MUSIC

PROMISELAND - JOAN DAVIS
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WARM AND TENDER - JOAN DAVIS
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MORNING CITY - JOAN DAVIS
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BABYGIRL - JOAN DAVIS
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MIGRATION - JOAN DAVIS
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FOLLOW THE THOUSANDS
DO NOT SAY GOODBYE TO THE BELOVED PAST FOR EVERYDAY IN YOUR MOTHERLAND SINGING VOICES WILL RISE LIKE THE SEA RISES TO THE SHORES MY BROTHER THE JEW, THE HINDU MY SISTER BLACK AS EBONY
RED LIKE RICH MAHOGANY
HOW THEY HAVE FOLLOWED ME
DRIVEN THROUGH PAIN AND MISERY

LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT
LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT
ACROSS A SEA OF LIGHT 

 

CAPPUCCINO - JOAN DAVIS
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Unknown Track - Unknown Artist
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WHAT ABOUT JOAN

   Joan Davis was born and raised in the U Street Corridor of Washington DC of African American heritage.

 

Throughout her life, she has always embraced a mixture of funk,  folk rock, and World music.  Washington's very eclectic mixture of cultures provided a diverse music scene. Joan was often tempted by the capital's nightclubs and bars echoing music into the night. She loved sneaking in via side doors to watch live music performances of all styles of everything Music!

 

Her thirst for music has given her a 'good ear' and broadened her vocal range into a style she calls 'Soul - Jazz' and 'Acoustic Soul'.
"I believe the voice is an expression of the soul, where you can hide. It is a way of exposing yourself, then declaring yourself and facing the world."

 

She's passionate about mixing styles, crossing genres and hearing music evolve.

"It's like a language, it has to change and develop otherwise it'll die. Purists should be hauled into jail for their stagnant attitudes."


Joan's collaborations with artists Tony Kofi, Tony Remy, Byron Wallen, Jean Toussaint and Anders Olinder (to name just a few) produce an original mix and a unique sound. Joan likes to work with "skilled, open-hearted, engaging musicians, who listen create and collaborate to transcend way beyond the box!  I have learned so much from the wonderfully talented people I have had the privilege to work with"    

I’VE GONE LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT

LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT

ACROSS A SEA TO THE LIGHT

LATEST NEWS 

Welcome to news and information on what Joan is getting up to.

 

She has just finished her latest album Free Zone which was a three-year project. She is currently completing her degree in Social Anthropology at SOAS and is about to embark on a new album.

 

On the theatre front, Joan has produced a spoken word jazz poetry project with musical artists Byron Wallen and Anders Olinder in a successful collaboration with the Old Vic Theatre in Bristol.

This year will see the launching of a tour of this project entitled Beautiful Conversations.

 

 

BEAUTIFUL CONVERSATIONS 

You may believe there’s a situation 
And there’s no communication 
You may believe there’ll be an altercation 
As you make your preparation 
To kill, boy, kill! 

Ha-ha but I’m reading you 
Ha-ha that right 
Ha-ha but I’m reading you 
Every day in your life 

Like you could never read yourself 
Like you never- never see yourself 
Like a blind man on the shelf 
Rapped up and– in the dark! 


To make life a little clear 
It is I who holds up the mirror 
Fear and deprivation 
It is I who can see your frustration Man you need to get free! 

Hold on I’m comin 
Hold on I’m runnin' 
Hey I’m on the case 
Face to face, eye to eye 
You ask me why? 
Who am I? 

I am your brother 
Your sister, your mother 
A stranger on a train 
Someone you met in the rain 
Hey I may even be your Enemy 

The world, God
It’s just you and me and nature 
Look in and see 
It’s just you and me 
Beautiful conversation 
Beautiful confrontations 

Hey look in and see 

It's just and me!