Presented by SXSW Afrobeats


Mar 15, 2024

9:25pm – 9:40pm CT

Flamingo Cantina

TyStringz: The Eclectic Afrofusion Maestro

Hailing from Nigeria and making waves in America, TyStringz (Oretayo Fatokun) is not just a musical prodigy but also a wizard in the tech realm, thriving as a software engineer at Microsoft. TyStringz earned a bachelor's degree in computer science at 19, followed by a master's at 22, summa cum laude, before joining the ranks of Microsoft. His debut hit single "Shalaye (Reloaded)," which swiftly climbed to No. 2 on the iTunes Worldwide Chart Genre was just a tip of the iceberg.

TyStringz's sonic landscape is a diverse tapestry, weaving genres like Folk, Jazz, Indie, Delta Blues, Pop, Lo-Fi, and Country into his unique Afrobeat-Afrofusion style. His prowess spans six musical instruments, allowing him to traverse musical territories and composition theories with ease. His philosophy is simple yet profound: "My music is like pizza; anyone can take a slice from it."

Recently spotlighted on ABC's Good Morning Texas and CBS's Great Day Houston, TyStringz is ready to serenade SXSW 2024 with his genre-blending tunes and vibrant melodies that promise to deliver a slice of global harmony.

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