Junie- A song about Black Appropriation

I haven’t covered music in a while! What better way to revisit this interest than with Solange’s new album A Seat at the Table?

I have been an avid fan of Solange’s work (and sartorial elegance), since the days of Sandcastle Disco, T.O.N.Y and I Decided. She knows this. I have felt her emotions, held her hand through Lover’s in the Parking Lot and her vulnerable Black Cab Sessions.

This new chart topping album has exhibited the singers beautifully pared layers of black identity, all the while giving respect to legendary musicians.

Solange’s song “Junie,” a groovy jam that confronts the appropriation of black culture was named after music legend Junie Morrison.

She skilfully tackles the issue of black appropriation in her lyrics: You want to be the teacher/ Don’t want to go to school/ Don’t want to do the dishes/ Just want to eat the food.

(Get it? Read it again)

Music social activism is no new concept. Hip Hop and RAP stem and exist through it. Motown, Blues and Jazz all have undertones and royal levels of depth about topical and sociopolitical struggles. Soul music has also been an honest reflection of feelings and moods.

Solange has put together a masterpiece, skilfully assembling all these attributes and travelling through history and time to deliver this piece of art.

Do yourself a favour and Jump on it! 

Kluk and CGDT’s SHAMELESS collection debuted in Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth-Club 100 for ladies recently hosted internationally acclaimed design duo Malcolm Klûk and Christiaan Gabriёl du Toit for the first time at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.

The fresh-off –the-designers’-table collection, “Shameless,” debuted in PE briefly before being launched nationally. Their fashion is all about experience, exclusivity, luxury, and detail, pret-a-porter, bridal, couture and homeware.

Klûk and Du Toit said the friendliness and hospitality of PE’s people was unrivaled. They mentioned the beauty of the city and the richness of the old buildings and architecture seen in and around the city.

Du Toit said that they would definitely like to see more of PE in the near future and take on trunk shows and pop-up events.
The event was well attended, with optimum security, great networking and not to mention the amazing sushi.
See some of the attendees and garments below!

 

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CGDT, Michelle Brown (of Club 100), Kluk and I, ofcourse.

We hope the duo will keep their promise and possibly change the face of fashion in the city!

Nelson Mandela Bay Club 100 to host Klûk CGDT

Club 100 for ladies will be hosting internationally acclaimed design duo Malcolm Klûk and Christiaan Gabriёl du Toit for the first time in Port Elizabeth. Malcolm and Christiaan’s collection will be on display on Tuesday, 24 June 2014.

The trunk show is set to start at 18:00 and will be hosted at The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan  Art Museum, St. Georges Park where their fashion items and art are ingeniously paired.

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Local models have been screened and selected to showcase the garments.

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Klûk and CGDT will be available to host private fittings of the trunk show.

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To secure your booking for this exclusive event, please contact Karin at  Karin@readymix.co.za or call her on 082 807 7325.

Tickets are R250,00 including a serving of sushi and sweet buffet.

A cash bar will be available.

Don’t delay. Limited tickets are available.

 

Photo Credit: http://klukcgdt.com/ready_to_wear_season/necesscity/