Still Toking With
Season 1
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S5E16 - Still Toking with Okorie “OkCello” Johnson (Cellist & Composer)

Cellist , Composer, looper & Storyteller all in one

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S5E16 -- Join us as e dive into the mind of cellist-composer Okorie “OkCello” Johnson. He'll take us on his journey from beind featured on the Tamron Hall Show to co-composer and performer of a cello concerto Liminal, an Atlanta Concerto, NEWS FLASH: You can now purchase Toking with the Dead full novel here You can see all your past favorite episodes now streaming on OR Show your support by purchasing FB stars. Send stars to the stars

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Sponsorship Opportunities: or email us at [email protected] [email protected] ————————————— Follow our guest ———————— Follow Still Toking With and their friends! ————————————— Produced by Leo Pond and The Dorkening Podcast Network Dead Dork Radio MORE ABOUT THE GUEST: Okorie “OkCello” Johnson, an Atlanta-based cellist-composer, looper, improviser, and storyteller, has been featured on the Tamron Hall Show, has been a recipient of the The Kennedy Center Office Hours Artist Residency, and was accepted as a sound installation artist for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 2022 Biennale. He is a co-composer and performer of a cello concerto Liminal, an Atlanta Concerto, which world premiered in February of 2023 with The Georgia Symphony Orchestra, he has scored a documentary for the Atlanta Journal Constitution named Imperfect Alibi, which won an regional Emmy, and he also scored a children’s theatre show for the Alliance Theatre named Head to Toe, which won a Suzi Bass Award. He has opened for Maxwell and recorded and/or performed with India.Aire, De La Soul, and Big Boi of Outkast. He has 3 studio albums - Liminal, Resolve, and Beacon - and a Christmas EP, An Ok Christmas. His work centers on themes and expressions of the African Diaspora, while also exploring the phenomenon of musical prayer. Drawing upon his experience as a teacher and writer, OkCello immerses his audiences in vivid stories and songs, creating a richly layered, transcendent concert experience, while also working with companies and educational institutions to leverage the power of music and storytelling to help solve problems and create community.

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