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What They Said

 
Okorie Johnson is a spellbinding storyteller, speaking with clarity and depth through his cello. His performances feature patient, gradual build-up of rich layers of sound, swelling and pulsing, with an uncanny balance between spontaneity and the inevitable. - Rob Flax


At time introspective, at times interactive, OkCello delivers a unique experience with every live show that is sure to leave you wanting for the next performance! - Adam Thomas

What a sick performance Okorie!!!! I was blown away! – Amanda Ray

I’m 3-in and loving it! From the moment I arrive, a sense of gratitude and peace engulfs me. At the last note my soul is so excited and inspired. I leave with such power and celebration. Okorie’s Epi.phony is a must do! – MaSu

Genius. – Wayne Glass

Had to hold back tears during one of your selections…what was that about…lol? Looking forward to the next! – Cier Black

Wish I could go to a live show!! - @deva_style

Your music is alive. I can hear it breathe. It’s empowering for the subconscious and just overall sensational. - @Chloe.cosmos

Just an inspirational performance. - @sammyfla65

A sound so rich it pulls at the heart strings of music lovers. - Celeste Vertikal DuckWorth

Commanding performances which strike one as alluringly esoteric, and yet fundamentally universal in essence. By any measure, OkCello is truly in a league of his own. - Sidney Prescott Ellewoods
 

photo: Heather Infantry

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Interviews

BULLET MUSIC

Jovan Poff of Bullet Music explores how Okorie brings meaning to liminal space on October 16, 2017.

aijCast

Marthame Sanders of Art Inspiration Justice interviews Okorie on what it means to live a life that is liminal on September 1, 2017.

13th Floor Lounge

Host Leatrice Ellzy interviews Okorie Johnson on the 13th Floor Lounge on February 10, 2016, a weekly examination of the artists, thinkers and doers who are animating our NOW at the intersection of cultural arts and popular culture.

NORTH AVENUE LOUNGE

Okorie Johnson interviewed on WREK's North Avenue Lounge on January 11, 2016.

Mo Audio

Slo*Mo Media founder Carlton Hargro talks with Okorie Johnson.

GOOD GRACIOUS

Okorie Johnson interviewed by Boyd Baker on the GOOD GRACIOUS variety show on October 21, 2015.

WONDERROOT ARTIST FEATURE

Okorie Johnson chats with WonderRoot's Floyd Hall on September 24, 2014 in this podcast about his relationship with the cello growing up and into adulthood, the difference between performing and communicating, and presenting the cello as a contemporary instrument.

 

photo: Ken West