Okaidja Afroso - Event Details

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Okaidja Afroso

Location: Performing Arts Center

Born into a family of musicians and storytellers in the village of Kokrobite on the west coast of Ghana, Okaidja Afroso is a singer, guitarist, percussionist, and dancer deeply connected to the musical traditions of the African Diaspora and devoted to bringing together diverse modes of expression in pursuit of global harmony. His four albums chart a journey from his past as a vocalist, percussionist and dancer with the Ghana Dance Ensemble and Obo Addy to the present, as a confident and mature songwriter and collaborator. His songs call back to the sounds of his youth, illuminating them with the experiences and wonder of a curious traveler, never resting and always seeking.

My music preserves my West African roots while embracing diverse cross-cultural influences and styles. I strive to create a rhythmic fusion of old and new that presents a fresh sound and preserves the authenticity of the traditional while embracing the rich complexity of the integrated world we inhabit today. In my performances I explore how my ancestor’s traditions have persevered and been reshaped in a contemporary version of the African oral tradition. The complex compositions, soulful vocals, and spirited dancing combine to create an unforgettable and unique experience.” - Okaidja Afroso

Okaidja will perform with his trio.

This concert is part of the E Kanikapila! Rodney Wong Tribute Concert series and is supported in part by generous donations by the Wong Family and friends of Rodney Wong.

This project received support from Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Special Restrictions: Advance Sales: $25 General, $20 Discount, $12 UH Hilo/Hawaii CC Students with VALID ID/Child 17 & under
At the Door: $30 General, $25 Discount, $17 UH Hilo/Hawaii CC Student/Child

Tickets are available at the UH Hilo PAC Box Office T-F 10am - 2pm; by calling 932-7490
or online: http://artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu

For more information, contact: artsctr@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7490

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