Bermudian Releases New Music Video In Kenya

August 14, 2014

Bermudian Joanne Ball Burgess – also known as Judge Joanne of Sakata aka Jo-1 — officially launched her new video and song “Good Love” at The Club Tribeka this week. Jo-1 was born and raised in Bermuda and has been living in Kenya for three years.

Speaking about the song “Good Love”, Ms Ball Burgess said, “The song is in both English and Swahili and it’s based on a story of a girl from Bermuda who falls in love with a Swahili guy.

“They can’t communicate as none speaks the others language but love knows no language or barriers. The song speaks to lovers in relationships with people from different cultures and has a fairy tale happy ending theme.”

In the song, she sings, “My heart speaks Swahili” which tells of a connection between the lovers that words cannot express.

Ms Ball Burgess’ first recording was “The Lizard and the Rock Soundtrack”. It was a children’s CD with pop songs that got airplay on the local stations in Bermuda, and the theme song, “Free to be Me” won during Bermuda’s 400 Year Celebration and was performed for the Governor, the Premier and other dignitaries during the 400 Year Gala.

In 2013 Ms Ball Burgess’ first track, Chiziqa shocked Kenyans who were used to only knowing her as a dancer and became a sensation in many areas of Kenya. Chiziqa featured Mombasa singer, Fisherman.

“I’m passionate about creative ideas, seeing beauty and trying out things in new ways. I’m passionate about being the best that I can be, genuine friendship and love”, Ms Ball Burgess said.

“Many people think that in order to survive they have to fit in and do what everyone else does. I believe that in order to truly live, you must use your creativity to the fullest and be true to who you are.”

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  1. gee says:

    Congratulations!!!

  2. Serious Though says:

    One world one love!

  3. Yes I says:

    Wish you all the best over there! Glad to see Bermudian expanding their horizons.

  4. Quito Swan says:

    Nuff respect Joanne and give thanks again for linking me when I was in Kenya. One love!

  5. Paulette says:

    Congratulations

  6. Gail says:

    There Jo1 goes again breaking down the barriers of cultural, ethnic and country divide. Be it fable or reality the limits in our mind have been holding us back for far to long there is a big world out there and the time has come to take advantage of all positive opportunities. Break Every Chain!!! Love it Joanne.