Time For The Ultimate Definition!
We have now come to the six-month anniversary! This writer has been sharing information on the “Goddess” for the last half a year, and it is time to take a look back at how far this incredible woman has come. With all the amazing things that have been going on with the extremely talented, Marla Mase, and how her scope has been broadening left and right because of the much-deserved accolades she is finally receiving – I wanted to take a moment to look at what actually defines this woman.
When I first introduced Marla Mase to all of you, I was introducing her to myself, as well. The very first words I used to bring Marla Mase into our “world” was a definition and a story regarding the Hindu goddess that goes by the name of Kali. I explained how this ancient idol still appears in everyday life, and how Kali is still regarded as the ambassador of eternal energy, as well as being the icon that embraces time and change. In her most well-known form, Kali has four arms that each represent a different ‘role’ she plays in life. This was how I saw Marla Mase because she was – and is – not only a Mom and a successful businesswoman with her own career in the world of party event planning, but she is also a singer, songwriter, author of plays, poetess, and, well, just about everything else you can think of. It got to the point that if Marla Mase said she was going to medical and law school at the same time, I would absolutely believe it. She is that intelligent.
We all then had the great luck to get to know Marla Mase personally, as she found time in her schedule – which must have been impossible – to sit down and have an interview with all of us. We learned that this incredible woman grew up in a family of four in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She was the baby, and lived in a very stable, normal home. “Dad worked, Mom stayed home, and my brother and I did our ‘kid’ thing – you know, played sports, hung out with friends, took lessons (he played guitar and I played piano), went to school, etc.,” Marla said.
We went back to Canarsie with Marla Mase, as she told us a bit about her surroundings. “At that time (Canarsie) was pretty much comprised of Jewish and Italian people. That was it. A person of color could potentially encounter a very hard time if he walked down the wrong street in those days in Canarsie. Most people were fine, but there were those ‘tough’ guys…”.
Letting us in further, Marla Mase talked to us about her beginning: “When I was a teenager I was a “disco girl” – meaning I went out to teen discos, roller-palaces (roller skating discos), and then by the time I was fourteen/fifteen – I went to ‘eighteen and over’ discos. I always loved to dance, and still do.”
On we went through her amazing works. We talked many weeks about A Brief Night Out, and people jumped on board across the globe because they had literally NEVER heard something so fantastic, seductive, magical, entertaining (insert any favorite positive adjective here) as what Marla Mase brought to the stage. We spoke about her acting ability; the way she could get up on a stage and talk, sing, “draw” the audience into a world they not only never imagined, but never ever forgot.
We talked about her new CD – SPEAK – which has just been released to the world and…well…what’s there to say about perfection, besides the fact that it’s perfect? Marla’s new CD, SPEAK, has become its very own entity. Marla Mase, yet again, proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that you can NOT compare her to a singer, a songwriter, or any other individual walking the earth at this time – she is her own Goddess. The Goddess will be touring Florida in the very near future.
Recently, we have spoken about concerts, events – amazing places where Marla Mase has taken a stage and wowed the crowd. Time and time again, Marla Mase has had the ability to so completely monopolize and intrigue an audience that they become almost confused. All at once they want to scream the second she steps on that stage and opens her mouth to release not only music or tracks, but a story that no one will ever forget. But, at the same time, the audience finds themselves wanting to keep completely quiet so that they don’t miss a single breath, or note that Marla Mase utters. This is the anomaly. This is a woman who has been unexplainable. And no matter how open and uninhibited and giving Marla Mase is, I don’t believe the definition of this being is an easy one. The only words this writer can come up with to hit the nail as close to its head as possible, was found in Webster’s Dictionary.
Class: the best of its kind.
That’s the one. That’s the word that also fits Marla Mase to a tee. She is unassuming and purely honest. She hides nothing when she is behind that microphone, and has the ability and charm to “gift” her fans with everything that she holds within her soul. That is honest. That is perfection. And that, dear people, is pure and utter class.
This woman IS the best of her kind. The only unfortunate part for the world, however, is that her kind doesn’t seem to exist very much in our society. Honest, giving, smart, beyond talented, and someone who has something important to say but listens to others at the same time. Nonjudgmental and vocal – never standing down, but bringing the world to their feet and teaching each and every one of us that we can SPEAK, as well. All that equals class.
Yes, the charitable woman exists too. Recently, we told you about Harmony For Hunger, and the fact that Marla Mase is volunteering her time, talent, and stunning energy to help this organization.
And THIS bears repeating. Because this event is TOMORROW – and anyone who is not in NYC tomorrow, August 23rd, at “The Bitter End” (147 Bleecker Street, between Thompson and LaGuardia), will find themselves completely upset and overly jealous. Because at The Bitter End – New York City’s Oldest Rock Club – from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – an event will be presented titled, Satisfy Hunger.
1.2 million people will visit NYC food shelters this year, and the goal of Harmony for Hunger is to help fill this need. An all-day yogathon (a combination of music and yoga) is happening at various NYC yoga locations on August 23rd, with fun events occurring all over the City that day at Sonic Yoga, Sankalpah Yoga, Giving Tree, Will Duprey Yoga, and more! But tomorrow night, at The Bitter End, the concert of all concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m., with performers that will include Kylie Edmond, Cassandra Kubinski, and, the best of the best – Marla Mase!
Harmony for Hunger wants to raise at least $1000 and 100 lbs of food to feed NYC’s hungry thru City Harvest! City Harvest is the organization where YOUR donations will go, and has served New York City for more than twenty-five years. This is the City’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the City’s hungry men, women, and children. Music satisfies a certain “hunger” for many people, so combining these incredible volunteers with the stunning Marla Mase is like a recipe for celebration and accomplishment. This is an incredible opportunity to start “healing” all the things that are broken in this world, by showing everyone that the one thing that needs no repair is the fact that we love one another – we stand behind one another – and we are a huge support network made up of friends, family, and singers/songwriters like Marla Mase who wish to work with her colleagues in order to better the world.
In the end, I wanted to make sure that this retrospective was put together for Marla Mase, simply because of the time we’ve had together and the sparkling future that is to come. SPEAK is the best CD on the planet at this moment, and the world is becoming more and more aware of this incredible woman who is rising to the top of everyone’s game!
I, for one, am honored to know someone who is, most definitely, the “best of her kind!”
For Harmony For Hunger, Go To:
And! Get over to www.marlamase.com for SPEAK!
And! Remember! Marla Mase wants you to know that her fantastically talented producer and co-writer, Tomás Doncker’s upcoming CD, Power of the Trinity, will be released in September! Go to www.tomasdoncker.net for that amazing update!
Marla Mase SPEAKs! YOU and I need to listen! Let’s help our neighbors!
Until Next Time, Everybody.
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