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Soulistic Tour - BLACK COFFEE - ZEPHERIN SAINT @ Sunnyside Pavilion
THURSDAY . JUNE 30 . 2011
-SOULISTIC TOUR LAUNCH-
Music lovers, join us On June 30 under the sun, moon and stars at Sunnyside as DJ Black Coffee from South Africa launches a tour with a message. In his own words, he describes the message behind The Soulistic experience…
“Soulistic is about living a full and vibrant life and embracing all its possibilities. It’s about winning despite adversity, sharing with loved ones, and helping those in need”
WATCH. SMILE. GET INVOLVED! : http://youtu.be/XUoJgsI_h0g
Coffee's own encounter with disability has led him to want to help others. In 1990 a car driver celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela, spun his vehicle out of control into a crowd of children killing one and crushing young Black Coffee's arm. A talented young musician in school, Coffee was all of a sudden being excluded from playing instruments in music class. This caused incredible frustration for the young music lover.
Somehow, despite all this adversity, Coffee pushed onwards and upwards to achieve success. This eventually led to a personal revelation and he shared it with an audience during his speech at a Black Coffee Foundation Gala and Fundraiser in South Africa:
"Through chasing my dreams, I've achieved a lot as a young man and as a DJ. I've achieved far more than I've even dreamt of achieving. I look at this sitting on my own after a gig... i play to sometimes (he pauses) the biggest gig I've done was to over 60 thousand people... all of them singing my name. I get into my car driving home, (pause) i get into a NICE car driving home... and i think to myself - WOW, Is this happening because I am the best? because I am THE MAN? or is it because there is a bigger reason? The answer to me was, there must be something special. There must be something that i need to do with this talent, aside from making girls scream and people dance every weekend... and I thought of this moment. Thought it would be nice to put myself on a pedestal and tell people - who think of themselves as disabled, who are really not 'disabled'... LOOK, i can do it... and so can YOU."
Right after this speech, Black Coffee went straight to another fundraiser organized by his foundation in which he DJ'd for over 60 hours straight to raise more funds for his charity and effectively breaking the WORLD RECORD for the longest music set ever by a single DJ. That's two and a half days straight folks, and he did all this with the use of only one arm!
Coffee's message is clear. Disabled or not, you CAN overcome adversity and you CAN do anything you want in life...
BLACK COFFEE • Soulistic Music . South Africa
ZEPHERIN SAINT • Tribe Records . UK
ALONGSIDE TORONTO’S FINEST:
DJ Black Coffee Foundation . Brooks Events . Milk. . Boogie Inc. . HXAJ . Goutsoul . Garage 416 . Heritage Fusion . Tribe Records
Chapter 2 . DCM-NY . Soulistic Music . Social Scratch . Contra Mag . Fusicology . Heritage Fusion . Themba
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$25 - Regular advanced
$35 – At Door
$40 - TWO EVENT SUPER-TICKET!
June 30th - Black Coffee & Zepherin Saint @ Sunnyside
July 3rd - Quentin Harris + Ultra Nate + Jojo Flores @ 99 Sudbury
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*ARRIVE EARLY. LEAVE LATE! First come first served until capacity is reached!
9pm until 3am
1755 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto
PARKING & FOOD
LIMITED HOLIDAY PARKING
PUBLIC TRANSIT & TAXIS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
FOOD AVAILABLE @ SUNNYSIDE CAFÉ (awesome menu & the food is deeelicious!)
“I guess in a way God was trying to make an example out of me that no matter what happens to you, you can still triumph, no matter what the odds are.” - DJ Black Coffee.
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