The Woman Behind the Guitar… Rockin Rebel Bibi
She’s playing badder then any male out! A rebel in her own right; daring, but also humble, and sweet;
As she gets in the cab going to Time Square to rehurse her show with Beyonce for the up and coming Mrs.Carter tour, Bibi chats with “Style Me” and reveals the woman behing the Guitar. She does what so many wish they could do, live her dream. Upon meeting BiBi I discovered she is not all about music, she’s also about her Yoga. Not only is she a certified Yoga instructor she acually owns her own studio.
Q: What part dose your yoga play in your everyday life? What does it do for you?
Well before I was teaching yoga, I started practicing yoga in 1998 and it just started to clear out a lot of stagnant energy, and after doing yoga it was just allowed to flow. I felt lighter, and clearer I had more energy and my body was in better shape. I was more flexible all the benefits, I started for the spiritual and health benefits and just feel in love with it; it’s actually one of my main passions right now!
For more information on BiBi and her Yoga business click the link: http://www.yogabibi.com/#
Q: Who have you worked with besides Beyoncé?
The first artist I worked with was Pink! Back in 2001, after Pink, I worked with Paulina Rubio, after that I work for 3 years with a band from Chile’ called La Ley (Also Grammy award winners) and besides that I worked with a dozen different artists on award shows and in the studio.
Q: How has your style and likeability worked in your favor? Examples!
I might not be the right person to ask that question, my look is just who I am, I know some people are different. In the beginning it was never popular; I was tired of spending tones of money and spending my entire Saturday at the hair shop, so I just said; forget it! I’m going natural; I didn’t know the minute I walked outside people where going to say “my god your hair is “AWESOME!” I defiantly think my likeability has to do with the whole package. Everything is a living being, everything is energy, if you’ve got charisma and you’re positive, and if you’re good at your craft, I think all those things fit together in a package that make people want to be around you. My style is who I am and it’s a part of a whole package and I thank God for that!
Q: How did you feel on stage at the super bowl? Did you get lost in it?
Yes that’s the perfect way to describe it, whenever I’m up there playing music on stage and the looking at the audience… I know that I’m a channel; I’m a channel to channel energy from somewhere else, I’m an open vessel. When I’m up there, you kind of have to get out of your own way. You have to lose yourself in order to let the energy work through you. I so completely lost in that moment, I’m not really thinking of anything. When I stand back and watch I think WOW! I’m just as blown away as anyone else. I think to myself “that’s pretty cool!”
Q: As a working musician describe getting a big break? Describe the feeling!
Honestly, it was instant gratitude, I worked so hard all of my life and I am still working extremely hard… You know a lot of people will tell you how great you are and how you should really be making it, yet they won’t give you a job! I got passed up a lot of times by people who just wanted to pick their favorite people. Their favorite guys from “The boys club” all the guys on the A-List touring list; so when I gotten my opportunity I almost didn’t believe it! When I walked off that plane and met Pink, I was like “Oh my God! This is really happening, my heart just exploded with gratefulness.”
Q: Defining statement!
You know what I think this statement is the truth for everyone, I am! I about more than playing music and touring with A-list artists, icons, and ledges, I am that I am! We are all connected, we are all one, and we must all work together, in harmony, and be loved… I am! There’s nothing else.
Final words to readers! A couple things! Be authentic, be true, be real, it’s too many people pretending to be something they’re not, pretending to be somebody else, and pretending to be doing things they’re not. No bodies perfect we all fall down some times. Follow your heart, and choose love over fear, fear keeps us from the things we want. We were brought on this earth to follow love, and follow our passions which resides in our heart.