YAWA (aka Amenta Abioto): Amenta Abioto is a singer, songwriter, producer, performance artist from Memphis, TN. In her one-woman show, she builds vocal and instrumental loops from kalimba, synthesizer, drum machine, and guitar creating atmospheric textures. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas while skipping musically from soul-shaking gospel to smooth jazz. Boldly mystical and soul-fired, her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Amenta studied drama and was familiarized with the stage. Her solo project made debut in at house show in Spring of 2012. Since then, Amenta has released three projects and toured with The Blow, Secret Drum Band, Typhoon, and The Ghost Ease.
GHOST PISS is a diy music producer and singer song writer new to Portland via Brooklyn, here to remind you that emotions are beautiful, pink is punk, and life is fun. Torn between pop and experimental worlds, I only feel right when I incorporate elements of both. When not playing music, I work as a botanist and resource advisor on wild fires in the Oregon woods.