Jemima Joél and The Gaias

      Gaia is "the ancestral mother of earth and life." Together for seven months now, the band consists of Jemima Joél, Kahlon Davis, and Drew Mosby. The group got together because of a friendship formed between Kahlon, a drummer, and Jemima, two New Orleans natives, attending college at Loyola. They kept in touch, and later formed a band. Jemima later found Drew, guitarist, sound engineer, and also a vocalist, at an open mic at Cafe Istanbul. In their band, they play a song called "Gaia" by Rachelle Ferrell.

    They have an earthy soulful sound. The three find interesting ways to communicate an intergenerational sound with their fans through their selections of old school and new school soul records. Joél’s own original music romanticizes her own lived experience for a raw and personal take on emotions. The Gaias bring life to her lyrics through their instrumentation. Together, the band decides how best to compose.    

     Jemima Joél, also who goes by "The Woman Who Sings and Paints" brings a unique experience of art and music with her. She allows an integration of the two art forms, the aural experience of music and the visual experience of seeing art being made. 



Past Experience & Accomplishments


Jemima Joél has been performing in New Orleans for 2 years. She has performed at venues and markets such as, Madame Vic's, Cafe Negril, Camp Street Studios, 2 Phat Vegans Nola, For Us By Us Market, Kermit’s Mother-In-Law Lounge, Three Palms, Mr. Wolf Espresso, Filmore’s Wednesday Night Jan Sessions, Cafe Istanbul Open Mic, Marsalis Harmony Park, and The Kickback. She has shown her artwork at a number of New Orleans Arts markets. She has a piece named “Affluence” hanging in Baby Bangz hair salon and a piece called “Say Red, Say Black” at her old high school, Sophie B. Wright Charter School. Her lastest music video Nighttime, has over 50,000 views on YouTube.

Photo taken by Renia J.