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OKCello | Free Live Music Performance & Discussion

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free
Join 21c Museum Hotel Durham and OKCello for a free community live music event and discussion, hosted in our historic Main Gallery ballroom. Doors open at 7:30PM, and the performance begins at 8PM. Artist discussion to immediately follow.
ABOUT OKCELLO
Okorie “OkCello” Johnson, an Atlanta-based cellist-composer, looper, improviser, and storyteller, has been featured on the Tamron Hall Show, has been a recipient of the The Kennedy Center Office Hours Artist Residency, and was accepted as a sound installation artist for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 2022 Biennale.
He is a co-composer and performer of a cello concerto Liminal, an Atlanta Concerto, which world premiered in February of 2023 with The Georgia Symphony Orchestra, he has scored a documentary for the Atlanta Journal Constitution named Imperfect Alibi, which won an regional Emmy, and he also scored a children’s theatre show for the Alliance Theatre named Head to Toe, which won a Suzi Bass Award.
He has opened for Maxwell and recorded and/or performed with India.Aire, De La Soul, and Big Boi of Outkast. He has 3 studio albums – Liminal, Resolve, and Beacon – and a Christmas EP, An Ok Christmas. His work centers on themes and expressions of the African Diaspora, while also exploring the phenomenon of musical prayer.
Drawing upon his experience as a teacher and writer, OkCello immerses his audiences in vivid stories and songs, creating a richly layered, transcendent concert experience, while also working with companies and educational institutions to leverage the power of music and storytelling to help solve problems and create community.
Learn more at okcello.com.

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Date:
May 11
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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