Artist Interview: Kojo Easy Damptey
Talk to us more about your latest release
Daylight Robbery is a concept album that deals with the many stories of marginalized people in our world today.
What inspired you to write this release?
As an African, specifically Ghanaian, I saw that there were many stories of marginalization on the African continent as well as in the West. It was important for me to talk about some of these issues on an album.
Any plans to hit the road?
Since the release of the record, we have been on the road playing in cities across Canada and Ghana.
This year we will be heading into the studio to record my second full length called Giants.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I brand my music a decolonial music. It’s music that deals with how people can challenge colonialism. Not many musicians/artists would classify their music as such.
I believe that is why my music stands out.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I am listening to KHARI WENDELL MCCLELLAND, JANELLE MONAE, AMADOU & MARIAM
Tell us about your passions
I love being involved in academic learning, love social justice initiatives and you can always find me on the basketball court.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Kojo!