Jennifer Kamikazi has released a new song called ‘Black Skin’. Listen to it below.
Talking about the new track for Our Culture, the singer-songwriter explained: “The song was produced by one of those powerful females I grew up around. Her name is Tania Ilyashova. We started making the song before lockdown and had left it on the back burner. However, after the Black Lives Matter movement that soon followed, it felt right to release it as soon as possible due its message.”
She continued: “The song is about black beauty and was inspired by my childhood and growing up in a society with Eurocentric and toxic beauty standards. What makes this song special is that it was made by two friends whose backgrounds could not be any more different. Tania was born and raised in Latvia from the opposite side of the equator from me in Rwanda. This track has triggered numerous conversations between us, conversations which we believe many people should have. These conversations help to eliminate the false idea that racism is a black problem and for every member in society to work towards fighting all forms of discrimination.”
A portion of the proceeds from sales of the track will be donated to Barking and Dagenham Racial Equality Council, a local charity that helps support victims of racial abuse.
Last year, Jennifer Kamize issued her Wonder Wonder EP. Revisit our Artist Spotlight interview with the artist here.