Raptivist, poet, grower, and radical educator, Amani O+ combines artistic expression and project-based learning to build curriculum, curate events, and facilitate workshops and dialogue.
In 2016, Amani O+ co-founded the raptivist duo KATANI with their best friend & music partner Kat SoPoetic. KATANI makes misogyNAH (anti-misogynoir) music that educates, uplifts and unites, with a specific focus on those of us invisibilized by systems of oppression. KATANI was named Best Hip-Hip Artists in the NY Capital Region at the inaugural Thomas Edison Capital Region Music Awards.
In 2017 Amani founded B.L.A.C.K. Party and the B.L.A.C.K. Label (Black Lives A Creative Kaleidoscope) a collective of artists committed to curating safe events that honor and celebrate Black & People of Color's stories and bring forth the world they wish to live, love, and create within. B.L.A.C.K. Label is home to Amani O+, KATANI, donfons, and a handful of NY creatives who believe in hip hop music as a beacon to shift our shared culture towards collective healing and radical self-care.