OKFestival Artists Spotlight: The SWAG

This is a guest blog post by Brigid Pasco from Artists Without a Cause (AWAC), an organization striving to connect artists working on political, cultural and socially engaged art with the organizations and activists who are championing the same causes. AWAC have coordinated several artist sessions to take place at the Festival. To see who is coming, check out Artists on SCHED, follow @ArtistsWAC and the hashtag #OKFestAWAC. The original version of this post can be found here.

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We are very excited to announce that Berlin-based hip-hop band of brothers The SWAG will join Juliani and Valsero for the OKFestival wrap-up performance at 17:00 on Thursday, July 17.

The Swag have earned their place and gained experience over the years playing for heavy weights the likes of 50 Cent, Yusuf (a.k.a Cat Stevens), Jaguar Wright, Adel Tawil, K.I.Z and Germany’s top hip hop artist Sido. The SWAG (Seriously, We Are Good) have achieved legendary status for hosting their famous weekly SWAG JAM SESSIONS at Berlin’s Badehaus since 2012, which have attracted numerous celebrities like Dead Prez, Bilal, Jeru the Damaja, Robert Glasper, Kool Savas, Marteria or JOHN FORTÉ (The Fugees) and underground no names and music lovers from Berlin and world wide. If you want to catch The SWAG in their natural habitat, a trip to the Badehaus venue in Friedrichshain on a Tuesday evening will not disappoint.

The SWAG is comprised of Rapturous Apollo Helios (MC/Vocals), Sugbear Nairn (Guitar/Hype), Roy Danger (Keys/Soundshead), Stefan “Strinx” Fuhr (Bass/Production), Jan “Stix” Pfennig (Drums/Groove), Afromaniac (Scratches/Samples) and Solomon Madu (Vocals).

The SWAG will be playing, along with Juliani and Valsero, at 17:00 on Thursday, July 17 for the closing of the OKFestival.

For more information about the OKFestival Schedule, please click here.

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