Interview with Keith Jones, Maywood, New Jersey

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Keith Jones
Keith Jones (Maywood, New Jersey) 

Keith Jones is an artist and activist based in Maywood, New Jersey. As an artist, Jones is a rapper, musician, poet, and visual artist. In 1978, he began writing lyrics and performing as a rapper known as Fezo. He has recorded multiple albums including Vocal Tai Chi (2015). He is the co-founder of Krip-Hop Nation, an affiliation of artists around the world with various disabilities seeking to raise artist creativity and inclusion in mediums including music, dance, and poetry. Additionally, Jones is president and CEO of SoulTouchin’ Experiences, an organization that sits at the intersection of public policy, community development, disability, and race. Jones has worked to provide outreach support in relationship to the arts and independent living skills. He was recognized for his leadership by the state of Massachusetts and President’s Commission for Employment for People with Disabilities, as well as the Disability Law Center’s 2011 Individual Leadership Award. 

Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 09/30/2020.
Tamar Sella
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Maywood, New Jersey
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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