Kirk Diamond Releases Powerful New Song Of Hope
Juno Award Winner Kirk Diamond is a singer, songwriter, producer and social activist in his own right. Diamond has proven that there are no limits when high expectations of oneself and ones goals are achieved. Spreading musical messages of unity, inclusion, and love for all walks of life, The Movement Of Ahryel joins Kirk Diamond in delivering his greatness to reggae & dancehall lovers. Since it’s formation, the band has opened for international reggae powerhouses Maxi Priest, Third World, Luciano and Etana, to name a few.
The new single, Let It Be Done, was written in light of the political climate and the social unrest that has affected so many worldwide, whether directly, indirectly or physiologically. As demonstrations continue across the world as an expression of frustration over longstanding issues of police brutality and inequality, all while facing a pandemic, the world just seems a bit dark and gloomy right now.
This song is meant to give the world hope of the change that will come. To encourage people to shine amidst the darkness, and remind them that we are stronger united.
Believing in the unification and empowerment of African-American men, women and children under the banner of their collective African descent, and the repatriation of African slave descendants and profits to the African continent; Kirk felt it was befitting to take it back to the motherland for the video. The video for the Single was shot in Uganda, East Africa.
As a young boy in Spanish Town, Jamaica discovering the music purveyed by his father and uncles in the heydays of dance hall in the 80s, little did Kirk Diamond know the massive imprint those pioneering sounds would one day have on his life work.
Now, a rising reggae crossover star, with an artistic vision to connect across all backgrounds and genres. Diamond has quickly escalated to be a chart topping, award winning, live performer, singer-songwriter-producer and music industry standout on the global music stage.
Currently based in Ontario, Canada, Kirk Diamond and The Movement of Ahryel have gained significant respect and admiration as up and coming reggae recording artists in the country and beyond. His sound built on the foundation of classic roots and pop music distinguishes him as a new school reggae heavyweight with staying power that audiences and critics find refreshing, gratifying and inspiring, just as the artist himself.
Diamond was featured on CBC Music’s 10 Canadian Reggae Artists You Need To Hear and nominated for a JUNO Award for Best Reggae Recording for his single Love Inna We Heart produced by France-based Galang Records in 2015. The nostalgic ode to the 90's has become a worldwide success steadily climbing various international charts such as the popular Canadian Reggae Chart heard on Rebel Vibez where it held the #1 spot and charted for over 19 weeks.
In the Spring of 2017, Kirk released his debut EP Greater, “a story of my musical journey to this point with an optimistic look on what's next to come." The EP’s eponymous song hit the #1 spot by the Fall, running 6 weeks consecutive with a total of 42 weeks on the chart. Greater would gift Diamond with his second Juno award nomination and his first Juno Award win for Reggae Recording of the Year in 2018.
Kirk believes in the unification and empowerment of men, women and children under the banner of their collective African descent. This is reflected in his music, which is influenced by the philosophies of Haile Selassie and Marcus Garvey.
Diamond’s unique sound has landed him on the global music stage making him the only Canadian Reggae Artist to appear on Freestyle BBC 1XTRA and the only reggae artist to close Afro-fest to date. Diamond has also performed on several other major music stages including : Calgary Reggae Festival, Toronto Reggae Festival, JUNOFest, Congregate Brixton, Winrush Festival, Middlesborough Reggaefest , Channel One 45th Anniversary Show, Yard Vibes Germany and TVJ’s Smile Jamaica. He’s also performed for Mayor Patrick Brown and other elected officials at City Hall for Brampton’s Black History Month Event.
Despite the amassed recognitions and critical distinctions, Kirk still stays humbled and continues to push the influence of reggae music international, while bringing about social change through his music. Staying true to the culture and the music, Kirk has also been a part of various marches, protest and other events in the quest for equality.
Apple Music: music.apple.com/ca/album/let-it-be-done-single