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Joy Jones

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What Joy Jones does with music is nothing short of musical alchemy. What results is an offering of her work as an anthropologist and scientist, her world travels and her musical heritage. Although from Trinidadian heritage, Joy was raised in Los Angeles.

After attending Duke University where she studied biology and cultural anthropology, Joy moved to the United Kingdom. At the University of London she studied medical anthropology by day and the local art scene by night. While in Europe she performed in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. When Joy returned to LA she began work on her one-woman-show entitled, THE NAPPY GODDESS COMPLEX. It ran for 4 weeks at the Hudson Theater and received rave reviews. Joy also became a fixture on LA’s underground spoken word/ soul movement. In addition to performing around the city, Joy has traveled from the West Coast of Africa to the West Coast of America, sharing her work in Cuba, Turkey and Swaziland among other places. She is currently a recipient of the 2002 California Arts Council Individual Artist In Residence Prograqm Grant, which allows her to conduct literary workshops with HIV positive individuals.

Growing up, Joy Jones sang in church and later nurtured an interest in spoken word and song writing. After graduating, she moved to London and was moved by the fact so many people were making a living from their creativity.

Recently Joy has reconnected with the London art scene to complete her debut CD with the legendary Bugz In The Attic Crew. Her highly anticipated album, GODCHILD, which was released in early 2009, and was a journey into postmodern funk, surrealist soul and intergalactic grooves for the people.

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  • nistelki

    Beautiful is the joint

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • nastYtribe

    constellations

    20 Sep 2010 Reply
  • AtarashiSoul

    Ever since I heard "Beautiful" in 2007 I fell in love with this woman's music.

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • cindielou

    Jou is awesome. My favorite track is "Right Now".

    27 Jul 2010 Reply
  • kasa408

    Let me take you on a joy-ride, thats the first thing i heard her say. And listening to Godchild for the first time was a joyride.

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • L8yBejbi

    giviing her my first listen right now & i just wanted to stress she got me to like her the very second i pressed play. :> big ups, miss joy [!]

    15 Jan 2010 Reply
  • KurskNick

    "Right Now" is awesome

    29 Nov 2009 Reply

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