New Barbadian addition to Pyramid Entertainment – KITORAH is both Richard Stoute Teen Talent & BMA Winner
by AirBourne / February 17th, 2009
Barbadian singer/ songwriterKITORAHis an energetic and captivating performer who remains grounded in the unswerving influence of her grandmother and her Christian faith.
From winning the coveted and keenly contested BarbadianRichard Stoute Teen Talent Award,KITORAH has become a specialist. Nonetheless, she also envisages a future career in acting, with a promise to assist in the development of younger artists. Her release,“From This Day On“, was written and produced by Barbadian Tony Hoyos.
To her credit,KITORAHhas toured Canada, performing at theToronto Convention Centrefor theBarbados Balland d?buted her new single, “From This Day On“, at the prestigious2007 Barbados Music Awards. The accompanying video was shot on location in her home, Barbados and released onTEMPOin August 2008.
With an unquestionable passion for her chosen career, her preferred genres arePop,Alternativeand Contemporarymusic.KITORAHwas in Toronto, Canada, April 2008 completing her first solo album,“Love Like Mine”, in collaboration with Canadian Pop/R & B/Adult Contemporary producersEddie Bullen (Liberty Silver, Rupert Gayle)andDerek Brin (Usher, Whitney Houston, etc.).
Her title track, released in the Caribbean, was co-written withKristina Unjhem, a Norwegian singer / songwriter, and produced byDeekay Music / Pop City, “Hit”, producers for the British boy group,BLUE. This track delivers to the industry the increasingly popular Caribbean Dancehall /Soca rhythmic style associated with some of the region’s stalwarts.
KITORAHco-wrote and produced four songs on the album with the celebratedJimmy “Senya” Haynes, who has produced forSade, Steel Pulse and Desir?e, and won aGrammy Awardfor his work on the Steel Pulse album.
She was also lead vocalist for a local band in a stellar performance at the 2008 Barbados Jazz Festival.KITORAH’snext major performance took her to China for the historic2008 Beijing Olympics. There she had the honour of delivering the theme song for the Concert Series,“Marriage Of Excellence”, introduced byInternational Performing Arts for All (IPAFA). She’s recently re-wrote the anthem while in Canada recording with producer Eddie Bullen. She performed in three major cities to re-establishThe Arts Games, serving as a bridge between theParalympicsand theOlympics.
In December,KITORAHhosts two television shows onCMCon her tour of China, released to 28 Caribbean States. The first is a one-hour documentary with part proceeds of digital downloads going to assist Paralympians in the Caribbean. The second is the Samsung “Marriage of Excellence” Concert Series, which was directed and produced by American Awards producer,Rick Garson. In addition, the2008 Diva showin Beijing 2008 is scheduled for release on NBC to 80 countries.
She is also a Director/Owner ofSpar 1 Music Management Inc., along with Owner/Managing DirectorMichael Thompson. Investor/DirectorRalph Weekesis from Toronto, Canada.