Friday, May 16, 2014

A Noble Cause

Being part of something NOBLE is humbling.   I had the wonderful opportunity to meet another very talented artist, honorable man, and doer of good.  Alex Boye is somebody many of us have at least heard of, if not seen perform.  He is very animated and passionate about his work.  Lucky for us, his work becomes our entertainment!

The first time I saw Alex perform was at a Christmas Concert in 2011.  We have some friends in a band called "Barsie" (you should totally check them out here, they are incredibly talented and on the edge of releasing their album!) that were performing in the concert as well who invited us to attend.  It was very spiritual and uplifting and set the tone for the Christmas Season.  Alex was a big part of that.

He has since made numerous music videos and worked on many projects.  Check out his website, he is one in a million and such a sweet man!

When the opportunity for me to be part of his most recent project came up, I jumped at the chance!  Thank you Emily from "Is This Really My Life?" for inviting me to join you in this project!  

Alex did a cover of Katy Perry's "Roar" in his traditional and catchy African theme.  Being the drummer I am, I fell in love with his version of the song immediately because it's full of drums!  He then dedicated the video to the kidnapped girls from Nigeria.  Seriously.  Check it out!


The experience of being in the video was lovely.  It was a beautiful sunny day that I got to spend with about 40 brilliant and beautiful women who inspire me on a daily basis.  They are all so wonderful.
We were provided with animal print leggings from the fabulous Agnes and Dora and danced the afternoon away in them!

I am always grateful for opportunities to be part of something that influences people for good.  I'm honored to have met some truly wonderful people.  Sometimes I wonder how I've been placed in such a sweet spot at this point in my life.  I don't ask why, I just do all I can to give back and show gratitude.  I am blessed.

If you scroll down and read the notes on the video you will see links to most of the blogs of the women involved.  They are all so great, you should visit them!