Okaidja Afroso

Saturday, March 15, 2024 @ 7:30 PM

This performance is part of JCA's Backstrage Series held at the Jasper Arts Center, located at 951 College Avenue. 

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.

Often performed in his native language, Afroso’s genre-defying songs convey a whole spectrum of experiences—joy, harmony, tragedy, and hope—that embrace what he calls “the rich complexity of the integrated world we inhabit.” Through his distinctive style that combines various percussion instruments, vocals, guitar, and dance, Afroso explores the perseverance of ancestral traditions and creates a new, contemporary African oral tradition.

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Fri, Mar 15th, 2024 at 7:30 pm
 
 

Ticket Prices 

Adult: $25

Senior: $23

Student: $15