Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Kenya, Rapasa Nyatrapasa Otieno is based in Newcastle upon Tyne. His main instrument, the Nyatiti, is a traditional eight-string lyre from the shores of Kenya’s Nam Lolwe (Lake Victoria). The music he creates is inspired from traditional storytelling.
He is currently focusing on developing skills in video-making and live projection to develop a full interactive live projection experience for his current body of work. Rapasa will use his Residency to focus on preparing for the tour of this work using the elements he has gained from this development and work with the artists who will join him on stage.