Carla Marie Williams Scouts Female Talent in Jamaica

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British songwriter and singer Carla Marie Williams, whose parents hail from Jamaica, and who has worked with singers such as Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and Mariah Carey, was recently in Jamaica scouting for talent to expand her “Girls I Rate” initiative, a project to help empower women in the male-dominated music industry. Shereita Grizzle (Jamaica Gleaner) reports:

[Girls I Rate] is a campaign Williams started in 2015 to help empower and support women in a male-dominated music industry. Professing her love for Jamaica and the music industry, the experienced songwriter told The Sunday Gleaner that she chose Jamaica as a good starting point for her expansion, as Jamaica’s music has made its mark on the international market and she believes the local entertainers, particularly the females, have a far stronger mark to make with the right support.

“I’ve been in the music business as a songwriter for over 10 years. I was mainly in the UK, but in the last few years, I have been working on crossing over, and I’ve worked with people like BeyoncÈ and Mariah Carey, but in the last year, I’ve been trying to set up in Jamaica and work with a few Jamaican artistes,” she said. “I’m just trying to build. I wanna look out for the female artistes in Jamaica, especially because we have a lot of male artistes and I always think to myself, where are all the females? I want to engage with a few more females to make their presence more established.”

Williams explained that with her expertise, she could have chosen any country to jump-start her expansion, but says Jamaica has a special place in her heart.

“I love Jamaica, my parents are Jamaican, and I love the culture and music and just want to give back,” she explained. “I feel at home when I’m here. I grew up listening to reggae and revival music and I just want to help nurture the music here.”

For original article, see http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20170730/british-songwriter-singer-scout-local-female-talent

Photo above from http://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/10-questions-songwriter-carla-marie-williams; also see https://www.vibe.com/2016/05/carla-marie-williams-interview-beyonce-lemonade/

Carla Marie Williams Scouts Female Talent in Jamaica

British songwriter and singer Carla Marie Williams, whose parents hail from Jamaica, and who has worked with singers such as Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and Mariah Carey, was recently in Jamaica scouting for talent to expand her “Girls I Rate” initiative, a project to help empower women in the male-dominated music industry. Shereita Grizzle (Jamaica Gleaner) reports:

[Girls I Rate] is a campaign Williams started in 2015 to help empower and support women in a male-dominated music industry. Professing her love for Jamaica and the music industry, the experienced songwriter told The Sunday Gleaner that she chose Jamaica as a good starting point for her expansion, as Jamaica’s music has made its mark on the international market and she believes the local entertainers, particularly the females, have a far stronger mark to make with the right support.

“I’ve been in the music business as a songwriter for over 10 years. I was mainly in the UK, but in the last few years, I have been working on crossing over, and I’ve worked with people like BeyoncÈ and Mariah Carey, but in the last year, I’ve been trying to set up in Jamaica and work with a few Jamaican artistes,” she said. “I’m just trying to build. I wanna look out for the female artistes in Jamaica, especially because we have a lot of male artistes and I always think to myself, where are all the females? I want to engage with a few more females to make their presence more established.”

Williams explained that with her expertise, she could have chosen any country to jump-start her expansion, but says Jamaica has a special place in her heart.

“I love Jamaica, my parents are Jamaican, and I love the culture and music and just want to give back,” she explained. “I feel at home when I’m here. I grew up listening to reggae and revival music and I just want to help nurture the music here.”

For original article, see http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20170730/british-songwriter-singer-scout-local-female-talent

Photo above from http://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/10-questions-songwriter-carla-marie-williams; also see https://www.vibe.com/2016/05/carla-marie-williams-interview-beyonce-lemonade/

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