Sha-Geezy's October Update! :) by Shanelle Gabriel

Some great things are in the works! I've been back and forth to Atlanta working on new material, but November, I finally get to show NYC some love! For those of you outside the Tri-State, don't worry, I have a few things for you as well. 



NYC- WALK FOR LUPUS- Saturday, Oct. 22 @ 9am- Battery Park

This Saturday is the big day! Join me and the great folk at the Alliance for Lupus Research as we participate in the NYC Walk for Lupus in Battery Park at 9am. DJ Kraff Swagger will be creating the soundtrack for the day, and there'll be free refreshments and a performance by yours truly! Hope you can make it out and/or make a donation. Anything will help, from $5 to $500. Click here to find out more information:http://walk.lupusresearch.org/goto/ShanelleGNYC2011


Check Out My Interview!

Get to know me a lil better through my cool interview with Ms. Truth from http://sealedkiss.blogspot.com. Learn about my views on education, inspiration, and guys that get on my nerves. :)


NYC (WITH LUPE FIASCO!)- Monday, Nov 7th: Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street) @ 6pm

"Girl I want you to knooow, I can't get you outta my head, my head." 

Yes, I'll be performing with the Cool, the dope Lupe Fiasco as I host and feature in the Moving Minds Benefit Concert on Monday, November 7th at Terminal 5 in NYC. Also, holding it down will be fellow Brooklynite and vocal diva, Maya Azucena. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets on sale at www.transformamerica.org/tickets.


Montclair, NJ- Saturday, Nov 19th: Memorial Auditorium, Montclair State University @ 6pm

I'm bringing the soooouuulll to the "Rock and Soul Concert," a two part concert that crosses genres.

The first part of the concert consists of the jamming rock bands Those Mockingbirds and Black Water. For the second show we will bring you soul, R&B and hip-hop by Jesse Idol, J Mello, and yours truly. I'll be performing some new music, so you can't miss this!

Tickets for the Rock Show are $15, the Soul Show are $15 and tickets for both are $22.50. Purchase them here: http://rockandsoulconcert.eventbrite.com


As always keep checking www.shanellegabriel.com and www.twitter.com/ShanelleG for newness and updates!


Much love,


NaPoWriMo: 4/7/10- "Easter Resurrection" (R.I.P. Michael Muchiaki & Nia Haqq) by Shanelle Gabriel

The eastern star frowned
Irony covers the moon you two moved under
Not yet joined together
Man put your union asunder
Their hunger unfilled
They decided to your life was worth the taking
Anti-theft on the car
So your existance had to do
This another tale
Of wedding bells
A death untimely
Smiles of your memory
Accompanied by tears till eyes are empty
You are now a Pharoah to be ressurected
Your Queen next to you
Handsome groom
The blushing bride
Blood stained cheeks
Deserving more than a Honda for a tomb
In this season
Amidst this Earthly celebration of Michael's revival
Heaven cries
This is the day our Michael died
Jesus was raised in 3 days
Three people took two away
Two who will never become one
On this first day of the Sun
Wearing Sunday's best
We celebrate Christ's life
While mourning Michael and Nia's death
Chasing away hate
Arguing with breath
Fighting to find the purpose of losing Nia
Visualize her candied smile
Thinking "Who is like Michael?"
His laugh fills the room
As my whys place my God on trial
He answers
I hear him
My friends
They tell me
The dead don't wish us to die with them
But wish us to do the best
With the new day that they were not given
Remind us this world is temporary
What's several decades to an eternity in Heaven?
He spent years counting seven
Now they are two more jewels in God's crown
Praying one day I'll see you both again
Arrayed in white robes
No longer a tux or wedding gown.


R.I.P. Michael Muchiaki and Nia Haqq

The two were killed in a botched car jacking in Jersey City, NJ while parking their car after getting back from their engagement party on Easter Morning. While I met Nia once or twice, I considered Mike a friend of mine. He was my fraternity brother from the Iota Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc (a frequent joke between us cause I'm from the Iota Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc). Nia with her beautiful smile & outgoing nature and Mike, a wonderful guy with a great sense of humor & sincerity, will both be deeply missed. I pray for justice and peace for the family and friends of these two children of God.