah Yeah keep all your short jokes to yourself)
I went downstairs to check out some kicks and talk to one of the coolest Femcees I know, Emperess. Then I came back up stairs and the host starts giving an introduction about me. O_O So, like um yeah, got NERVOUS! Getting my mic stand and guitar together (had my own mic and didn’t use it) and I spoke to the audience and started singing “You Are”. Then somewhere along the line this cordless mic decides to move. I tell you my coordination was tried. I’m singing, playing, grooving, and adjusting this crazy mic. It just kept falling away from my mouth while I was singing. So, I go into this Marvin Gaye Groove “Dance With Me” and the people started groovin’ even more, clapping on their own and singing. That was pure awesomeness!
So for the second song, I made sure this cordless mic was stable lol! I sang "Music and Me" . Made sure that the audience new the participation rules, of course and we got down to business. They even joined in singing with me too! It was so fun and cool! I truly thanked them for lending their ears and participating wholeheartedly.
This past Tuesday was my performance at The Black Squirrel This was my first time at the new Adams Morgan Mash-Up called, The Dojo; hosted by one of the best lyricists ever, Fleetwood DeVille aka Dress Sock God and Blak King. These 2 are clever and supports being eccentric in the arts. This was only the 3 installment of this performing arts series, but it was a great turn out. Everyone was merry at the bar, participating and giving their undivided attention to the acts for the night.
But I must say, I had fun performing there with all the merry beer drinkers. FYI, I don’t drink lol. No one was hurt in this production, just pure drunkenness and art!
I opened up with 3 songs and then this insane comedian from Woodbridge, VA named, Jamel Johnson made us laugh against all muscles will. Pure insanity with this guy!
Next up was Zach Parkman. This guy had some guitar licks that I immediately wanted to learn. His stories in his songs were the truth and he found out that we were listening through our responses while singing.
At this show, I just made sure that I gave my soul while sitting up on that stool. I usually stand up, but it was not what the mood of the people called for. And I was well received. That pretty much is what matters. I got good feed back, made new friends, new supporters, sold some some music and enjoyed the night!
(I am nor proofing, but if I notice some grammatical/spelling errors I’ll change then another time.)
Thanks for your support!
Chaquis Maliq 11.11.13
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