Tuesday, 14 October 2014

SOUL Post: Poetry Freestyle- Here Is To Living

Here is to living
Living to learn
Living to love
Living without regrets
Here is to living
Living to grow
Living to feel
Living to see the beauty on offer
Lets live for the present
Lets do all we can
for tomorrow
Here is to living
Living to give
Living to absorb
Living to change
Be better everyday
Here is to life
Living with faith
Forgetting our fears
Wiping our tears
Raising our fists
As we win
We are winners
Lets toast to LIFE.

Ekeisha Edet
Freestyle poem inspired by Black History Month 2014

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Life of a FINAL Year Commerical Music Student

Hi guys!

I can't believe the final year of uni has come about already!

It's been 3 weeks at uni and it feels like it's been forever to be honest. We've had pitches for our dissertation due at the end of November as well as thinking of projects; I've also been volunteering to give back and top-up my CV do it has been a hectic couple of weeks to say the least.

I plan on writing about DIVAS the topic has interested me for a long time, but boy does it go back way back in time. Further than the Beyonce's, Mariah's and Madonna's of today. I will be posting a link to the finished product by Easter.

So as in what is next on the music side of things I am planning a Piano EP. I was a piano player before a songwriter really so I think it would be great to show share some compositions as a project. But stay tuned as I bring you through my final year at University.

Side-note here are some photos from my 25th birthday celebration September 19th 2014

Exciting times lay ahead. I will definitely keep you all updated, and try to post as much as possible. Really have missed the blog-sphere.

How are you all? If you haven't heard my latest music project 'Heart Strings' listen here.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

SOUL Post: Art Meets Music!

Hi guys,

 I bring to you Social Architek's event: 'Art Meets Music'. This takes place monthly at the lovely Arch gallery in Bethnal Green.

Here you can chill out after work, sip on cocktails and socialise while listening to amazing emerging singer/songwriters and poets perform. In between you can view beautiful artwork on display by London's up and coming talented artists.

I was always meaning to go and finally made it last thursday (25th September 2014), the night was presented  by Venus vs Mars Actress/Presenter Letitia Hector.

The whole night was a WIN! One of my new favourite singer/songwriters Rukhsana Merrise performed as well as singer/songwriter Mallie & poet Samuel King. Let me not forget the DJ Kookie a female DJ who was playing classic Hip Hop & R&B- class!

Tickets were free so it was an absolute must. I had the chance of meeting some great people- whats not to love?

Come down one and all next month!

Railway Arches, 89 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9HA
Guestlist: wearesocialarchiteks.com

Check out Social Architek's here

Thursday, 28 August 2014

What a Wonderful Summer: Carnival Tabanca

Hi guys!

It is safe to say that I am back. In June & July I was working at the premier sporting tournament in Tennis: Wimbledon. What a great time it was my heart was trembling during the final matches well done to the Champions!!

The week after the tennis tournament I found myself frantically packing to go on vacation- back to sunny St Lucia. What a great holiday I had with family, friends and loved ones.

Hotel Pina Coladas- my favourite beverage

Collecting fresh coconuts

He gave us a coconut- delicious

I played mas aka carnival out there. Carnival is a great season where people go out to fete (parties) most of these are all inclusive meaning they include UNLIMITED food and drink. Carnival came and I found myself playing mas with Just 4 Fun Carnival band!

Carnival Day 1- Face

Full view of costume -Passion 2014 

To get you all in the spirit, and to feel the carnival tabanca with click the link below for top DJ Private Ryan's post carnival relief!

I have Tabanca y'all. This is an intense desire for carnival to return in all of its glory despite the fact we are all licking our wounds and recovering from intense food and intoxication!

Listen to the mix while scrolling through some photos I took in St Lucia. Perhaps a Part 2 Photo Diary will come soon.

Post Carnival Beach Selfie

Reduit Beach

Pidgeon Island

At the top of Peak 1

Random Lizard aka Henry

Sulphur Springs- Soufriere

Anse Chasanet Beach



Anse Chasanet Beach

The Pitons

Friday, 20 June 2014

SOUL Post: Best Guacamole EVER!

Hi guys!

Summer is here, and a favourite at my house is my Guacamole.

I adapted this recipe from a Salsa Verde Recipe I discovered and also a Youtuber Benji's Guacamole recipe which you can fine here.

This is such a simple recipe and it is delicious as a snack with oatcakes/rice cakes or as a starter to share with tortilla chips! What makes this recipe even better is no machines are used, it is all by hand.

Your avocados must be ripe, and a must in this dish is the addition of Sriracha sauce. If you love guacamole that is flavoursome yet has texture this is for you!

So, here's what you need:

1 x Large bowl
1x Potato Masher

2  x Avocado
10 Baby tomatoes
Juice of half a lime
1x Small Onion
4 x Garlic Cloves
2 x Spring Onions/Scallion
Green Pepper

To season:
2 tbsp of Tamari (can substitute for Soy Sauce)
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Mixed Herbs
Extra Garlic Sriracha Sauce (can subsitute for regular Sriracha)

1) Finely chop up onion, green pepper, tomatoes, spring onion, and garlic cloves and set aside.
2) In a bowl crush the avocados with a potato masher until small chunks, for texture.
3) Add seasonings to the avocado and mix in the chopped ingredients; be sure to taste for seasoning.
4) Mix well and serve with a side of tortilla chips.