Ok people I’m on the festival circuit so that’s why I’ve been so scarce. Being back in my hometown Brooklyn and doing the festival I did for 10 years was GREAT! BAM (The Brooklyn Academy of Music) Annual Dance Africa Bazarre, Memorial Day Weekend was the first festival I ever did back when I was 22yrs old and that was the beginning of what I do to this day. I saw a lot of old friends made some new ones it was real good to be home. I had taken a break from festivals for a few years so this was a rebirth you could say, full circle.
Something odd happened this morning though, I received an e-mail today from someone I didn’t know. She was the daughter of one of my clients in Chicago. She informed me that her father Mike Toles had passed away. I met him at my first festival in Chicago The African Arts Festival, last September. A very nice man and a huge supporter of my work and only 56 yrs old, in the middle of an active & vital life. He was kind, generous, creative and very Spiritual. He actually had a gleam in his eyes when he talked about the things that he was passionate about, especially Black Women! I bid you Peace Mike, it was great to have met you.
My work has taken me places and introduced me to experiences & people that have touched my life deeply and helped me to grow. Give Thanks to the Most High for the gift…life! More LIFE!