Lives and works in Berlin (since 2008)

Current Works

Space Diaspora, OY (duo with Lleluja-Ha since 2012), music album (2017)

No Problem Saloon, OY, music album (2014)

First Box then Walk, OY, music album (2010)

Residencies/Awards

Stiftung Àrvore (2017)

Nominated for Schweizer Musikpreis (2015)

Pro Helvetia studio residency, Cape Town/Johannesburg (2011)

Werkjahr der Stadt Zurich (2010)

Several projects at Fabrica scolarship, Treviso (2002–2005)

First Works

“Ax” for band and horns, Diploma project, with visual collaboration of Maja Gehrig (2004)

“Because You Are A Girl”, Solo-CD on the topic of female genital mutilation (2002)

“La Misanthrope”, Audio collage, short narrative musical piece, in collaboration with Ramon Schneider (2002)

Profession

Musician (since 2002, age 24)

Education/Background

Jazz music studies (vocals & composition), Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Bern (2000–2004)

Jazz preparatory course, Bern (1999–2000)

Studies of Anthropology, Zurich University (1999–2000)

High school, Zurich (1991–1998)

Primary and Secondary school in Dietlikon (1986–1991), Hütten, Switzerland (1986), Tamale, Ghana (1984–1986), Buchs, Switzerland (1983), Horsleys Green, UK (1983)


Mother: Teacher, Bible translator, development worker NGO

Father: Teacher, Bible translator, development worker NGO

Older Brother: Telecommunication engineer

Older Sister (adopted): Disabled, unemployed

Dream job as a teenager: Singer
Dream job as a child: Missionary, like my parents

Historical Event

11 September 2001

Further Information

oy-music.com

Conversation:
Mats Staub, Ana López Escudero, Berlin, 25.10.2017