It was girl power to the max as Madonna’s “Express Yourself” ushered the first artist of the evening onto the stage in a happily timed coincidence, setting the tone for the rest of the evening.
As soon as the chit-chat turned to a soft hum and the audience settled with something to sip on, the lights dimmed to a violet hue turning the next two-and-half hours into a raw, intimate music session where both artist and audience member unplugged for the night.
Keren Lindley kickstarted the music session with warm vocals and pretty guitar riffs, before Kayla the Crow’s slow, delicate, celtic-esque sound paralleled an impromptu jam sesh around a bonfire under the stars, bewitching the audience.
Fay Lamour, perched coolly on a bar stool behind her keyboard, teased the keys in a dazzling blue and gold glitter bodysuit crooning melodies in a ‘20s jazzy ragtime swing.
Cami Scoundrel’s vocal had a Sandi Thom, “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker” element to it with a grungy grit as she kicked off her converse and rocked out on her tippy toes.
Organisers of Girl Impact were buzzed after the session and expressed their hope to host this event annually during 16 days of activism.
Over R7000 profit was accumulated by the end of the evening with 62 tickets, 15 tees and five pop sockets sold, and with a capacity at roughly 80, the event’s organisers were super happy with the turn-out.
If you would like to help Girl Impact move one step closer to reaching their target of $10,000 towards building a community centre in Livingstone, Zambia jump onto their website and donate.
Photos courtesy of Aislinn Corbet.