Performance: Amenta Abioto

February 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for our final performance night for the WE. exhibition featuring the music and magic of Amenta Abioto.

Songwriter, music producer, and actor Amenta Abioto is on the cutting edge of all that is musical, theatrical, and literary. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas. She brings to the music scene funky academia while skipping vocally from soul shaking gospel to smooth jazz and then onto hip hop rhythms wrapped in West African beats.

About Amenta Abioto

Amenta was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She became a part of the Portland community in 2010 after graduating from Idyllwild Arts Academy where she trained in musical theatre. Since graduating she has courted the music scene and produced one self-titled EP, Amenta Abioto, and one album, Opening Flower Hymns. Mythological characterization and cultural stories are reflected in her original works.

Check out Amenta Abito’s website, and her upcoming February release,

Every Friday night admission to the Portland Art Museum is $5 after 5 p.m.

Public transit to the Museum is available via the MAX, Streetcar, Bus lines 4, 6, and 15.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Amenta Abioto