Join us as we celebrate the unprecedented beauty of Black women, globally,@ the Black Genez / Cakewalk Showcase April2014 as we "TURN THE CATWALK INTO THE CAKEWALK
BLACK GENEZ MAKE BLUE JEANZ TIGHT: "THE CAKEWALK"
On Sunday April 6, 2014, history will be made as we celebrate the unprecedented beauty of all Black women, globally, when we turn "the Catwalk into the Cakewalk", at the Black Genez Cakewalk Showcase.
The name of the showcase, was taken from the song, "Black Genez Make Blue jeans Tight", performed by Congolese singer, Rafiya and written by (Black Genez Cakewalk) event creator and visionary Jeff Weaver, who developed a modern day version of "The Cakewalk" as the Black female alternative to the western standard "Catwalk" on fashion runways. Learn how to do the contemporary Cakewalk, which is steeped in traditional West African sway & posture; Black American swag & swing; and Caribbean pizazz & flavor! The Cakewalk is and will be, officially, launched as "the Black female runway walk of the Diaspora!"
Not the traditional western cultural style beauty pageant, we aim to bring together, showcase and celebrate the beauty, power, talent, style and swag of Black women from every corner of the world in the context of Traditional and contemporary African culture.
The name "Black Genez Cakewalk", is indicative of the bold nature of our mission which is to showcase the natural beauty (hair, skin, hips, rhythm, style and swag) of Black women, unapologetically, and to establish the (Cakewalk as the) first universal quintessential cultural tradition for the entire African Diaspora to claim as its very own. All are welcome as guest, however, for "event participants", hair weaves, wigs, skin bleaching / lighteners are, absolutely, not permitted! .
We are seeking and encouraging young Black woman of all hues, complexions and nationalities to participate from age 18 and up! If you are a Black woman who loves her natural hair, brown skin (whatever hue), have a mean walk with "black genez that make blue jeanz tight" and would like to be a part of this groundbreaking and monumental cultural extravaganza, please contact us by the information provided, below.
ON SUNDAY APRIL 6, 2014, RARE GENIUS PRODUCTIONS WILL BE PRESENTING THE Black Genez / Cakewalk Showcase @ THE ROTUNDA, IN PHILA., PA. FROM 3-7PM. THE EVENT WILL BE A CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA CELEBRATING TRADITIONA AND CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN CULTURE WITH THE FOCUS ON CELEBRATING AND UNIFYING BLACK WOMEN THROUGHOUT THE AFRICAN DIASPORA. THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXPLICIT EXPLANATION OF OUR PURPOSE, INTENT AND MISSION.
"OUR FUTURE WILL COME THROUGH THE WOMB OF A BLACK WOMAN!" WE CAN EITHER CONTINUE TO FUNCTION WITHIN THE CONTRIVED /PROPAGANDISED CONTEXT OF "MY COUNTRY'S BETTER THAN YOURS", "MY COAST IS BETTER THAN YOURS" OR "MY HOOD IS BETTER THAN YOURS", DYSFUNCTION AND TRIBALISM, OR WE CAN RECOGNIZE, ACKNOWLEDGE AND "RE-UNITE" THE DIASPORA IN SOLIDARITY!THE MASSES OF BLACK PEOPLE , GLOBALLY, ARE NOT INTELLECTUALS (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH INTELLIGENCE) PONTIFICATING ABOUT POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES. THEY ARE EVERY DAY FOLK STRUGGLING TO PROVIDE FOR FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND SELF. THE MAJORITY LEFT WITH THE BRUNT OF THAT RESPONSIBILITY, ARE WOMEN. THEY RAISE THE CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCE, JUST LIKE THE LIONESS' DO IN THE WILDERNESS. MOST DO NOT PARTAKE IN POLITICS, BUT FUNCTION WITH IN THE PARAMETERS OF THE TERRAIN IN WHICH THEY EXIST. HOWEVER, WHEN BROUGHT TOGETHER IN THE SAME ROOM WITH BLACK WOMEN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES THAT HAVE THE SAME HAIR TEXTURE, SKIN TONES, CHEEKBONES, LIPS, NOSE AND BODY SHAPE, IT BECOMES APPARENT THAT THEY ARE ALL IN THE COMPANY OF FAMILY AND NOT "FOREIGNERS" FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY. THE MANIFESTATION OF BLACK GENES IS THE SIGNATURE OF GOD PLACED IN THE GENETIC CODE OF A PEOPLE. WOMEN WHO ARE PROVIDERS AND SERVANTS TEND TO BE MORE PRAGMATIC AND LESS EGOTISTICAL THAN MEN (WHO OFTEN ONLY GET INVOLVED FOR MONEY OR ACCOLADES).
JEANS (DENIM) PROVIDE A MAINSTAY FASHION THROUGH WHICH CULTURE CAN BE EXPRESSED AND SERVE AS A UNIFYING COMMON DENOMINATOR. WE WILL BOLDLY (BUT TASTEFULLY) CELEBRATE THE SHAPE OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE CONTEXT OF "BLUE JEANS" RHYTHM, SONG AND DANCE, BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE ELEMENTS OF COMMONALITY THAT BLACK FOLK SHARE, GLOBALLY, THAT ESTABLISH GROUP IDENTITY, PRIDE AND FAMILY SPECIES RECOGNITION. ALL NECESSARY TO UNIFY AND MOBILIZE OUR INTERNATIONAL BLACK COMMUNITY, CULTURALLY, SOCIALLY, ECONOMICALLY, SPIRITUALLY AND POLITICALLY.
WHEN BLACK WOMEN REUNITE AND ORGANIZE, GLOBALLY, OUR CONDITIONS WILL, WITHOUT QUESTION, CHANGE! WHERE EVER BLACK MEN FALL SHORT, PRESENTLY, SO LONG AS THE WOMEN ARE ON THE SAME "CONSCIOUS" PAGE, THERE IS ALWAYS THE NEXT GENERATION OF MEN AND WOMEN THAT WILL, NO DOUBT, BE BORN THROUGH THE WOMB OF A BLACK WOMAN!
Admission is $10