Entertainment, Healing, Live Music, Music

Music

 

 

Along the way we met some truly gifted musicians, we encountered the Baha’i Youth on the beach singing:

Fear not abasement, be not sad if poverty overtake thee, for Glory shall one day rest on thee… These fruitless strifes and wars will pass a away and the most great peace shall come, so shall it be”

Dominique Sylvester singing about inner peace:

When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace, a thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love!”

Hailey Fudu sings:

Oh son of Being, thy heart is my home. Sanctify it for my descent. Thy spirit my place of revelation, cleanse it for my manifestation… thy heart is my home.”

Then an instrumental piece by Lukasz Staszak in the Drakensburg mountains, followed by the lovely Dani Nieuwoudt who advises us to:

Stop trying, stop meaning to try, just be… oooh so many things that you could do, it’s true, don’t you realise how beautiful you are just being you!”

Then an unforgettable concert, Matthew Mole singing:

Take away this fear and I’ll turn it into something I can use, and if I’m clear then you’re never gonna bring me down again, never gonna bring me down again. And if you would let me try a little harder then I’ll show you, we were made to play a part so much bigger than you thought, until the end.”

 

 

Blastoff
Everything is getting better and better, better and better
Better and better and better
Lets just take a little time to heal
Take a little time, take a little time
Take a little time”

 

 

I’m knocking on your door, I’m not afraid anymore,
cos i’m hoping that i’m already, your everything…”

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Live Music

“Slide” by WaJa

 

 

I feel my spirit stirring deep inside
It opens up my mind and heart so wide
But everything that I have tried
Makes me feel like I’ve been taken for a ride
I feel like I’ve been taken for a riiiide

The past and the future collide
Lost inside the moment i decide
While racing rats do seek and hide
I’ll just close my eyes and slide
I’ll just close my eyes and sliiiiide…

Live Music

“Everything” by Rara

I’m knocking on your door, I’m not afraid anymore,

I could be anything, that you want me to be,

but i’m hoping that i’m already, your everything…”

To hear more of Raras music you can listen to her debut album “Rapture” and even download tracks off the album off Soundcloud. Just click on [BF3Records] button above… Enjoy!!!

Let us know what you think 🙂

Peace

children, Healing, Live Music

Songs of a Soul

 

 

Recently i have been going around with my video camera interviewing inspiring people, people who really are doing interesting, amazing things, but more especially who have that twinkle in the eye and the warm natural smile, people who are sources of inspiration to others and so… i have been following Zain Bhikha’s travels around South Africa and reading the comments and I felt it would be nice to have a chat and share with more people. Someone who goes around spreading good vibrations and positive ideas to the youth is doing the most important work!

I have always loved uplifting music and have enjoyed Zain’s heartfelt beautiful sincere songs, i think it was the song “Our World” (the whole album actually) that  really captured my heart and imagination. I cried the first time i listened to that song, and several times after that… it comes from a very deep place.

 

“Every morning on every news flash,
I hear the sorrow of the world
It seems like everybody’s lost and scared
trying to make sense of it all
And as I travel to and from,
so many faces pass me by
I see lonely hearts living lonely lives
just biding their time,

And while we call ourselves civilised,
many people living empty lives,
As they drone their way through day and night”

 

For someone like me struggling to find my way in faith and music, his was a harmonizing voice in the world’s of faith and music. The music speaks for itself but there is value in hearing from the artist and getting to know them a little better and so I requested an interview and Zain and his team were very kind and accommodating to squeeze me in to a very tight schedule. It was very cool to attend his last show in Johannesburg before heading off to the UK leg of the tour.

The new CD and DVD are amazing, we are really loving it. My two and a half year old daughter, Jasmine’s favourite is “Mum is amazing” we listen to it over and over and watch the music video over and over… she is even learning the words. My wife, Varkha’s favourite is “Someday” (Salaam’un salaam). My fav is still Our World but there is a part in “Mount Hira” that for me is one of those magical moments in world musical history, where he sings:

 

“…And in the sky, was angel Jibra’il
He said O Muhammad, O Rasulu’llah…”

 

My heart skips a beat every time. The songs are having a positive effect on our lives and making us think about our role as parents, and basically just being inspired to be more patient, more positive and happier.

So thank you, Zain,

We wish you all the beautiful things of this world and the hereafter!

Salaam

Adventure, Live Music, Music, Travel

Fountain of Light

 

The first time i ever met Dominique was a few years back, one day, a very busy day, i had my monthly treasury report due and also a recording session at a creche with Hailey and a bunch of kiddies, and my good friend Xola asked if i can fetch someone at the airport, and its very hard to refuse him, so to the airport we went. So we picked this tall and friendly youngster up from the airport  and went directly to the recording session at the creche cos i was running late. I quickly setup and started recording the kids singing their songs, and Dominique naturally got involved and helped out with the recording. I had no idea at that point that he was a super talented singer songwriter, but later that week i saw him walking around, always with the guitar in hand… and when i heard his catchy, bouncy, inspiring songs I immediately got him into studio and, what can i say, it was the beginning of a beautiful partnership!

I have a great deal of respect for this young man, so humble, sincere and charismatic, his voice has the power to uplift and move, he sings with such passion and heart. But besides the music – all the amazing service he offers to his community at such a young age, just astonishes me. If i think back to what i was doing at his age, i am soo, i don’t know, ashamed. My mentality was nowhere near this illumined brightness of spirit. So i thought what better way to launch the New Era than with a short glimpse, insight into his life and music and family. We spent an evening and night and morning with the Sylvester family and they were so welcoming and friendly – we had so much fun and recorded new songs and did the interviews and stuff, it was really memorable times, we will always cherish.

Keep an eye or an ear on this young man, he is destined for great things! 🙂

Peace

WaJa