About the speaker
OkCello is the performance and production name of Atlanta cellist and composer, Okorie Johnson. Okorie has performed and/or recorded with independent and major label artists such as De La Soul, India.Arie, Big Boi, Anthony David, Doria Roberts, Callaghan, Brenda Nicole Moorer and Victoria Canal.
In 2015 Okorie launched Epi.phony, a multi-city, 12-show, concert series, integrating cello, live-sound-looping, improvisation and audience interaction. The series produced the track list for his first album, Liminal, released in 2016 and established him as a pioneer of electronic and experimental string music in the United States. Okorie’s original compositions collide jazz with classical, EDM, reggae and funk. His songs are deeply emotive and narrative, complementing each other like short stories within a collection.
Okorie will release his 2nd studio project this year entitled Resolve.
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If you’re able to find even just the slightest moment in something that moves you, I think there’s a great chance that you’ll move other people. — OkCello
There is great power in being very specific about what it is you do, and about what it is you do well. — OkCello