Pala Jam went down in San Diego at the beautiful Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Sold out show of appreciation of classic soul and funk music with three of music’s venerable women in music, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Jody Watley and The SOS Band fronted by original lead Mary Davis. Terrific energy from the crowd for each artist- a beautiful and spirited evening of funky music and a lot of soul.
My band and squad SRL, a evolving into a collective of musicians, dancers, choreographers and performers joining me for one hell of a show!
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.