BY REKARA GAGE
Edgy, out and proud Jamaican Kat (C.H.R) is ready to shake up the indie world with her soulful lyrics and a positive vibe that we just can’t resist. “‘Love Cake’ is my album, it’s all about this amazing girl named Sade. It’s an EP that people can download. I wrote all the songs and played guitar. I work with Jovi and Diana King a lot and there’s more coming from there,” she says.
On being out in Jamaica: You don’t go to the international airport with a rainbow flag and say, “I’m here” but it wasn’t that bad for me…it wasn’t great…but Jamaica is a beautiful island and I’m proud to say that I’m from there. And Jamaica loves me still! That’s the thing. They don’t even know why they’re homophobic. Homophobia is damn near embedded in Jamaican culture. But what I want to know is how so much hate can come from a country that birthed reggae music and the message of “one love.” I love Jamaica and Jamaica has shown me lots of love. But I had dreams that exceeded the limitations my homeland had unfortunately created for me.
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