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CC SunChild

CC Sunchild enters a room like a song, her movements all flow and harmony. When she speaks, you lean in and listen, and when she performs her music, it seems like her song is singing her, rather than the other way around. Sunchild began honing her remarkable musical gifts at an early age — eventually […]

Okorie “OkCello” Johnson

Okorie “OkCello” Johnson When Okorie “OkCello” Johnson plays his cello, it reaches into your heart and holds it. His music is both intentional and extemporaneous.  Johnson says his eclectic musical style — with nods to jazz, EDM, reggae and funk — is a form of storytelling. His compositions explore African Diasporic melodies and narratives, and […]