BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR
Blitz the Ambassador is a Musician and Filmmaker born in Accra, Ghana and based in Brooklyn, New York. Blitz has released 4 studio albums, Stereotype (2009), Native Sun (2011) and Afropolitan Dreams (2014) and Diasporadical (2016) He has collaborated with artists such as Seun Kuti, Nneka and legendary Grammy Award winning artist Angelique Kidjo. Blitz's short films Native Sun (2012) and Diasporadical Trilogìa (2016) have premiered at BAM New Voices in Black Cinema. As a musician and band leader, Blitz and his Embassy Ensemble have performed at music festivals such as Roskilde (Denmark) Solidays (France), Mawazine (Morocco), Sauti za Busara (Zanzibar) sharing the stage with the likes of The Roots, Hugh Masekela, Sting, and Public Enemy. Blitz is a 2016 TED Fellow and recipient of the Vilcek Prize, recognizing immigrant contributions to American society in the Arts.