Mentor Interview

Topics: Music, Singing, Musician Pages: 3 (934 words) Published: March 22, 2012
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MENTOR INTERVIEW
Ashley Asigbey
CPS 2500 • February 25, 2012
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When it comes to my career path I have always wanted to work with children but as I got older I developed a great passion for music. Music has always been around me, my dad was a big music buff. Since my father’s passing I feel like I have a special connection to him when I sing and listen to music. I’ve always been shy when it came to singing in front of an audience until I began going to Bethune-Cookman University. While I was enrolled there I joined a band and was singing in a local lounge every weekend and I loved it! Once I moved back home and enrolled in Georgia State I felt it was time to break out of my shell and truly begin to perform.

In 2009 I was at Erykah Badu concert in Atlanta, Ga. The opening act for her was an artist by the name of RAHBI, he was amazing. His vocal range and performance was out of this world, I had to meet him. Once the concert was over he was in the lobby doing a meet and greet while selling a few of his cd’s. When the crowd finally left I was able to make my move to meet him and ask a couple of questions. I told him how much I enjoyed his show and told him about what I wanted to do in the music industry, he gave me a little of advice and told me to add him on Facebook. I added him and he began inviting me to all of his performances.

A year later I was singing back-up for a local artist in this production and RAHBI happened to be in the show as well. Practicing for this production allowed me to truly connect with RAHBI and develop a friendship. This was his first time hearing me sing and he loved my voice. It was his admiration that gave me the assurance in my voice that I needed. During that time he began From that point on RAHBI became my musical mentor.

I began my interview with the question “ Did you always know you would have a career in music?”. Rahbi has been singing since he was three which...
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