Sep 1st, 2017
Joy Ike will return to Jackson State Community College for a free community concert. The concert will be held in the college's Ayers Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12. The performance is sponsored by the international studies program of the college and is free and open to the public.
The Nigerian-born singer-songwriter's voice and writing style have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.
Ike has spent the past 9 years playing thousands of shows across the country. She has shared the stage and opened for Jeffrey Gaines, Sara Groves, Seth Glier, Cody Chesnutt, Allen Troussaint, Tyrone Wells, and many others.
A write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop...a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small."
For more information regarding this performance or other opportunities in international education at JSCC, contact Mary Wadley at 731-424-3520 ext. 50252 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.