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Jojo Abot

credit: JOJO ABOT (2018)


JOJO ABOT is a Ghanaian artist expressing herself through music, film/photography, fashion, literature and performance art. FYFYA WOTO, meaning "New Birth - New Discovery" serves as the theme and title for her ongoing project exploring the SELF as a provocative tool in the discovery, exchange and evolution of the subject of IDENTITY. Through her work, JOJO Investigates new forms of spirituality and expression as part of a growing global conversation around shared space, identity and spirituality that exists beyond the conventional bias of color, race, class or sexual orientation.

Recently wrapping a year in NYC as a member of the New Museum's incubator program, NEW INC, JOJO also completed a residency at the acclaimed National Sawdust in NYC, and a week-long immersive residency via the Hult Center in Eugene, Oregon. JOJO has toured with Ms Lauryn Hill, and played shows at Radio City Music Hall, the Greek Theater and others along with Common, Seun Kuti and Stephen Marley. Having performed at iconic venues such as the Apollo Theater, Times Square on New Year’s eve, Museum of Modern Art, Kennedy Center and Kings Theater among others, Abot continues to take on a global audience.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Volta Region, GHANA
Subgenre: Afro Punk
Event Type: Showcase