Presented by International Hip-Hop + R&B

Dr. Pushkin

Mar 16, 2023

10:10pm – 10:40pm CT

Higher Ground

Dr. Pushkin is a Ghanaian Hip-Hop and Afrofusion/Afrobeats artist, originally from Bolgatanga and currently based in Austin, TX.

Through an independent grind fueled by his love for Hip-Hop, African Beats and Conscious Lyricism, Dr. Pushkin tackles social issues with his music - all while managing to entertain and uplift the listener.

After many years of underground buzz, 2022 was a breakthrough year, with four of Dr. Pushkin's singles cracking the Official Ghanaian Top 20 YouTube charts. Meanwhile, collaborations with Highlife Music Legend Ofori Amponsah and Twi Rap Tongue-Twisting Inventor Quata Budukusu created social media trends on Twitter and YouTube.

He founded the music collective Isolirium - composed of himself, Ataman Nikita & TeriWiizi - and aims to promote the positive uses of AI technologies in African societies, e.g., he co-invented Khaya - the world's 1st Ghanaian language AI translation app.

Dr. Pushkin's album "Outlandish" is scheduled for release in late January 2023, and will be performed at his Official SXSW 2023 Showcase for the first time. The performance will feature Ghanaian Legend Quata Budukusu, Austin Rap Heavyweight Aggie, AZA and Selectah Rah

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Bolgatanga, GHANA
Afro Pop