Ghanaian Singer and Songwriter Jojo Abot has been named as one of the performers for this year’s edition of AfroPunk Festival.
Blitz The Ambassador, Sampha, SZA, Willow Smith, Dizzee Rascal, Gary Clark Jr, Michael Kiwanuka, Macy Gray, KING, and Princess Nokia are also part of the line-up.
The New York Times hails the festival as “the most multicultural festival in the US.”
AFROPUNK is a mix of music, art and politics. It has evolved into a touchstone of a cultural movement strongly reminiscent of the early days of Hip-Hop.
This year’s edition is scheduled to take place in Brooklyn, New York City, United States of America on August 26 and 27.
Previous performers include D’Angelo, Kelis, Lianne La Havas, Lauryn Hill, Grace Jones and Lenny Kravitz.
— AFROPUNK (@afropunk) April 6, 2017
JOJO ABOT is a Ghanaian artist expressing herself through music, film/photography, literature and performance art.
FYFYA WOTO, meaning New Birth – New Discovery serves as the theme and title for her ongoing project exploring SELF as a provocative tool in the discovery, exchange and evolution of the subject of IDENTITY in relation to appropriation vs appreciation in a growing global conversation around shared space and shared identities.
A true global fusionist and genre bender in both sound and artistic expression, Abot is poised to take the world by storm with her uniquely coined AFRO-HYNO-SONIC sound and otherworldly perspective.