THE K.JOY "I AM WOMAN" WCN CHARITY REMIX PROJECT

THE K.JOY "I AM WOMAN" WCN CHARITY REMIX PROJECT

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The K.Joy "I Am Woman" Charity Remix Project is an EP collaboration with 8 female vocalists, created in memory of K.Joy & Raiyn's God-sister, Lisa Byers, who passed from cancer. By donating project profits to the Women's Cancer Network, we hope to help women worldwide fight all gynecologic cancers.

Biography


"I AM WOMAN" DESIGNATION FUND HONOREE LIST:

1. LISA BYERS
2. JACKIE SALTER
3. ROBBIE GUNN
4. DORIS SANTIAGO
5. SHIRLEY TEMPLE
6. IDA WARD
7. ANA GARCIA
8. ELMETRICA NELSON
9. JUNE LANG
10. LYDIA WILLIAMS
11. LYNN FERREIRA
12. ALISON MORTON
13. MILDRED JACKSON
14. OLIVIA YOUNG
15. REBECCA ANN COLEMAN
16. DEBBIE BARNETT SMITH
17. BETTY L. ARMSTRONG
18. MARCIA WASHINGTON
19. ARVELLA CAROLYN CARTER
20. AMANDA J. BASKINS
21. HAZEL MARIE TAYLOR
22. DORETHA H. BROWNFIELD
23. OLLIE BONNER
24. ETHIOPIA PTAH
25. AMANDA REED
26. CAROLINE RAMSAY
27. GERTRUDE EUBANKS
28. RENEE' ASHMORE
29. AMBROSIA GAINOUS
30. BRENDA HARRELL
31. BARBARA JOHNSON
32. BARBARA SMITH
33. YVONNE WALKER
34. BLANCA ESTHER MIRANDA-PEREIRA
35. YVONNE RODRIGUEZ
36. LEE ABAZAR

PLEASE HONOR ANY WOMEN YOU KNOW WHO HAVE EVER HAD CANCER: K.Joy is encouraging other family members, friends, musicians, entertainment industry colleagues, fans and all who share her story to add a name in honor or memory of a woman who is currently battling, who triumphed over, or who has lost her battle to ANY FORM OF CANCER.

THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF NAMES THAT CAN BE SUBMITTED BY ANY ONE PERSON!!

PLEASE EMAIL THE FULL NAME TO: kjoy.iamwoman@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

DUE TO UNFORESEEABLE TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH THE DONATION PROCESS, THE METHODS OF DONATION HAD TO BE CHANGED COMPLETELY TO REFLECT WHAT IS CURRENTLY IN PLACE BELOW. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY CONFUSION OR DIFFICULTIES SURROUNDING DONATING THAT THIS DELAYED REVISION HAS CAUSED, AND WE SINCERELY HOPE THAT THIS WILL NOT DETER YOU FROM ATTEMPTING TO DONATE IN THE FUTURE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND PARTICIPATION!

DONATION STATISTICS: Total Money Raised as of 10/5/09 - $458.43

PROJECT RELEASE DATE:

JULY 20, 2009 (LISA BYERS' BIRTHDAY)

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

ORIGIN OF "I AM WOMAN" -

Cyberjamz Records' & K.Joy's "I Am Woman" Charity Remix Project, featuring Collective Men & Women United for the Women's Cancer Network, was born out of K.Joy's original unreleased Cyberjamz EP entitled "I Am Woman", featuring her younger sister Raiyn. The original song was written about their mother, Beverly C. Calloway, for a milestone birthday. K.Joy wanted to write a song where every word personified the essence of her mother's strength, perseverance, and overall...her completely phenomenal existence as a woman. Yet, she did not want the song to be so personal that it referred to only her mother, despite her mother being the subject of the lyrics. So, the solution became to create a song that was specific in describing character and quality, while general and powerful enough for ANY WOMAN to be able to relate and embrace the totality of the track. Because it was a birthday gift from child to mother, it only made sense to include her mother's only other child, her sister Raiyn (whose birth name is Mary C. Calloway), and make it a joint gift. What a stunning idea! Raiyn's hypnotically smooth and youthful voice coupled with the mature, soothing vocals of K.Joy's, over Chazz' mesmerizing South African Big Room sound, was EXACTLY what the track needed to make it the next sure-fire anthem for women all over the world!

CREATION OF CHARITY PROJECT TO HONOR LISA BYERS -

Later, K.Joy wanted to somehow honor the memory of their late God-sister, Lisa Byers, who passed away from cancer 4 days before Christmas in 2006 at the age of only 41. To K.Joy, it seemed fitting that a proper way to honor Lisa and the struggle with cancer (which she valiantly and gracefully fought without complaint), would be to dedicate a song to Lisa by giving all of the song's profits to a women's cancer charity. She came up with the idea to add a third verse, which spoke to the strength her God-sister displayed in the face of pain, suffering and death, to the song originally dedicated to her mother. This made more sense than starting all over and writing a completely new song where the entire content was about a topic that is somber in nature, which could have resulted in more of a tearjerker instead of the uplifting anthem that we have today. Although the cancer which snatched Lisa from her loved ones began with breast cancer several years previous to her death, and ended with a different form of cancer, K.Joy wanted to donate the revenue from the remix to a charity that focused on women and the cancers that target their sex (i.e. gynecologic cancers). In her research, ironically she found a charity that not only did exactly that, but also happened to be based out of Chicago, where she and Lisa were both from! Once the Women's Cancer Network of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation was picked and they approved, the combined effort began with Soul Oasis (owner of Cyberjamz Re

Lyrics

I AM WOMAN CHARITY REMIX PROJECT

Written By: NIA S ADERO (AKA K.JOY)

THE K.JOY “I AM WOMAN” CHARITY REMIX PROJECT featuring COLLECTIVE MEN & WOMEN UNITED FOR THE WOMEN’S CANCER NETWORK)
(9/08-K.JOY)

I AM WOMAN, I AM WOMAN

VERSE 1:

SHE’S A QUEEN IN HER OWN RIGHT
PAID HER DUES WITH A GOOD FIGHT (GOOD FIGHT)
MARCHED ALONE TO HER OWN BEAT (BEAT)
NEVER GAVE IN TO DEFEAT
IN HER MIND…
SHE WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO CARRY ON
THOUGH THE RAIN NEVER STOPPED (STOPPED)
HER FAITH NEVER DROPPED (DROPPED)
SHE CONQUERED IT ALL (ALL)
NOT ONCE DID SHE FALL (FALL)
SHE MADE HER OWN WAY (WAY)
EVERYDAY A NEW DAY (DAY)
WITH THE HILLS THAT SHE CLIMBED (CLIMBED)
NOT ONCE DID SHE FIND (FIND)
DESIRE TO EVER GIVE UP
CUZ IN HER MIND…
I AM WOMAN, WOMAN (I AM WOMAN)

HOOK:

I AM WOMAN (SO YOU CAN’T BREAK ME)
I AM WOMAN (NO ONE CAN SHAKE ME)
I AM WOMAN (NOTHIN CAN STOP ME)
I AM WOMAN (SO LEARN ABOUT ME)

BRIDGE:

I CREATE MY DESTINY
SO YOU CAN’T GET THE BEST OF ME
NOTHIN’ IS CONTROLLIN’ ME
AND YOU CAN’T GET A HOLD ON ME
CUZ I AM WOMAN
NOTHIN’S GONNA KNOCK ME DOWN
GOT NO TIME TO TURN AROUND
GOT MY FEET ON SOLID GROUND
FROM THE STRENGTH THAT I HAVE FOUND
I AM WOMAN

VERSE 2:

SHE’S A SAINT IN HER OWN RIGHT
FOR WORKIN’ HARD ALL OF HER LIFE
SHE’S SELF MADE IN EVERY WAY
CREATIN’ PATHS FOR BRIGHTER DAYS
IN HER MIND (MIND)…
THERE’S NO TIME (TIME) FOR SLOWING DOWN
THOUGH SHE MAY BE TIRED (TIRED)
SHE’LL PRESS THROUGH THE FIRE (FIRE)
EXAMPLE FOR ALL (ALL)
CUZ SHE’S STANDIN TALL (TALL)
SHE’S MAKIN HER WAY (WAY)
EVERYDAY A NEW DAY (DAY)
WITH GOD ON HER SIDE (SIDE)
SHE KNOWS SHE CAN FIND (FIND)
DESIRE (DESIRE) TO NEVER GIVE UP
CUZ IN HER MIND (MIND)…
I AM WOMAN, WOMAN (I AM WOMAN) (REPEAT TIL CHORUS)

REPEAT HOOK (WITH AD LIBS IN BACKGROUND)

REPEAT BRIDGE

VERSE 3:

SHE’S A ROCK INSIDE THE STORM
REGARDLESS OF WHAT’S GOIN ON
TO HER THE CUP’S NOT HALF EMPTY
FOR SHE PERCEIVES WHAT IT SHOULD BE
IN HER MIND…
SHE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH TO THE END
THOUGH HER BODY IS WEAK
HER RESOLVE IS UNIQUE
SHE BREAKS THROUGH THE WALL
AND SHE CONQUERS IT ALL
SHE’S FIGHTIN’ HER WAY
EVERYDAY THROUGH THE PAIN
WITH EYES ON THE PRIZE
NOT ONCE DOES SHE FIND
DESIRE TO EVER GIVE UP
IN HER MIND…
I AM WOMAN, WOMAN (I AM WOMAN)

HOOK (WITH AD LIBS IN BACKGROUND):

I AM WOMAN (SO YOU CAN’T BREAK ME)
I AM WOMAN (NO ONE CAN SHAKE ME)
I AM WOMAN (NOTHIN CAN STOP ME)
I AM WOMAN (SO LEARN ABOUT ME)

REPEAT HOOK 2X (WITH AD LIBS IN BACKGROUND)

DEDICATION (WITH AD LIBS IN BACKGROUND):

THIS SONG WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR MY MOTHER, BUT THIS REMIX WITH THE ADDED VERSE GOES OUT IN MEMORY OF MY LATE SISTER LISA BYERS, AND ALL THE OTHER WOMEN LIKE HER, WHO PRESS EVERYDAY DESPITE THE PAIN THAT CANCER HAS BROUGHT THEIR WAY. THEY ARE WOMAN; DAJAE IS WOMAN; MARTHA WASH IS WOMAN; LIBBY JONES IS WOMAN; MY SISTER, RAIYN, IS WOMAN; TRIZONNA MCCLENDON IS WOMAN; FLORA CRUZ IS WOMAN; SCREAMIN’ RACHAEL IS WOMAN; CAROLYN HARDING IS WOMAN; K.JOY IS WOMAN; I AM WOMAN!

I AM WOMAN, I AM WOMAN…I AM WOMAN, I AM WOMAN

Discography

Releases:

Soul Oasis pres: The K.Joy "I Am Woman" Charity Remix Project featuring Collective Men & Women United for the Women's Cancer Network (Incl. Chazz, Ricardo Miranda & Solid Noize Mixes)
(DIGITAL DOWNLOAD VIA TRAXSOURCE)
K.Joy #CJ0034 CYBERJAMZ RECORDS 2009

Set List

ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING VERSIONS FOR 1 TEN MIN SET, NOT TO EXCEED 1 SET TOTAL:

1. I AM WOMAN (WOMEN'S CANCER NETWORK CHAZZ ORIG REMIX)
2. I AM WOMAN (WOMEN'S CANCER NETWORK SOLID NOIZE RADIO REMIX)
3. I AM WOMAN (WOMEN'S CANCER NETWORK SOLID NOIZE REGGAE REMIX)
4. I AM WOMAN (WOMEN'S CANCER NETWORK SOLID NOIZE CYBER REMIX)
5. I AM WOMAN (WOMEN'S CANCER NETWORK RICARDO MIRANDA SURVIVORS REMIX)

BOOKING K.JOY & POSSIBLY 1 OR MORE OF THE FEATURED VOCALISTS: bookingkjoy@gmail.com