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Ahamefule J. Oluo is a musician, composer, and comedian. Oluo co-founded the Stranger Genius Award-winning hard-jazz quartet Industrial Revelation and is also leader of the jazz-punk trio The Honorable Chief. He has collaborated with Das Racist, Hey Marseilles, Macklemore, Tacocat, Cataldo, and many others. He works extensively with his wife, writer Lindy West, and co-produced comedian Hari Kondabolu’s debut album, Waiting for 2042, for Kill Rock Stars. He was the inaugural artist-in-residence at Seattle’s Town Hall, and his 2014 performance of Now I’m Fine at On the Boards received universal acclaim. In 2015, Oluo was featured on This American Life.
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Performance Still 1, 2012. performance still: Justin Henning.
In Performance, 2012. photo: Bob Peterson.
Now I'm Fine, Performance still, 2016. photo: Chris Davis.
Industrial Revelation, 2015. photo: Chris Davis .
Ahamefule J. Oluo - Now I'm Fine, Performance still, 2016. photo: Bruce Clayton Tom.