Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Blue Note Hawaii in Review.

The concerts at Blue Note Hawaii are in the books now. We all left the island feeling full of joy from the experience. We met some wonderful people and some of the shows were absolutely transcendent experiences. Some of the fans shared what the shows meant – even those who came in skeptical about Shalamar Reloaded. We know there are those who come to judge us – sitting with crossed arms. Before they know it they are caught up and having an outstanding time and impressed with the show and presentation..before we head into Jody Watley world in the show. It’s about love and embracing who you are on this journey of life. That is our message. It’s more than a concert – it’s a life affirming experience.

Thanks again Blue Note Hawaii, a wonderful staff  and all who came out for being great and making us feel so welcomed.

While we were in Honolulu, Nate, Rosero and I also hung and and ate good food and had fun conversations and laughs..we also had two days of early calls to film a new music video for ‘The Mood’ which will be on the forthcoming “Bridges” collection.

Not long after we arrived – I saw the most beautiful rainbow of my life..it soon turned into a double rainbow. For me, it was a heaven sent message from the universe to stay focused on the positive and there is always a higher power and force in control.

Forward.

 

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Stunning. What a welcome to Honolulu and view from my suite. The most beautiful rainbow.

 

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Rainbows. Jody Watley.

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Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded take on Honolulu..With Rosero and Nate..on the main street after we arrived. Good vibes.

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Opening Night – Blue Note Hawaii during Shalamar Reloaded set.

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Breakfast at Dukes in the Outrigger Waikiki, gorgeous setting right on the beach.

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I love lace the wrap I bought from my friend Franne Goldes new boutique! Support your friends! http://www.frannegolde.com

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Purple Rain. Appolonia Kotero in the house.

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How could he doubt it would be less than stellar?! All good!

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Hanging in Honolulu.

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Rey is a new fan of Shalamar Reloaded,and big fan of mine, he’s worked with Beyonce, Monica,Brandy and more. Really cool guy.

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Shun Naka flew in from Japan.

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With staff from Hawaii Five-O and Blue Note Hawaii’s Martha Seroogy

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Jody Watley.”Peace is always in fashion” Custom Jacket by Allison Rohan, Brooklyn NYC – Fan Photo

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Jody Watley joined in finale by Shalamar Reloaded and dance squad.

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Jody Watley. Shalamar Reloaded. Band: Sam Sims, Levi Seacer Jr., Rodney Lee, Kerry Griffin. Dance Sqaud: Angela, Athena, Jerome and Dylan of Honolulu. Blue Note Hawaii.

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The Mood. Video – it’s a wrap with Q Burdette and Shalamar Reloaded – found a cool spot on another island for food!

 

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Jody Watley. The moon and the sky. Gratitude and Joy.

 

Aloha and Mahalo!

Until next time🙂

 

Photo’s – All rights Reserved Jody Watley and Avid Music Inc. 2016

 

Just Announced. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Return To Yoshi’s Oakland Fall 2016.

 

 

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Jody Watley LIVE performing solo hits, fan favorites and music from Paradise.

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Shalamar Reloaded LIVE. Performing specially rejuvenated curated hits and new music.

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded are set to return to Yoshi’s November 11, 2016 with a new set of concerts. Last appearing to ring in the new year of 2016 to a sold out crowd – it should be another memorable concert experience for the bay area fans.

Get tickets NOW: Here

 

 

JUST ADDED. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Set To Debut At State Fair

 

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Just Announced: Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

Monday July 11, 2016 – California State Fair Toyota Concert Series Golden 1 Stage

Tickets: Here 

We have stepped in as Chaka Khan has had to cancel and enter rehab, I’m keeping her in my prayers.

Wednesday July 13, 2016 — Stanislaus County Fair Info / New Story: Here

Just Announced. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Add Hawaii to Summer Dates

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Jody Watley. Photography Albert Sanchez

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Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy.

 

 

Just announced June 25 Jody Watley added to Summer Jam in San Diego Valley View Casino Center

August 17-20 Blue Note Honolulu

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Watch the new O.R.I.G.in.A.L video

 

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Listen on Apple and Spotify. Buy it on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets worldwide.

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Muhammad Ali. Jody Watley Classic.

I’ve been fortunate and blessed to meet many awesome people – famous and not famous along the way, and still on the musical and life journey. Muhammad Ali “The Greatest” was one. He lived a remarkable life and inspiration so many with his courage and convictions far beyond the ring.

Had to dig this one out of my vast photo archives –  there I am waiting to meet him among others also waiting to talk to “The Greatest.” This was in 1982 at an event at Ali’s home in Los Angeles’ gated Windsor Square / Hancock Park. ‪#‎muhammadali‬ ‪#‎jodywatley‬ ‪#‎shalamar‬ ‪#‎archive‬‪#‎vintage‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎itsinthemusic‬ ‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎life‬ ‪#‎thejourne‬— My Mom also told me Ali signed my Dad’s bible back in the 60’s 🙏🏽 both on to glory now

“I don’t have to be what you want me to be, I’m free to be who I want..” – Muhammad Ali

 

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Humbly waiting to be introduced to Muhammad Ali at an event at his home in Windsor Square Hancock Park Los Angeles in 1982.

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“..I don’t have to be who you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” “I said I was the greatest before I knew I was.” “Impossible is nothing.” “We become heroes when we stand up for what we believe.” “Don’t count the days -make the days count.” “Age is whatever you think it is, you’re as old as you think you are.” “..if I have changed one life for the better, I haven’t lived in vain..”the man who has no imagination has no wings”….so many pearls of wisdom and inspiration.

Some favorite quotes I’ve shared over the years from The Greatest. Such an inspiring life, never afraid to speak his mind and evolve-did it his way.
Rest peace Muhammad Ali. A great champion, ambassador, humanitarian beloved around the world. My condolences to his family, friends and all who knew him best. 🙏🏽

Weekend Musings. Friday Rewind.

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Jody Watley. Original. Shalamar 1983 on tour in Belgium. Photo Courtesy of: Etienne Go.

Seeing this photo shared by a Etienne Go on Facebook from a club in Belgium in 1983 while on tour with Shalamar is another reminder of how long I’ve been getting to do some of the things I love and working really hard at it, and always fighting to be myself – through the many ups and challenges, obstacles overcome ..singing, performing, dancing, designing, writing and bringing joy to the people.

Here’s to the now, to the weekend.  It’s OK to take a glimpse back, evaluate, reflect, see how far you’ve come, use the lessons learned and so on – just don’t get stuck there.

Much Love!

 

 

 

Original. Fan Made. Hoops. Enduring Style.

This is another fun video with a take on the new Shalamar Reloaded single and video “O.R.I.G.in.A.L”

Ironically in the past few days, fans have shared with me these posts heralding the jumbo hoop earring, the blend of eclectic style high and low fashion.. it’s been  pointed out “they mention other artists who have followed the trend, trends you set –  except the person who started it – you”..origins people, learn it! “What you mean you don’t know about my hoops!”

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Read the Teen VOGUE Post: HERE – News Flash to the Teen VOGUE style writers – they’ve always been chic – and never left! I think it’s wonderful that the style endures generation to generation. To see them the Jody Watley Hoops -always makes me smile. Go girls – WerK!!

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Love.

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Don’t You Want Me – 1988. Recently signed with love from legendary designer Jean Paul-Gaultier.

 

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O.R.I.G.in.A.L – Jody Watley 2016