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Helen Tara Hughes – Poetry, Fiction, Film, Phantasms

Anthony Hamilton – SOUL man

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Sept 15th, The Guvernment

Michael Schultz took me to see Anthony Hamilton, an artist who is part of the \”New Soul\” movement. He sang with such ease, it was like his voice was coming from the air around him. He was so centred, honest, deeply connected to what he had to sing about – Mike said it best when he burst out \”He\’s really feelin\’ it!\”. His back up singers were like family, they were all having so much fun together when they weren\’t wailin\’ with a holy gospel fervour that drove me to raise one hand and hold it, palm out, towards them – \”yes, yes, talk to me, tell it brutha SOUL!\”

There is nothing more inspiring than to witness a person doing what they love more than anything in the world – they were all just LOVIN being up there -

and sistah, out there in the crush of warm bodies and soft-kneed groovin\’ peeple, i gotta say
I could FEEL the love.

And that\’s what it\’s all about.

Thanks mike!

Author: smallboy

Helen Tara Hughes is a writer, producer and actor. An award-winning theatre performer, she cut her teeth in classical and new work at major theatres across Canada, including the Stratford Festival. Her first taste of documentary work – a POV radio documentary for CBC’s ‘Outfront’ – gave her the documentary bug, and in 2009 she transitioned into Producing with the feature documentary, Goodness in Rwanda. As a writer, she has been published by Backofthebook.ca, Eros Digest, and TWISI, and has a book of short stories that will be published in the fall of 2012. As a filmmaker, she creates short films based on poetic writing. She moonlights as an Asst Producer and Coordinator for documentary, factual, and independent films, and is developing a slate of her own media projects for 2013.

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  1. well done hughes. just like i remember it. i was feelin’ it too. we’ll do it again sometime

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