Ten Questions with Oddisee
Sudanese-American artist Oddisee takes five to answer 10 ahead of this week’s NZ shows.
leave with. I want people to leave with a feeling. My band and I are looking to use the live platform to be personal and share an emotional experience.
Will you be performing new music in New Zealand?
I’ll be performing music that covers my entire catalog. Although the music isn’t new, it’s been reworked to feel new.
You’re playing in Queenstown and Havelock North as well as some main centres. What is it about those towns that appeals as venues?
To be honest, we go where we’re booked. That question would better be asked by the venues that take on our shows. Often times we’re introduced to cities due to being brought there.
You once tweeted that Auckland is home of your favourite clothing brand and favourite coffee. Is that still the case?
Absolutely. I Love Ugly is still a brand I support and New Zealand has some of the best baristas on earth.
What’s your favourite memory of your time in New Zealand?
Taking my fiance´ , now wife, to Piha beach for a walk around.
If you had one wish that would come true, what would it be?
To continue making music for a living the rest of my life.
You can only have one album on your device. What is it?
Marvin Gaye — I Want You. I connect with that album so much.
You’re curating a festival with a dream line-up. Who’s on the bill, alive or dead?
The Roots, Tribe Called Quest, Bilal, Little Brother and Oddisee & Good Compny.
Sudanese-American artist Oddisee.