Post independent Jamaica celebrates 50th Anniversary; KC Jockey’s Single “A Better Jamaica” Being Considered As Theme Song
June 27, 2012
The inside news and word on the streets is that socially conscious reggae/pop/soul/urban artist KC Jockey’s single “A Better Jamaica” is being considered as the theme song for Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary as an independent nation. The single, which was released December 23, 2011, is available at KC Jockey’s website as a free download or through major online retailers iTunes or Amazon.com.
KC Jockey said, “Jamaica is my homeland. It's a beautiful place where people from other countries come to relax and enjoy the exquisiteness of it in every sense. It's time now for Jamaicans to be able to embrace each other as the brothers and sisters that we are, and enjoy the country for ourselves, without fear, pain, or violence. We, as a people, will overcome our present circumstances, and will be better for it in the end. That is the Jamaica that I know and love.”
Though Jamaica gained independence from the British on August 6, 1962 and has been a free nation ever since, the magnitude of the historic occasion is not lost on Jamaicans, who are celebrating it with numerous events of every kind from August 1st - 6th. The official 50th Anniversary celebration will be held under the proud and loving guidance of Portia Simpson, Jamaica’s 7th Prime Minister, who was installed for the 2nd time on January 5, 2012.
Though KC Jockey isn’t slated to finish his projects overseas at this time, he will definitely be in his homeland to revel with his fellow countrymen. He said, “I will be there mingling, spreading good musical messages, and just “Livinin Love.” But I’ll also be shooting a new video for “A Better Jamaica,” and doing my part to help bring all Jamaicans together the way it used to be, and the way it will be once again.”
KC Jockey's “A Better Jamaica” is a smooth groove of a song that has depth and meaning. The mid-tempo reggae single is infused with a just a hint of R&B and soul, and bursting with the hope for a new day in KC Jockey's much loved homeland of Jamaica, one without violence, poverty, and hunger. “A Better Jamaica” is a very likeable song which fulfills its purpose of fueling oneness, peace, and love for and between all Jamaicans. KC Jockey has a wonderful voice that greatly accentuates the message of “A Better Jamaica,” which is both musically and lyrically strong.
Delivering another solid record reflecting a topic near and dear to his heart – domestic violence – KC Jockey’s single “Girl You’re Free,” ranked in the top 40 of Top 40 Charts.com’s R&B charts on May 22, 2012. The song also took the top spot on WXAC 91.3's Urban - Reggae Charts for the week ending September 25, 2011 and has been quite popular with domestic violence advocacy groups. KC Jockey attributes the success of the track to his unique style of combining pop, R&B, and reggae with a topic that will have meaning and relevance for a lifetime. "The music I make is timeless and significant. It's deep, and when you have a good sound and a good message, people are drawn to it."
See the snippet/semi pictorial video for “A Better Jamaica” on YouTube, before KC Jockey shoots the final version of the video this month, or download the track at www.kcjockey.com.
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