jhs (Justin Hunter Scott) received his Masters degree in African studies from Yale University in 2013. After that, he turned to music combining his love of neo-traditional African music with contemporary pop/house music. jhs comes up with a sound that plainly his own. He releases his music on his own label — Kelewele Records (“plantains” in the Twi language from Ghana). He says that he is using the traditional African music he studied and intertwining this original sound into comtemporary pop music. I love this juxtaposition. It takes you to completely foreign land, not American, not African, I’m not sure it’s even earthly. Taj Mahal will love this combo.