Kokayi

About

Kokayi is a GRAMMY nominated musician that is currently using portraiture, sound, performance and film create work that asks the viewer to participate and perpetuate the intangible cultural heritage of black Americans. His work uses manipulated found sounds, portraiture and stories of African/African American men to give the subjects the opportunity to serve as cultural touchpoints in creating a sense of identity, belonging within the diaspora. Kokayi uses technology to remix ideas of masculinity, alterity, divination, success, mediocrity and death as seen in fictional monolithic narratives of Western mythology into tangible representations of black American culture.