Monday, July 21, 2008


Photos by Ma'atology. Center Pic by Katherine Bish CENTER PIC: YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins and Promoter Elson "Tre" Williams in cool mode at Cafe Soul.

LEFT: Ms. Racquel and Marla Roach were handling the hundreds of patrons who came through. BELOW: Cafe Soul co-creator/host Coco Soul handlin some biz with STL rapper Black Spade

LEFT: DJ Needles was handlin the mood music.

RIGHT: STL painter CBABI Bayoc was "easelin" with the colors.


Coco Soul welcomed all who attended. The event also was a b-day celebration for the STL singer.

Coco brought up her mother on stage.

Her mother, Mama Soul (LOL) thanked the crowd for comin as well as gave her blessings to her daughter and the event.

The house band consisted of guitarist Wildmann and horn man Lamar Harris

The house band

Coco breakin it down with a Rufus' "Do You Love what You Feel" and Stevie's "All I Do."

STL singer/keyboardist TeresaJenee in the crowd enjoyin the show.

And so was Silky Sol, who was one of the scheduled performers at the STL star studded event. Oh and thanks for buying Ma'at that b-day drink!

Silky and background singers including CJ Conrad (right)

The first performer was East St. Louis poet Abby doing the poem, "We Connect.".

Next up were members of Elements of Soul

Elements of Soul performed Mint Condition's "Pretty Brown Eyes."

Elemnets of Soul along with Coco Soul and background singer on the side of stage.

Wildmann got on the mike to perform

Any donations?......CJ Conrad walkin through the crowd.

Before her performance, Silky gave gifts to Coco Soul (a huge pen to sign autographs with) and her sister.

Silky was at her energetic self. She made a provocative comment about how we need to supprt each other and that black folk stopped doin Black Planet these days.

Silky and Coco in soul motion during Silky's rendition of Aretha's "Rock Steady." They got the crowd jammin ut their seats!

And leg motion!

The crowd seemed to enjoy what they saw!

After intermission, Coco changed outfits.

Some of the STL stars who came to support were singer/musician Mr. Ed and concert promoter/Suite Soul Spot creator Vanita Applebum posed with Hernon.

Bradd Young brought it on stage with James Brown's "Sex Machine." We are lovin the retro pants, too!. LOL

The crowd watching Young on stage.

A touching moment of the show occurred when Son of Starchild's Steve Moore got on stage to eprform, Funkadelic's "Give Up the funk." as Coco and Silky look on.

Lamar Harris on the horn.

Harris and Herndon .

Majic 104.9 personality Selena J shared a poem.

We were feelin the dress and pants--classy Lauryn Hilleque vibe .

Moore and photographer Marvin Glenn.

Best of the STL personality Gilberto Pinella and America's Center PR's Rebecca Rodgers.

Pinella and Rodgers in converstaion during intermission.

A Family Affair. Elson "Tre" Williams and his Dad Elson Williams Jr. at the event.

Curtis "Hollabackboi" Smith and STL singer Aloha. Smith was celebrating his b-day weekend. Aloha performed at Cafe Soul.

A couple gettin their party on.

More Family Affair. Marla Roach and her niece, broadcast journalist Nicci Roach.

Chi-T, Tabatha, Ken Joshway (thanks for buying Ma'at a drank.) and Mathias Anthony

The crowd from a high-angle from the balcony.

Some of the crowd on the floor area (Soul Stylz' Jamie Spencer muggin the cam?).

The bar area.

More crowd from a high shot.
Other STL stars who came through were Jada Avenue (who also performed), Something Blue's Larry Blue, STL producer James Glasco, FREE TIME's Darryl Gillespie, SYGU's Darryl Gillespie and Rhashad Whittier (Hope you found your phone), Tony Scott Show producer Arrika Parr, 1st Friday's Fred Finley, East St. Louis choreographer Keith Tyrone, actor Chuck Flowers (What wassup with the fishnet shirt bruh? LOL) , So Diverse' Lisa Rodgers, singer Lisa Payne, David Blair, and Mr. Mark to name a few.

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