“The future is always here in the past” – Amiri Baraka

Modern Griots: Joy Jones

GodchildJoy 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 Playlist

T.iM.E – “Breakthrough” feat. Joy Jones

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  1. Pingback: Modern Griots Review: Arin Maya and The Imagination | Aker: Futuristically Ancient

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