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Joy Ike

Joy Ike
Born to Nigerian immigrants, Philadelphia-based independent artist Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has since played hundreds of shows across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for a number of national touring artists including Jeffrey Gaines, Cody Chestnutt, Tyrone Wells, Allen Toussaint, and more. Through her partnership with International organization, Food for the Hungry, Joy has used her platform to talk about world hunger and the shift that can take place when we embody someone else`s suffering as our own. 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." Through her partnership with International organization, Food for the Hungry, Joy has used her platform to talk about world hunger and the shift that can take place when we embody someone else`s suffering as our own. www.joyike.com

My Artists Sessions

Wednesday, June 22
 

8:30pm