Welcome Back To City Winery!Click here to learn more about how we're safely reopening.The Show Must Go On...Just a Bit Differently!Welcome to the first-of-its-kind City Winery show featuring a Socially-Distanced Seating Layout. Out of an abundance of caution, and in keeping with official local health guidelines:OK CelloOkorie Johnson is an American cellist-songwriter who performs under the moniker OkCello. His artistry integrates cello performance, live-sound-looping, improvisation, and storytelling - all culminating in original compositions that collide classical with jazz, EDM, reggae, and funk.OkCello is inspired by the exploration of African Diasporic melodies and narratives and their intersection with people’s perceptions and assumptions about the classical and European nature of the cello. As well, his work with improvisation attempts to embody the phenomenon of wordless prayer.In 2020 Johnson created an improvisational work for Flux Projects entitled “Stir Crazy” that captured the isolation of quarantine during the pandemic. He also collaborated with visual artist Dr. Fahamu Pecou and poet Jon Goode on a performance piece entitled HUE+MEN asserting the sanctity and power of Black humanity. In that same year, Johnson was selected for Emory University’s inaugural Arts and Social Justice Fellowship through the Center for Ethics. Along with five other Atlanta artists, Johnson created in collaboration with Emory professors and students, an emotional appeal on the Black Lives Matter uprisings entitled Hopefully.