Ozi Jarel is a Ugandan and Sudanese poet who is inspired by his upbringing in an ethnically diverse community. He is unique in the way he explores the stories of his ancestors through rhythm and intricate word-play. After performing these experiences in East-Africa and South-East Asia, he moved to Australia. Here he continues to captivate audiences with the way he paints a timeless picture in the minds and souls of his listeners.
Coming off of his debut showcase at BIGSOUND Festival 2019, where Jarel was also invited to be a speaker on the asset that is multiculturism in the Australian music industry, he is collaborating with leading local artists to develop his next release. In a new era of Hiphop Music in Australia, he aspires to spearhead the movement in Brisbane.
His latest single "Cash" off the EP, Baobab I was played on several Triple J radio shows as well as UK radio station Kane FM. Notable performances at The Zoo, The Elephant Hotel, The Triffid, The Wickham and The Hillton, Brisbane. In 2018 he won the Grounded Show spoken-word competition hosted at Schonell Theatre, UQ. Ozi Jarel performed his second headline show in Brisbane on May 18 2019 at The Flamin’ Galah launching his second EP, "Boabab I".
In 2016 he supported multi-national band “Indigo and the lights” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the Jazz club, "No Black Tie". In 2015, he released his second Mixtape, "The Veritas" and launched the project on the largest chart hosting radio station in Uganda, "Hot100". Since his first mixtape, "The Damnatus" which was released online in ‘13, Ozi Jarel has mastered communicating with crowds through his intense presence and powerful rhythm. Modern yet tribal, thoughtful yet conversational, he's Ozi Jarel.
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