The Austin 100: Jojo Abot Recommended if you like Santigold, MIA and Gorillaz.
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The Austin 100: Jojo Abot

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Jojo Abot will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Volta Region, Ghana / Copenhagen, Denmark / New York City, New York

Genre: Global

Why We're Excited: Ghanaian-born singer, songwriter, rapper and performance artist Jojo Abot throws a lot at the screen and the speakers: Her latest EP, Ngiwunkulunkulu (the title translates to "I am God" in Zulu), tackles black empowerment from the perspective of someone who spreads her life across three continents and experiences racial oppression in a wide variety of ways. Her Afro-futuristic works explore identity and empowerment in radical and provocative ways that manifest as activism, fashion, film and, above all, densely arranged and genre-smashing music.


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