Still Toking With
Season 1
25 days ago

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

Cellist , Composer, looper & Storyteller all in one

Episode Notes

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 https://a.co/d/7uypgZo https://www.barnesandnoble.com/.../toking.../1143414656... You can see all your past favorite episodes now streaming on https://redcoraluniverse.com/ OR Show your support by purchasing FB stars. Send stars to the stars fb.com/stars


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