Neo-soul/electro goddess OKENYO ‘enters the mystical and evokes the mythical’ in this one-night-only show. Her expressive raps and achingly beautiful...
Okenyo | Tumbalong Nights
11 Harbour St
Access and Inclusion
Neo-soul/electro goddess OKENYO ‘enters the mystical and evokes the mythical’ in this one-night-only show. Her expressive raps and achingly beautiful melodies invite you into a mirror world where personal stories meet ancient mythology.
Identity and artistry work together for this Kenyan-Australian. As a multi-talented musician, actor, and television presenter (often recognised as Zindzi from ABC’s Playschool), OKENYO reflects the fluidity and changing perceptions of hip-hop and R&B.
This Sydney-based ‘triple-threat’ is an artist whose musical journey is one of constant evolution. Riding the success of her 2018 debut EP The Waves and on the back the 2020 EP Solo, OKENYO’s latest sounds are packed with confidence, grace, and a fierce sense of style and attitude.
Having firmly established herself within a strong new generation of women pushing Australian music forward, OKENYO now takes centre stage with this evocative performance. Hear the voice of change from someone unafraid, someone bold. Someone who knows what the future can be.
“…there is both strength and vulnerability, joy and despair in [OKENYO’s] songs, which change shape as hip-hop, baroque R&B and neo-soul sounds impact the arrangements.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Enigmatic, mysterious and evocative in her lyricism and storytelling, OKENYO emerges from the pack as a uniquely charismatic artist, part of a new generation of powerful women set to make their mark.” – triple j unearthed
Each Wednesday to Saturday night, Vivid Sydney presents a curated program of FREE contemporary live music right in the heart of the Light Walk.