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Music Video: Joanne Ball-Burgess “Body Drop”

Music Video: Joanne Ball-Burgess “Body Drop”

Bermudian Joanne Ball-Burgess, also known as Jo-1, who rose to fame through East African dance show Sakata, has released a new video for her latest song “Body Drop”. A spokesperson said, “Jo-1 is back and this time with a bigger banger that will get you to pop, lock and let your body drop. The blend of dancehall and pop will have you dancing... Read more of this article

Music Video: Jo-1′s ‘No Ordinary Christmas’

Music Video: Jo-1′s ‘No Ordinary Christmas’

Bermudian Joanne Ball-Burgess, also known as Jo-1, who rose to fame through East African dance show Sakata, has released a new video for her latest song, a holiday-themed track titled “No Ordinary Christmas.” The song was written and arranged by Joanne Ball-Burgess and produced by AgelessMuzik Studios by producer Dominic Khaemba. Keyboards are by... Read more of this article

Joanne Ball-Burgess ‘Sky Dance’ Images

Joanne Ball-Burgess ‘Sky Dance’ Images

Bermudian Joanne Ball-Burgess, also known as Judge Jo-1, who rose to fame through the East African dance show Sakata, just released a set of images titled ‘Sky Dance.’ The images, taken by photographer Migwa Nthigah, show the Bermudian dancer surrounded by loose sheets as if floating in the air. Burgess posed for these photos just after... Read more of this article

Column: Reflections On Surviving Mass Shooting

Column: Reflections On Surviving Mass Shooting

[A reflection on surviving a 2013 mass shooting in Kenya that left 67 people dead, written by Bermudian Joanne Ball Burgess] Three years ago, I woke up ready to practice yoga and take part in my afternoon jazz dance class. It was an exciting day. I was invited to the set of a television show to make a guest celebrity appearance. Hours later I would... Read more of this article

Music Video: Jo-1′s ‘Don’t Disturb My Dance’

Music Video: Jo-1′s ‘Don’t Disturb My Dance’

Bermudian Joanne Ball-Burgess, also known as Judge Jo-1, who rose to fame through East African dance show Sakata, has released a new video for her latest song “Don’t Disturb My Dance.” On her blog, Ms. Burgess described how her children took part in the filming process for the video, saying, “My second son, Zahari is 9. He’s kind of... Read more of this article

Joanne Ball-Burgess’ “Don’t Disturb My Dance”

Joanne Ball-Burgess’ “Don’t Disturb My Dance”

Joanne Ball-Burgess, also known as Judge Jo-1, who rose to fame through East African dance show Sakata, is now expanding her musical prowess and continuing to emerge from her dance profile and judging, solidifying herself in Kenya’s music industry through her new track “Don’t Disturb My Dance.” She is known in Bermuda for her literary... Read more of this article

Joanne Ball-Burgess: Dancing Across An Ocean

Joanne Ball-Burgess: Dancing Across An Ocean

Bermudian Joanne Ball Burgess, also known as Judge Joanne of Sakata and Jo-1, recently read excerpts of her written work at the “StoryMoja” literary festival, an annual event held in East Africa. Ms. Ball-Burgess, known for both her music and her writing, was also interviewed by radio show Africa Creates in a piece called Dancing Across an Ocean. About... Read more of this article

Bermudian Releases New Music Video In Kenya

Bermudian Releases New Music Video In Kenya

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... Read more of this article

Children’s Book Tells Tale Of Early Bermuda

Children’s Book Tells Tale Of Early Bermuda

A recently released children’s book written by Bermudian Joanne Ball-Burgess works to weave an enjoyable fable of a forward-thinking lizard and his quest to help his brethren in re-telling the story of Bermuda’s discovery. Offering a look at not only Bermuda’s history, but also the power of dreaming big, “The Lizard and the Rock”... Read more of this article

Joanne Ball-Burgess Releases ‘Chiziqa’ Video

Joanne Ball-Burgess Releases ‘Chiziqa’ Video

Making the jump from singer, dancer, and author to newly minted video star, Bermudian Joanne Ball-Burgess has released a music video for her dance single Chiziqa, a word that means “go crazy” in Kiswahili. The song and video were recorded in Kenya, the country where she currently resides with her husband and children. Only weeks after escaping... Read more of this article

Bermudian Describes Kenya Mall Shooting Terror

Bermudian Describes Kenya Mall Shooting Terror

[Updated: Gunmen opened fire in a Kenya mall today, killing over 55 people and injuring at least 150 more. Bermudian Joanne Ball-Burgess was in the mall at the time, and spent 3 hours locked in a bathroom before making a run for it, and escaping to safety] Bermudian Joanne Ball-Burgess, who lives in Africa, was caught up in a mass shooting at a shopping... Read more of this article