Oslo World Music Festival 2014 / Concert OY – Joy Frempong

Friday, 31.10.2014 – Friday, 31.10.2014

OY aka Joy Frempong, the half Ghanaian and half Swiss multi versed vocalist is definitely one of a rare breed - at home in the left-of-center sound but gifted with a penchant for writing sticky unforgettable melodies.

Three years after her vivacious debut First Box Then Walk, which effortlessly sold out the first pressing and commenced a demanding touring schedule, OY is back with another rich offering - a new LP cryptically entitled Kokokyinaka. The result is a genre bending, generously seasoned stew of African inflected Electronica, garnished with lavish, colorful stories and proverbs - the whole effort packaged into an infectious, melody driven concept record designed to play like a road trip juggernaut of a soundtrack.
Kokokyinaka is a highly immersive experience and a joyful celebration of a culture, intense like a stroll through an African market at high noon.
Joy's voice remains mutable throughout, changing color palettes, textures, styles, and even accents with playful chameleon like ease, not unlike the stories being told which segue between overheard dialogues, proverbs, and folk tales, often in one breath.

Her new album: No Problem Saloon.

OY – Joy Frempong

31 October 2014
Parkteatret, Oslo
Doors open 21:00
Concert 22:00


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Oslo World Music Festival 2014