Kimmy Gold strengthens Black Woman’s Glory
Black Woman’s Glory, the 2020 debut album from Kimmy Gold, will be re-released this summer by Swiss company Duke Productions and Firstborn Management, the Kingston-based company that manages the singer/musician.
The artiste told the Jamaica Observer that there are minor changes to the album which will be re-packaged and also released on vinyl.
“The changes made were only with the title track, where every instrumental stem was remixed. Other sounds and instruments have been added as well,” Gold said.
Black Woman’s Glory was initially released in April 2020. It has 10 songs, including dub versions of the title song, Rhythm of Life and Let my People Go.
Yves Ducrey, head of Duke Productions, said because the album’s release coincided with the emergence of COVID-19, his company was unable to properly market it during the pandemic.
In May, Gold performed songs from the set in a well-received show at Pon Top Seafood Bar and Grill in Kingston.
She hopes it was the start of things to come.
“I am looking forward to more live shows. Live events give me the opportunity to connect with fans and cater for the needs of the people with a direct delivery of the magical qualities music has to offer. I feel good knowing my mission and destiny is in full effect during these times,” she said.
Kimmy Gold, who plays keyboard, has been an active musician since age 15 when she played in north coast hotels. She later toured Europe with the Uprising Roots Band and has released several songs including Bread And Butter, Can’t be Ungrateful to Reggae Music, and In This Time.
While trying to establish herself as an artiste, she teaches music at Tarrant High School, a job she says is just as fulfilling as recording songs and performing on stage.
“I strive to be an example to the students as a successful singer and musician, allowing them to see the possibilities that can be attained from learning music,” she stated.
â€” Howard Campbell