Poetra Asantewa features on 2016 OneBeat mixtape

Ghanaian Spoken Word Artist Poetra Asantewa has been featured on the 2016 OneBeat Mixtape. She was featured on two of the 15-track mixtape showcasing an exciting sampling of artists on the...

Ghanaian Spoken Word Artist Poetra Asantewa has been featured on the 2016 OneBeat Mixtape.

She was featured on two of the 15-track mixtape showcasing an exciting sampling of artists on the rise and eclectic sounds from across the globe.

Asantewa was one of twenty-five artists from around the world who took part in the OneBeat residency and tour in September 2016. The event brought together artists for a month to collaboratively write, produce and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social change.

OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, & produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation.

 

Listen to mixtape below. 

Born Ama Asantewa Diaka, Poetra Asantewa is a Spoken Word Artist and an entrepreneur.

Asantewa released her debut EP Motherfuckitude: The Naked Ones to great reviews in October 2015. The spoken word project fused contemporary poetry with neo-soul and jazz, and was recorded and produced by musician, Kyekyeku.

Her art tackles topics including feminism, education standards, and mental health awareness/depression. She performed at the 2016 Lagos International Poetry Festival, and was also named as a 2016 OneBeat Fellow.

OneBeat is an international cultural exchange that celebrates the transformative power of the arts through the creation of original, inventive music, and people-to-people diplomacy.

Asantewa is the founder of Alikoto Clothing, Yobbings and Love Rocks, a Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to helping young students learn outside of the box.

By: livefmghana.com/Ghana/91.9FM

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