While searching through YouTube for Jacques Brel clips, I stumbled across a talented, soulful singer called Susana Silva whose personal story provides a perfect link between my post on the passion of Brel with my story on having the tenacity to follow your lofty dreams no matter what others may say or think.
According to her website:
Susana arrived into London under tough circumstances. She had nothing but a bridge for a roof. Miraculously, the gift of a two string guitar, along with her extraordinary talent, saved her life. She began to perform on the South bank, which quickly built her a fan base and provided her with the funds to invest in better and better equipment (as well as a six string guitar). She has now found her home in this city, and is rapidly becoming a recognised name in the music scene.
Here is a young woman who followed dreams and passion for music, rose up from destitution and has since recorded and released two albums and is continuing to strengthen her career.
Here is her gripping, passionate reinterpretation of Brel’s Ne Me Quitte Pas:
And for those who thought this was a post about Morrissey…oh go on then, how can I resist?
Sing your life
Walk right up to the microphone
All the things you love
All the things that you loathe
© 2016 Occasional Dreams
In response to daily prompt: Lofty