Cream of the Coffeehouse

By Jaclyn Freese
February 6, 2003

Swiss men cannot dance.

This, among many other things, came from the mouths of singer Chinua Hawk and his Swiss minstrel Michel Kuntz at Cabrini’s Coffeehouse, held on Wednesday Jan. 29, in the Wig Wam by the Campus Activities Programming Board.

Hawk, who has worked with Celine Dion and Wyclef Jean and is known for his poetic lyrics, exchanged jabs with Kuntz all night in front of an audience of close to 90 Cabrini students.

“Michel is addicted to Starbucks coffee,” Hawk said. “He is going to rehab next week.”

The night was not all fun and games, though. Hawk sang songs about falling in and out of love, growing up too fast and about the current situation about the possibility of going to war. “I am not a political person,” Hawk said. “But, everyone needs to put their two cents in.”

Hawk ended his set with a song called “Raven Wings.” When he asked if the crowd wanted one more song, his answer came in the form of thunderous applause.

“Chinua was really good,” freshman Colleen Bowman said. “He was absolutely amazing.”

“Tonight was fantastic,” Hawk’s road manager Randy Townsend said. “I think a lot of students relate to his lyrics.”

The Coffeehouse also featured Cabrini students on stage playing guitar, singing and reciting original works of poetry.

“I did not know a Coffeehouse could be so much fun,” junior poetry performer Jeff Sy said.

The Coffeehouse series was thought up by the members of the CAP Board. CAP Board President, senior John Verdi, said the Board wanted to give the students another alternative to Cabrini dances.

“This gives Cabrini students a chance to show off their talents,” Verdi said. “It is going to be the next big thing.”

Even the Coffeehouse’s main attraction seemed to be surprised about the turnout. “I had the best time,” Hawk said. “I did not know there was going to be so many people. The crowd was amazing.”

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