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Video 3/3/2017: Hometown Sounds: Kokayi

Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter, emcee producer, and educator Kokayi is a native of Southeast Washington, D.C. A music emissary with the U.S. State Department, he has worked in Senegal and the Netherlands, as well as locally in the D.C. area.

Part of a monthly local music series featuring D.C. musicians, created in partnership with D.C.–based podcast and website Hometown Sounds.

Video 12/20/2013: Kokayi

This Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter, emcee, producer, and D.C. native offers a preview concert for the Center’s upcoming One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide festival.