The Big Birmingham event!
I can honestly say, with first-hand experience that Birmingham has got talent, if like me you were in the city centre on Saturday the 1st September 2011 you would have seen a huge crowd built up outside the pavilions shopping centre just past the bullring.
I recently interviewed Shireen Thomas (Entertainer/Event Director), Samuel Mcpherson (Entertainer/Rapper) and a small handful of the Birmingham Christian Centre group, who gave me VIP access to watching them perform.
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The event had a great starting build up and was well presented by a wide range of the performer’s, I had to admit Samuel Mcpherson kept me entertained with his wise cracks, funny annotations and punch lines that had the crowd crying with laughter.
I personally was not expecting the level of entertainment I saw!, I watched the performer’s practicing a few weeks before the events and though they was amazing, their level of skill in the last few weeks must have sky rocketed for the day of the event! They completely blew it out the water.
I would have paid for the level of entertainment the group provided. The starting scene had the whole group dancing to Jai ho – Slum dog Millionaire sound track, I found this entertaining as it set the mood and had the crowd bouncing.
The amount of people that was flooding the area to see what was going on was unreal and because of the large crowd the young group nearly got shut down as it completely stopped access to the pavilions shopping centre.
The group was on fire and so was the crowd! the atmosphere from passers-by was entertaining in itself, I heard everything from “OMG!! Check out them moves” To “Blap! Blap! Blap!”
I made sure I got front row seats (I was standing, but you get the idea) I watched a wide range of Mc’s/Rappers preform including Samuel Mcpherson who I have to admit has a captivating flow, his punch lines where solid and his metaphor’s was entertaining, he even broke down the chorus for people that found it hard to follow like myself, come on what rapper/performer do you know that will explain the meanings of his song to a crowd and keep them entertained?! By the second verse the crowd learned the chorus and was chanting it like a football song!
I almost forgot to mention the performance that kept me entertained, it was two young male actors miming the actions to a rap song about good and evil, this was really cool and a very big crowd pleaser!
I was also completely taken by two female performer’s, who performed a ballet/preforming arts style dance, this was very tranquil and shocking at the same time as they started running towards the crowd, One of the females ran straight towards me making eye contact and I can honestly say I couldn’t move.
I loved the way whole Birmingham Christian Centre got the crowd involved it made the event feel that little bit more personal.
To breaking a leg or should I say a body part, the urban/ URBRUM art of dancing came into play and I saw moves that was breath taking! How on earth do you make your arm pop? Not just your arm but your whole body? I don’t know myself but it looked cool. I got to see everything from body popping, Robot; to on your head, break dancing I would like to mention at this point the crowd was so big all I could see was floating legs!
The Lady in the mask!
The boys have got competition! The masked female was FREAKING awesome she was so entertaining, her style of dance was like a French mime body popping to music but with a massive twist, from the moment she put the mask on the crowd was like: ok this is going to be good! The level of cheers was completely crazy! And it hasn’t even started yet! I can only describe her moves as slow body popping action which mimed the lyrics of the song!
Like I said it has a twist she performed movements that I have to describe as decrepited and shocking while holding poses that would make your muscles throb! She was well worth watching and opened my eyes to new styles of dance.
Just before finishing the event the group held an open dance floor for everyone to join in, members of the public jumped in and showed everyone what they had! Before you knew it three members of the public jumped in with some amazing break dancing moves it was like watching a urban dance battle.
I would like to thank Shireen Thomas and team for letting URBRUM know about the event.
Samuel Mcpherson (Entertainer/Rapper), Jordan Thomas (Dancer, Preforming Artist), Shireen Thomas (Entertainer/Event Director) , Edy Samuels (Dancer), Mickyle Lammy (Dancer), Richella Mcpherson (Dancer), Johnson Gedi (Dancer), Melissa Williams (Dancer), Michaella Mchlegan (Dancer), Nyime Nwator (Singer), Nelson Nisheng (Rapper) and more.
Please read the article “Birmingham’s got talent!” to learn more about the build up to the event.
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