The Sunshine Showcase 2016
Date : Sunday 15th of May 2016
On the 14th March 2016 we held our 8th annual showcase including a variety of acts. From singers to dancers, African drummers to poets, we had a fantastic line up full of energy and laughter. Our host Jimmy Swagger made the audience feel comfortable and welcome, whilst stressing the main reason for this event - to raise funds for such an important casue.
We'd like to thanks The Yaa Asantewaa Arts centre for the use of their venue and express our gratitude to all of the acts for giving up their time and showcasing their talents.
Acts on the night included:
Scariofunk Dance Collective - A street dance group comprised of talented dancers.
Amaria Braithwaite - A talented singer who attends The Brit School of Performing Arts. At just 13 years old,she showcased her beautiful voice and we see great potential in such a young performer.
Enigma - Three versatile female dancers. Each dancer had great style and energy!
Flavia Gordon - An award-winning poet/story-teller who enjoys performing and writing thought-provoking and inspirational words.
Joshua Robertson - A hilarious award-winning comedian with the catchphrase "Yeah Man". He had the audience laughing and cheering in their seats.
Fae Simon - Fae Simon is a soulful Jazz singer, a gifted song-writer, vocal performance instructor and fine artist. Formally trained in Opera and Jazz, Fae’s performance style fuses these traditional genres with Hip Hop, Rare Groove, Soul and Dub – a unique sound that electrifies audiences when she performs with her live band.
The Popera Dolls - Opera & Pop Crossover Duo. Building a stylish fusion of contrasting musical genres.
Veronica Brown - This gospel singer and guitarist lit up the stage with beautiful music and soulful tones.
Drum Carib - High energy, authentic African beats using traditional drums; lead by dancer and drummer Akoto.
Our host was Jimmy Swagger - Jimmy is the owner of Gee Magazine which is an online publication aimed at men who are not catered for by the main stream. He is also an panellist on Brother's With No Games "So He Says" and recently hosted Natural Hair Week, London.