Back in May, I got the chance to perform in Calgary at a great event called People are Pearls. At the event people with a passion come together and showcased their art and thoughts. The cool part of this event was that with everyone’s performance left you thinking, and the networking and just meeting new people was great. I’m not a super social person so I was a little out of my comfort zone but it was fun. On the chalk board, there was a question and you had the chance to write your answer. That day I was feeling myself not so much me as a person but what I was wearing so I answered “my Kick game” just for laughs really but when I received the photos it looked like I was thinking so hard. Since no one really knows me 100 percent I thought it would be cool to share my list of 5 things I love about myself.
I love that I’m willing to try new things. It may be food, fashion, music etc. I’m always willing to give something or someone a shot because you never know. I also love that I'm open to meeting new people. Even if they speak another language I always try and understand because I could easily be them in another country and trying to communicate. If someone was giving me a hard time id hate it.
Some people are might hate me for this one but I love the fact I can eat and eat and eat and it doesn’t stick. Of course, that means no booty no boobs and no shape it also makes it incredibly hard to find jeans or any pants that fit right but I love my body and wouldn’t change it for anyone else (except Jlo's lol )
“Don’t touch my hair…” is what is sing to myself every morning. My hair consistently changes week to week. No wigs or weaves either! Could you imagine if I wore wigs hmmmm? I'm actually considering it. Any wig company suggestions comment them below!
I’d like to think I give off good vibes, I’ve been told I do. I try not to carry negative energy around with me even if people around me are balls of negativity. POSITIVE VIBES POSITIVE LIFE
Outlook on Life
I love my outlook on life. I think everything happens for a reason but I also think you have total control over situations and everything works out in the end. Never stress Stay blessed.
Now that you know a little about me and what I love about myself, what do you love about yourself? Leave a comment below, tweet me, or DM me
Keep it Rude!
SO SAD THAT PHOTO IS BLURRY =(
It’s been a blessed week/weekend. Been busy doing something almost every day and this week can only get better. Each week I’ve been trying to apply what it means to me to be a rude gal, and I can truly say this was my Hustle week …I worked almost every day and when I didn’t work I made sure I did something productive. Really proud of myself and so is my bank. account (hehe)
The weekend I decided that it would be my pre-birthday celebration since I won’t be in Vancouver for my actual birthday! That meant Saturday Kranium!!! And it did not disappoint. Unfortunately, I only caught 1 song from 1 of the opening act. Her Name was Shalli and I wasn’t sure what she was wearing I wasn’t feeling it at all I wish I took a photo. About 10 minutes after her came THE MAN OF THE NIGHT!! MR KRANIUM!!! AMAZINGGGGGGGG! He can SANGGGGG . When the riddim for Stamina dropped Me and my homegirl went off. I truly wish I had the video to show you guys how “off” we went.
Couple songs later he invited some ladies on stage to show off their wineing skills…DEAR VANCOUVER LADIES U DISSAPOINTED ME! Next up he brought out DJ Marley Waters who actually Produced the track We Can along with Sak Pase. He was dope too. Overall the show was WICKED if you missed it make sure you’re at the next one. Here are some photos of Me, Kranium and Dj Marley Water!
Every time I go to a concert I always try and take away something from it which I can apply in my own shows. At this show, I actually didn’t learn anything but I did learn being different is a good thing. I’m probably the only person who showed up with a Polaroid but Nio and I did get a memorable moment of him saying “you loyal and you smart”. To you, that may be minimal but we were chatting bout it the rest of the night ha!
That was just the start of the weekend next day was exciting too but before I get into that let’s continue this talk about what it means to be a Rude Gal ABC’s. You Can also catch my podcast of me getting more in-depth with the letters and explaining why I chose these words HERE
N- NEW (Neva Eva Wack)
P- Patience’s & Positivity
R-Rebellious & Reggae
S- Savings, Shoes, Savage
What was your best concert experiences? What letters Of my Rude Gal ABC’s relate to you? Let me know in the comments, tweet me, Slide in My Dm’s, just drop me a Line.!!
P.S You Can Check out the Vibe we had on the Boat VIA my Instagra,m (@rudegallow) !!! Pure Vibes But enjoy this little Clip !
You’re online shopping and you click and add everything you want to your check out basket. You don’t consider the price of anything at the time because you know that you can review your items and prices before you check out. So, you go to the checkout and realize that your basket maybe too full and your over budget so you have to go through and pick what you really want. That is where I am with my life.
I'm sitting at the checkout constantly trying to figure out where I need and want to go to achieve my goals. People always tell me to work with what I got and its true! I shouldn’t have any problems and the only problem I have right now is believing that what I want I can get it. I know I can, I believe in myself of course but sometimes I over think and an idea gets killed quickly. So today I’ve decided that if I’m going to be a true RUDE GAL then I need work with what I have.
Usually, I would post a YouTube link to the Letters of the week but this week I wanted to try something different and really go deep into what I’m talking about. Here is a mini podcast style of what it means to be a RUDE GAL or boy to me! Let me know what you think :
Here are the letters of the week. Try and Apply them to your own life if you don’t already do so.
J-Jamaican (AYEEEE) Judge
L- Love & Laughter
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There are no rules to what a Rude Gal Or Gyal can be. Everyone has their own definition. Mine is “A WOMAN WHO IS NOT AFRAID TO GO AGAINST AUTHORITY, BREAK BOUNDARIES AND TAKE RISKS IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE.
Here are MY abc’s, letters A-F, of what I think a Rude Gal Or Boi should encompass or use in everyday life.
F- FLEXABLE, FASHION, FUN
Check the Video below for a full description of why I think these words represent someone who is RUDE.
Hope everyone has a RUDEtastic week.
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HOLA MI GENTE. Hope everyone had a dope week. My week has consisted of catching up with school work, going to regular work and kicking it with my mini me. Today’s blog post is Part 2 of last week's first ever Rude Boy of the week. This week’s Rude Gal is Judy Madarasz. She is a Marketing Professional who has fallen in love with Dancehall and Jamaican culture and has decided to take this passion and create Ketch Di Vybz. I caught up with Judy to chat more about her involvement in Ketch Di Vybz and Dancehall Theater.
1. First, who is Judy? Background? Values? What is it exactly that you do?
Born and raised in Metro Vancouver, BC. I am a multi-passionate marketer, videographer, and dancer. I value authenticity, integrity, love, culture, and creativity. Right now I am working full-time with Mikhail teaching and training in Dancehall dance, filming videos on Dancehall, producing the first Dancehall Theatre production in Vancouver, BC, and building KETCH DI VYBZ as a production company.
I founded KETCH DI VYBZ (KDV) in early 2015 as my personal endeavor to film authentic Dancehall dance in Jamaica and around the world which will officially debut in 2017. In early 2016 I partnered with Mikhail Morris to diversity KDV into a production company and add the Dancehall Theatre division to the company.
2. What about dancehall dance and culture attracted you to it? How were u first introduced?
I am attracted first to the dance music and movement and how freeing it is and feels. I was introduced to the Dance style and culture when I met Neeks and Noyze a few years ago. They were the only ones teaching Dancehall in Vancouver and doing it professionally. Neeks, for example, was in the Sean Paul music videos shot in Toronto. They hired me for my video and photography skills to help them get professional video and photos for their dance careers. They weren't in Vancouver for long, though - soon after meeting them they moved to Toronto for their careers. My keen curiosity and eagerness to learn more about Dancehall dance and culture grew from there so I would consult with my Jamaican/Caribbean friends to teach me or point me in the right direction.
3 So, your one of the creators behind dancehall theater, what has the process been like thus far?
The process has been fast, transforming, and challenging as one of the producers for the show.
FAST: It is fast because Mikhail and I pulled everything together fast from literally starting from nothing. When Mikhail arrived from Toronto this summer to start this project all we knew was that we were going to do it and that we could do it. We believed in the vision and purpose. So we just organized everything and used all the resources we have to create what we need to have to make the production happen. It is a lot of common sense because we are both skilled in our departments and we quickly realized the most important thing we needed was clear communication and expectations/agreements between ourselves and whoever we deal with. Mikhail is experienced in Dancehall Theatre and dance, and I have the marketing and video/photo production resources and experiences. So we just put our heads together and got to work.
TRANSFORMING: It is transforming for everyone involved. The cast of dancers are training under Mikhail's guidance and I have been able to witness firsthand how they have improved in their movement and understanding of dance. Both Mikhail and I sharpened our business and leadership skills to manage the company and our team, work with various partners, and try new tasks that we never did before but had to do.
CHALLENGING: The most challenging has been work/life balance. We have been working every day since June 2016. Some days we are working morning till night, and we have had some sleepless nights to get work done. We are super grateful to be working on something we really equally believe in and have a great and dedicated cast of dancers who are eager to learn and contribute.
4. Is this a production you want to tour or just solely something for Vancouver to find out all about Dancehall?
Our goal is to definitely have tour our productions across Canada and around the world. We are just starting locally to build our foundation and experience, as well as build a strong, knowledgeable, and passionate community in Vancouver. Touring is definitely in the plan as we create more shows.
5. I'm assuming there has definitely been some difficulty during the process of creating. Has there been anything that can or been executed more smoothly than expected?
I can only speak from my role as producer as Mikhail is the one who can speak about the process of creating the choreography and music (He is Artistic Director/Choreographer). From a producer standpoint, it honestly flowed for both Mikhail and I because where one of us needed more info or help, the other had the experience to explain or figure it out.
6. As we both know Vancouver didn't really have a big dancehall scene. Prior to you, there was Nicole teaching and then I know before her NEEKS who has gone on to do amazing things. But nothing has really stuck out here or grow into something bigger. How do you and Ketch di Vybz as a company intend to make an impact? Although I must say that doing Dancehall theater is huge already.
We can only speak for ourselves so what our intentions are is to be an exciting, uplifting, innovative, and inspirational company in all the work we do.
The KETCH DI VYBZ legacy and lasting impact will be leaving our students and audiences with the right information to engage with Dancehall dance culture and feel a greater connection to the entire global dancehall movement. We have the resources to provide a comprehensive education and training but we keep current with the industry on a daily basis and work to contribute directly to the Dancehall dance industry. It is in this way that we can be a complete resource for anyone that is curious to learn on both an amateur/hobby and professional level.
7. Let’s talk Divas! In the production, you have majority females. Was that intentional or just sort of how it worked out? I know there's a lack of male dancehall dancers in the city, though, so I understand but what do u think it will take to get more men involved in Dancehall and take it as serious as other styles of dance?
We wanted to work with a cast of people we already knew would all work well together and who were familiar with our work and style. We, therefore, selected from some of our students and some dancers we each had a chance to collaborate with in the past.
The more men are aware of all the male dancer role models and see them dance there is a higher chance they would like to give it a try and/or be inspired. Interestingly, Dancehall dance is mostly dominated by male dancers. So as more guys know that and have an opportunity to learn from a male like Mikhail they can see what it is beyond the twerking and whining. At the same time, I encourage females to not just twerk and whine but also train in the grooves and male steps.
8. Where do you see the company going in five years?
Since KETCH DI VYBZ was created, it has been a platform for Mikhail and I to create experiences for the community to learn authentic Dancehall culture and also better understand the history as well as its connection to West African dance.
We see KDV continuing to create and eventually tour shows across Canada and around the world. KDV will also manifest into having a physical studio space for teaching dance and creating film/photo work. Each year we will build upon our initiatives to spread greater cultural awareness, inspire youth, and create exciting and fun experiences for our communities.
To find out more about Ketch Di Vybz and Dancehall Theater visit ketchdivybz.com and look out for the offical launch coming soon. You can also donate by clicking here and 100% of the proceeds go to Ketch Di Vybz.
Show: Dancehall Theater: Blood Sweat and Tears
Where: Faris Theater, The Dance Center-677 Davie St Vancouver BC
Time: October 28th-29th – Door: 7:30 Show 8- 9pm
Tickets: 25$ Students / 35$ Regular Purchase Online: here