A Black man wearing a purple suit and glasses playing a cello, against a grey wall.

Okorie Johnson

“Hereness is the first of all sacred things.” - OkCello  Okorie “OkCello” Johnson is an American cellist-songwriter whose artistry integrates cello performance, live-sound-looping, improvisation, and storytelling - all culminating in original compositions that collide classical with jazz, EDM, reggae, and funk.  His music is inspired…

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A Black man is smiling straight at the camera. He is wearing a dark blue button up shirt and is against a brown wall.

Garrett Turner

Garrett Turner is a native of Florence, Alabama and a proud member of Actors’ Equity. NYC: Bayano (National Black Theatre), The Dove (York Theatre Company), Acappella the Musical (NYMF). Regional: Thoughts of a Colored Man (Syracuse Stage/Baltimore Center Stage), Half Time (Jerry Mitchell; Paper Mill…

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A Black man with facial hair in a red, black, and tan patterned collard shirt looking straight ahead. He is wearing glasses and against a brown wall.

Fahamu Pecou

Fahamu Pecou is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. Pecou’s paintings, performance art, and academic work addresses concerns around contemporary representations of Black masculinity and how these images impact both the reading and performance of…

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A Black woman wearing a white sleeveless top looking straight ahead standingagainst a white wall . A red light shines on the left side of her face.

Ash Nash

Ash Nash is more than just the founder and CEO of Power Haus Creative, she is a community leader who mentors local artists, and helps them to develop sustainable careers. She has immersed herself in the local arts economy, and empowers visual artists to utilize…

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