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About

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 Thomas Edison Capital Region Music Awards.

In 2017 Amani founded B.L.A.C.K. Label and the B.L.A.C.K. Party (Black Lives A Creative Kaleidoscope) is a collective of artists committed to curating safe events that honor and celebrate 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. 

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