Okorie Johnson plays Michael C. Carlos Museum Feb. 4

The cellist and storyteller turns kids' stories into music

Okorie Johnson
Photo credit: Henry Jacobs

Okorie Johnson, an Atlanta-based cellist and composer who performs under the moniker [https://www.okcello.com/|OkCello], brings his amalgam of instrumental improvisation with live electronic effects, audience interaction, and storytelling to the [http://carlos.emory.edu/|Michael C. Carlos Museum] on the Emory University campus for a special afternoon concert. Before the show, Johnson will lead a group of schoolchildren on a tour of the museum’s world-renowned collection of African art and artifacts. Based on the ensuing discussion with the children, Johnson will create a song to be performed during the concert. “I’m taking their ideas and telling a story in musical form,” Johnson explains. ''[http://carlos.emory.edu/education/public-programs/child-family-programs#education-item-1581|Free and open to the public. 3:30p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 4. Michael C. Carlos Museum Ackerman Hall, Level 3. 571 South Kilgo Circle NE. 404-727-4282 www.carlos.emory.edu.]''

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