Kim Kelly sings to em­power women

The Star (Jamaica) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

With the re­cent in­ci­dents of vi­o­lence against women in Ja­maica, reg­gae/dance­hall artiste Kim Kelly has de­cided to join a per­for­mance-driven move­ment to em­power women.

The per­for­mances will take place at sev­eral venues over the Caribbean, with Kelly’s first ap­pear­ance be­ing in Guyana.

“Mu­sic is a pow­er­ful tool and if used cor­rectly, the re­sults can be mind-blow­ing. I am ex­cited that the or­gan­is­ers de­cided to add me to this move­ment, not only be­cause I will get to share my mu­sic with an­other fan base out­side of Canada and Ja­maica, but it is a duty of mine as a woman to make my voice heard, since this is­sue has plagued us from as long as time has ex­isted. There will be other fe­male artistes on the line-up from Toronto, and we are all buzzing with an­tic­i­pa­tion,” Kim Kelly said.

The artiste also re­vealed that she has en­dured neg­a­tive ex­pe­ri­ences in the mu­sic in­dus­try due to her gen­der, there­fore she is em­pathic to ev­ery woman fac­ing sim­i­lar chal­lenges.

“I have also learnt at first hand of the strug­gle women face in their quest for equal­ity and to be seen as more than just ob­jects of plea­sure. We are spir­i­tual be­ings and the hub of cre­ation. So if we want to have a bet­ter fu­ture, we have to make sure that women are fully taken care off,” she said.

Kim Kelly is also pro­mot­ing a new record, Se­cret Love, pro­duced by Papi Don Muziq. Her dance­hall project Proper Fix has also been re­ceiv­ing reg­u­lar ro­ta­tion on ra­dio sta­tions glob­ally.

Kim Kelly

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