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Joy Lapps is an artist, educator, consultant and creative womanist. She holds a Masters in Music Composition and her proficiency with the tenor pan is recognized internationally. She leads The Joy Lapps Project, an ensemble exploring Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz. Joy has performed at festivals including Afrofest, Toronto’s TD Jazz Festival, Antigua’s Moods of Pan Festival and Miami’s GroundUp Festival. In 2019, Joy presented her multi-disciplinary project, From Skin 2 Steel and Beyond, at Toronto Evergreen Brick Works. Joy is finishing her forthcoming release, Girl In The Yard, and is developing a multi-disciplinary performance celebrating women in the steelpan community.