SESSIONS AT HOWARD

“One of the aim of Fast Movement Events is to empower the youth and create a space for the kool cats of South Africa to come vibe, and gain recognition.

This is done by hosting an event called “Sessions”. Which primarily focuses on giving the youth and upcoming talents a platform to express themselves and show off their creativity to a large audience.

When we speak of up and coming artists we mean people in these respective fields: singers, poets, rappers, graffiti artists, DJ’s & dancers. Sessions plays a huge role in boosting the artists career and gives them the experience of performing on a platform they haven’t been exposed to, just before its time that they blow up.

It is focused to only be held at universities, so far it has been at all UKZN campuses in KZN.

To name a few artists that Sessions has managed to attract here you go, Gemini Major(Ragga Ragga), Eric Rush(Swoosh) & Palm Tree Paradise(Unbelievable). The list is pretty long, but you get the idea.

If you are a aspiring come up artist, to get into the game this is where you better go – to kick your career off or to get more cats to vibe to your art.

For more details please follow Fast Movement Events on social media and wait for their call out for submissions for you to stand a chance to be part of the next Sessions.

Facebook: Fast Movement Events
Twitter: FastMovement_E
Instagram: FastMovement_E
Email: sessionsfme@gmail.com

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

uniIt’s my first year of University and I’ve selected to study a Bachelor of Social Science. A lot of people, especially family members, have asked me why I chose to do that degree. I guess because I’m a pretty smart kid, they expected me to go into medicine, engineering or some other mainstream “high profile” profession.

The reason I chose such an abstract degree is because put plainly, it interests me. You see, as I look around, I see students choosing majors that their parents told them to choose. They’re surviving university by cramming, and so once they graduate they will spend 70% of their time on the internet, googling how to do the job they were hired to do. I see people going into teaching because it’s “easy” and “reliable.” And while you might see this as a solution to the current unemployment rate, what I see is my future child being taught by halfhearted teachers who are merely there for a paycheck, and not for the privilege to shape the minds of the future world leaders. And I see black students getting into medicine, not because they qualified academically but because of the race quota system. As just as that might seem, it’s becomes pretty discouraging once you see them failing first year because sh*t got real and their race couldn’t carry them the rest of the way.

What, I’m trying to say is that I see a lot of people choosing degrees that they’re “supposed” to choose and not degrees that they want to choose. Now don’t get me wrong, wanting success and financial stability is a good thing, but I hope to achieve it in a field of study that I am truly passionate about. It’s just how I am and I hope that is how I will always be.

 

PENGUINS THAT DECIDED TO SOCIALIZE

I have never thought of social awkwardness as a big deal or something to be worried about; however on the recent social events that I have attended I am starting to wonder whether this dilemma is much deeper than we think. Being called an “awkward penguin” has always been, in my belief, friendly banter and something to laugh about because in obscurity, not knowing how to sport a simple conversation is a rather complex matter. This is the picture I am trying to paint: finding yourself at a social event pretending to be texting someone or playing candy crush just so you don’t look lonely or bored, instead of approaching some of the people present at the event and SOCIALIZING!!!! You might as well have stayed at home.

This one is a classic and I am sure many people can vouch to having experienced it – being at a social event such as a braai (BBQ) or a young party where at first the situation is rather tense and awkward but when that ethanol starts running through the blood stream everybody loosens up and starts having a good time. What was alcohol in this classic situation? a key to people’s confidence and socializing skills…? I’m baffled.

I can’t help but believe that social media has a great influence in the grooming of penguins, it’s undoubtedly easier to socialize on platforms where you don’t have a face; you find yourself brave enough to say things you wouldn’t say in a face to face conversation, and so,

Dear penguins

Where does your confidence lie, or is it a lie? It’s unfortunate if it lies in not being sober minded and in anonymity. Some may argue that they suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) the irony of the acronym is rather funny, however surely we can’t all be suffering from an undiagnosed SADness!

The Death of Africa in Africa

“The rise and fall of Afrocentrism in South Africa”

Did anyone else notice the lack of natural hair and colorful head wraps in 2017? I don’t know if I’m alone in this but as I look around, both on social media and real life, I don’t see much tribal print or Nubian inspired looks anymore. I guess I should have expected this. Trends come and go all the time, but during the rise of this epidemic, I was hopeful that it wouldn’t be just another trend but rather a lifestyle. Surrounded by the influences of #BlackLivesMatter, #FeesMustFall and other black consciousness movements, I hoped that African pride would become imprinted in the souls of who we are as a nation and not just fill the walls of our Facebook pages and Instagram feeds for a season.

Today, I see only a few faithful black activists and feminists driving on the cause whilst the rest of the nation falls back onto comfortable and familiar fashion trends. And just like that, head wraps are reverted back to a style used to hide bad hair days and afros are seen only during the transitional period from one hairdo to another. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not upset, just disappointed. It was beautiful to see so many black women adorn their traditional wear with such pride and not only make a clear fashion statement, but make a bold declaration of their worth as black women and the foreseen direction of the future of the black nation.

I hope that even though the clothes have been shifted to the back of the closet, the mindset in the lives of millions remains. I wish to see that same determination and drive in the lives of black women (and men) nationwide live on. Remember, African is not what we wear, it’s who we are. So let’s continue to be a people who are proud to be African, regardless of what we wear or don’t wear.

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2017

The year 2016 has been great, all thanks to your love and support. Currently, the company is undergoing some changes, from broadening our services not just only in Durban, but across the country and globally. As for the upcoming New Year, plans and arrangements have been made to ensure great customer service and quality entertainment. Certain updates will also be made to improve our website, social media presence, along with everything that is still undergoing planning and implementation. Please be patient fam, the journey will be worth it.

#2017 #Growth #ServiceDelivery
#CREATIVEPROJECTSUNDERCONSTRUCTION
#MoreART
#MorePlatforms
#superCHANGE

#THEFRESHSTART With Lerato Sokhulu

We went live Friday morning on Gagasi FM for #TheFreshStart morning show with Lerato Sokhulu where we discussed the The Livecalm Lifestyle brand, opportunities and what we as the pro-active youth are doing.

 

@Bulo_TheAfrican
@LivecalmAfrica

Catch Lerato on Gagasi FM from Monday-Friday, 4AM – 6AM

 

 

KIA MOTORS UMHLANGA AND LE SOUL #DRIVEHOPE

 

Community members, parents, teachers, the Livecalm team and all of its creatives, all came out to lend a hand for our community outreach program that we kicked off at Ekuthuthukeni School in Umlazi, Durban. As promised, there was a lot of fun activities, food, and words of encouragement for the betterment of our future generation. Through the KIA Motors Umhlanga & Le Soul #DriveHope campaign the kids and parents got much needed attention and care, which is something these incredible kids are not used to getting because to the prejudice and neglect they often get due their disabilities in a “normal society”.

Specials thanks to all the parents and passionate teachers that came out to be with us on a SATURDAY.

The KIA Motors Umhlanga and Lè Soul Drive Hope campaign aims at promoting social wellness and awareness in non-privileged areas. The Drive sees to the needs of young individuals living in either shelters or disadvantaged backgrounds. With a global mind-set, Lè Soul and KIA Motors Umhlanga kick start the campaign on the 7th of May 2016 by visiting a special-needs school in one of the most historical townships in South Africa, which is Umlazi.

Throughout the day there will be fun-filled activities and thanksgiving. The Drive will also provide donations of food parcels, clothes, toys, music etc. As well as painting of the shelter.

Follow the initiative on social media: Instagram/Twitter

@djlesoulsa

@KiaUmhlanga

@LivecalmAfrica

Facebook: KIA Motors Umhlanga

UNBELIEVABLE – Palm Tree Paradise

Audio

Download: iTunes & Google Play

LYRICS via Genius

#UNBELIEVABLE is the first single from the Palm Tree Paradise A.E. (Art Experiment) and it features PDogg Amazing x Sydrow x Jaybee

About the Art Experiment:

 

What is the first thing you think about when you visualize the beauty and grandeur of the city of Durban? Yes you got it, Palm Trees. On the back of this amazing realization the freshest Livecalm artists; Jaybee, Papa Axsion & Sydrow collaborated with RowShotgun, Bright and SMB’s very own PDogg Amazing to create an art-exipirement which provides for the ear the same beauty that the city of Durban provides for the eye.

The #PalmTreeParadise is a sonic Hip-Hop masterpiece produced by RowShotgun (executive producer) who’s beats and melodies provide the canvas for these young Durban renaissance Hip-Hop artists to paint a musical masterpiece of epic proportions.

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Stay up to date with the #PalmtreeParadise via the following social media platforms >
Twitter & Instagram: @Palmtree_za
Facebook: Palm Tree Paradise