Modern Griots: Joy Jones
Joy Jones is a Trinidadian-American musician, medical and cultural anthropologist and scientist (she studied biology). She released two albums, The Joy/This Too Shall Pass and Godchild. Jones blends her church and gospel music upbringing with a mixture of styles including soca, classical, African choral music, soul, jazz and elctronica, as well as her experiences in places like Los Angeles and London, to create a cosmic soundscape and colorful image. She described her album Godchild, which was co-released with Future Soul Records as “Afro-beat lullabies, future jazz/soul, protest songs and electronic hymns.” Last.FM called it a “journey into postmodern funk, surrealist soul and intergalactic grooves for the people.” Jones has worked with artists such as Bugz In the Attic member Daz-I-Kue and T.iM.E (Theimagination & E Reece). Besides music and science, Jones also worked on a one-woman show, called The Nappy Goddess Complex. Currently, she is attending medical school, and hopefully she will release more music in the near future.
Godchild PlaylistT.iM.E – “Breakthrough” feat. Joy Jones