Knitting Factory Presents
OWO & Friends
Tracee Atanda-Owo, a Brooklyn-based Singer/Songwriter born to Nigerian parents, with roots in the Bahia region of Brazil as well and known by her surname, OWO, aims to perpetuate spirit. Growing up on the outskirts of Washington, DC has layered OWO’s musical palette.
After critical acclaim of her vocal mixes from What So Not (future classic), Mad Decent and Columbia Records, the singer, songwriter, performer, born to Nigerian parents, with roots in the Bahia Region of Brazil, recently released her debut 'D+Em: drums and emotions' EP and recently played to a full crowd at Soho House New York for the release party. Coming of the heals of captivating performances at Dj Tunez 'AfrobeatNights' at SOBs in NYC and the Everyday Ppl x OkayAfrica brunch series at OUTPUT in NYC, OWO's Drums and Emotions EP has recently been selected to be a featured album on TIDAL Rising.
The music is exotic, yet familiar. True to her own artistry, OWO channels the spirits past and future, in northern and southern hemispheres. With her live performances, OWO masters the responsibility of a true entertainer delivering moving sounds and beautiful visuals. As the temptress leader of any stage she steps foot on, OWO’s sound drives the crowd forward with overflowing horns, synths, and vocals laid over drum and bass. Her style is a blend of African dance rhythms, electronic vibes, RnB harmonies and 70s big rock vocals; as is noticeable in her ability to captivate diverse audiences.
Brooklyn born MC Alpha Diop aka ADH was raised to walk and think like a king so it’s no surprise that he has committed himself to the well being of his people. His music combines elements of hip-hop and afrobeat to create his signature sound he calls Afro-hop. Through his energetic and idiosyncratic stage performances ADH delivers an inspiring message of unity, meliorism, and self-love.