Mama Joyce

Posted: March 1, 2015 in Artists'

Born of a Christian Family Jocelyne Ludiazo (Joe) is a singer, song writer performer from DR Congo who grew up in the church surrounded by music.

From a very young age Joe learnt to appreciate music, growing up to the sound of KASAV, ZOUK MACHINE,Ron Kenoly to mention a few. But her passion for music grew more in the church (Salvation Army) where she was a member of the singing company and the very first youngest member of the girls choir (Choeur des Filles) back in Kinshasa She moved to the UK in 2001 and it will not be until the year 2003 that she re-discovered her passion once again by joining the College choir at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth form College in Birmingham where she also studied performance and joining the worship band in the local church she attended were she was introduced to gospel music, Congolese Rumba and many more styles.

Her true Journey into the ARTS and Music started in 2007 after moving to Manchester where she later joined CAN for the first time as an artist for SPEAKEASY then joining the fast growing group MIRO in 2013 where she developed her musical taste performing with musicians from across the globe. She also took part in the great event organised by CAN “Lisapo” where she took on the role of the GRIOT a musical play about the Congolese Independence. She later joined Amani where once more she was able to learn and share her talent with many more artist who share the same passion as her promoting the African Arts.

Mama Joyce is a devoted Mother and Christian who has dedicated her time to sharing her passion to the world. she does no limit herself to singing but through spoken word, dance and her voice she communicates to the world a message of peace, love and harmony. She believes in peace and uses her music art as the fighting voice for her people, her nation AFRICA. During her time in Manchester she as joined and collaborated with many other artists across the UK and the world.

Her music speaks of Hope, Faith, Peace and love. Her story and lyrics depicts the struggle of her people and her dream for a better tomorrow for the Mother land. Through her dances she releases her culture to the world.

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