PODCAST: Student Dom Jones Tells Her Story Through Spoken-Word Album

Chandler Dalton
April 10, 2018
Student Dom Jones
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Dual songwriting and music business major Dom Jones uses her education to promote social justice, whether it’s through her writing on the student publication The Berklee Groove or in her original songs. She doesn’t tiptoe around difficult topics—instead, she finds a mellow beat and speaks with a gentle voice that asks her listeners to be vulnerable with her.

In addition to her Groove work and songwriting, Jones has authored an article in The Huffington Post and cocreated a web series, Black Love Heck Yeah, which premiered at the 2015 NYC Web Fest. One way that Jones is an advocate for change is on her spoken-word album, Blackbird, which is loaded with songs that explore racial and gender equality and representation. The 2016 album was released under Dom Jones Music—a subsidiary of her company Dom Empire—that she created to collaborate with fellow Berklee students who share her voice.

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll be listening to “I Do This,” a song in which she pays tribute to a long list of people who keep her motivated.

Produced by Chandler Dalton
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