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Kim Poole Music

Pikesville, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Pikesville, Maryland, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
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"From Poole, succour for family of missing Chibok girls"

MUSIC is more than just a sound; it’s beyond the beat and the lyrics you hear. Music is not about who’s singing or playing, it’s about the message being sung and the impact the song has on someone’s life. To a large extent, music has an amazing way of connecting with people.

In this regard, a Baltimore-base-American soul singer, Kim Poole, has arrived Nigeria to perform in a concert series themed Music for Change in which she hopes to highlight the social transformation power of music in women-led civil movements. Through the initiative, she seeks to encourage cross-cultural communication and mutual understanding by empowering women with her own personal theme song Super Lashes, which celebrates woman’s resilience and beauty.

“It is an idea that was birth out of the Super Lashes Africa tour, the name of my first single, which will be released September 30 worldwide. It is an up tempo 1960 Tina Turner, rock and roll song that has a positive message for women, empowering them, celebrating their beauty and resilience and I believe that Super Lashes can be a tool for change in Nigeria if women across Nigeria would listen to the song, adapt it as their own battle cry and their theme song.”

Part of the lyrics of the song goes thus: “my eyelashes have super powers and I can have whatever I want; one blink or two and the world can be ours. What do you want? Let me see you blink…”

In response to Nigeria’s political turmoil and civil unrest, which has led to the abduction of over 200 school girls by the Boko Haram terrorist sect, Poole said, “this is the time in this country where women need to mother this country back to what it should be. To take ownership of what is happening here in Nigeria and shape it, as they would do for a child of their own. We are talking about over two hundred missing girls, we are talking about election, we are talking about Ebola, but it seems that the news have forgotten our girls.”

According to Poole, there’s need to pull together resources to help bring back the missing girls.

“We need to mobilise as a community, as a family to do so. I’m doing this show in collaboration with Rotary Club of Ikeja, Country club of Lagos and Cullensong as music for change to raise funds, donations to give to the families of the abducted girls, who have exhausted all their resources and simultaneously used music to explore the importance of women’s education in nations development.”

On why she resolved to embark on her mission to Nigeria, she said, “I’m just a girl from Baltimore, USA, but I asked myself, ‘how can I help with what is happening here.’ I feel connected as an African American woman; I know that I have ancestry in Africa and I feel so connected to what happened to those girls. The only thing I have is my music and I said, ‘how can I use my music to bring back those girls,’ because hash tags wont do it. So, I decided I would do the Music for Change Concert. I’m not going to sit at home in my couch and air condition house and complain; I’m going to catch a flight to Nigeria and I’m going to do what I know how to do best.”

Through her music, Poole intends to encourage other artistes in Nigeria to use their music and art to help bring the missing girls and also play their role in building lasting peace in Nigeria.

“They need to help in conflict resolution and help unite our communities behind the causes that really matter, which is our family unit development.”

On how show plans to galvanize support for the concert, especially being a fresh face in the country, Poole noted that, “sometimes, I think we do fall asleep as a Nation because we become too comfortable in the place that we are, and we throw something into the mix that you have not heard. Because I’m new is a benefit, not a drawback; I see it as the difference. Right now, so much of the same thing is too much. When you do the same experiment, you get the same result and I feel that my sort of music with a message to Nigeria and the influence of African American is the way to go. My music will wake them up and do something new for a change,” she said.

The event, which holds today at Ziggy’s Place, Magodo Estate, starting from by 7pm, admission to the event is free.

“We don’t want it to be about class; soul music is a music for the elite. When you hear of Asa, you think of the crème de la crème, but my soul music is for everybody. For the people that have money, we want them to donate at the door of the venue to the Rotary Club of Ikeja, so that they can disseminate the funds to the families of adopted girls. The Rotary Club will be there on hand to collect the donations. The only accountability system we have is to have the families receiving the money to say ‘thank you.’ It wont be a public thing because we want to protect their privacy,” she said.

According to the artiste, the track record of the Rotary Club is clean and the club is full of people, who believe in peace building and conflict resolution.

“These are not people that need anybody’s money; they just want to see that the money gets to the right channel. I’m here with my hard earned money because I care about this issue, so if anyone cares about an issue, they will donate, they will believe in my music, my passion and vision because I’m not here for he money,” she concluded. - The Guardian


"KPOOLETUBEA"

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"KIM POOLE TALK LOUNGE"

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"Redemption Ritual in Accra, Ghana"

Ghana Tour -- Jah Kente International Presents "The Redemption Ritual: Inviting Ancestors to be Present" featuring the soul stirring Kim Poole Experience with special guest Rufus T. Stevenson. The venue is The W.E.B. DuBois Center, Accra, Ghana. Click image below to download a full-sized flyer: - Jah Kente International


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