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Mahogany Jones
October 22, 2014
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Photo © Austin Fuller

Photo © Austin Fuller

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An evening of inspirational and uplifting hip-hop by Mahogany Jones and surprise guests.

Jones joined us all the way from Detroit to showcase her spoken-word poetry, freestyle skills and singer/songwriter talents. Her travels throughout the U.S. as both a spoken-word artist and emcee have allowed Jones to grace the stage with such artists as The Roots, Dead Prez, India Arie and many others.

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About Mahogany Jones

Mahogany Jones is a lyrical force, hailed internationally for her work, as a recording and performance artist, arts advocate, community activist and educator.

Named the only four time undefeated Champion of BET’s 106 & Park “Freestyle Fridays” in 2001, Jones set about establishing herself as an emcee with a cause appearing on over 30 albums and gracing stages with such greats as Gil Scot Heron, Talib Kweli, KEM, Rah Digga, India.Arie, The Roots, Jessica Care Moore and many others.

2012 marked the transition of Jones into an international artist when she selected by the U.S. State Department to serve as an official Hip Hop Ambassador to 5 nations in Africa. She has since served in Iraq, Kurdistan, Sudan, Brazil, and Haiti.

The native New Yorker is also a writer-in-residence for Detroit’s largest literary arts education nonprofit, InsideOut and is a facilitator of hip-hop based prevention programming with the non-profit, The Yuinon.

In addition to teaching, mentoring and recording, Jones serves as weekly host and organizer of 5e Gallery’s The Foundation open-mic. Her latest album, PURE, is due out February 4, 2014 and is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of women. 

Named the only four time undefeated Champion of BET’s 106 & Park “Freestyle Fridays” in 2001, Jones set about establishing herself as an emcee bums and gracing stages with such greats as Gil Scot Heron, Talib Kweli, KEM, Rah Digga, India.Arie, The Roots, Jessica Care Moore and many others.

2012 marked the transition of Jones into an international artist when she selected by the U.S. State Department to serve as an official Hip Hop Ambassador to 5 nations in Africa. She has since served in Iraq, Kurdistan, Sudan, Brazil, and Haiti.

The native New Yorker is also a writer-in-residence for Detroit’s largest literary arts education nonprofit, InsideOut and is a facilitator of hip-hop based prevention programming with the non-profit, The Yuinon.

In addition to teaching, mentoring and recording, Jones serves as weekly host and organizer of 5e Gallery’s The Foundation open-mic. Her latest album, PURE, out February 4, 2014,  is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of women.