FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15th, 2011
Hamilton Artist Raises Awareness Through The Power Of Music
Hamilton Ontario- Songwriter, Kojo "Easy" Damptey, is determined to help battered women in his community
with the release of his new, soul single, Broken Promises. Every purchase of the song raises money for Interval
House (a non-profit agency in Hamilton that serves women who are in or have been in abusive relationships) so
that they can continue to provide a safe place for mistreated women across the city.
Damptey has scheduled a lineup of upcoming video release parties for his inspirational single in hopes of gaining
further donations for Interval House. He invites the public to come out, enjoy a drink and experience the haunting
horns and sharp lyrics of "Broken Promises" on:
- Friday September 16th at The Casbah Lounge with Toronto Hip-hop group Magnolius, Guest appearance from Canadian Winter
- Friday October 7th at Sky Dragon.
When asked why he chose to raise awareness for violence against women, Damptey replied, "I felt it was needed.
It's an issue that needs to be discussed so that our mothers, sisters and daughters are safe in our community."
Originally from Accra, Ghana, Kojo "Easy" Damptey moved to Hamilton at the young age of 17. It was his years of
beat-making and love of instruments that eventually lead him to co-producing Kae Sun's EP, "Ghost Town Prophecy",
with Jordan Abraham and Kae Sun. He later joined Nicola Moore to record "Ways on My Own", which circled the
Honey Jam Circuit in Toronto.
Damptey continues to write, compose and produce with various artists locally and around the world. He finishes by
saying, "my main purpose is to use the arts to bring attention to issues that affect everyday people."
To purchase "Broken Promises" and donate to Interval House, visit http://kojoeasydamptey.bandcamp.com/track/broken-promises
Thursday, 15 September 2011
just because it's not metal doesn't mean I can't support what they're trying to do
In this case, raise awareness and money to help women victims of male violence...