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.