We are OKAPI, an Avant-Folk Art Rock duo based out of Asheville, NC utilizing upright bass, cello, and voice through aggressive (yet intimate) orchestrations. Our art hails from a realm which advocates the conscious confrontation with reality, rather than the subconscious avoidance or distraction from it. We work to present our pieces in ways which are honest, organic, and raw, in hopes of emboldening others' thoughts and passions, and to prompt an understanding of our own capabilities and significance as beautifully unique individuals. We carry messages to encourage individual awareness, freedom, and healthy growth for all who are willing to listen, with a goal of inspiring people to question and combat their oppressors, their dependencies, and their inner selves. Our website contains an in-depth look into our mission, doctrine, lyrics, and their meanings. You'll also find various ways to explore our work through other social media outlets. Thanks for listening!