GioSafari is the pseudonym for NYC-based singer-songwriter and peace activator Gio Andollo. In May 2008, he was struck by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle in Orlando, Florida. He suffered deep bouts of depression and existential frustration until he began busking later that year. Thus GioSafari was born, performing as a solo artist on the streets of downtown Orlando. Andollo now speaks truth to power in the heart of Empire (NYC) - recalling the subversive musical traditions of American folk and punk, singing for peace and justice, in solidarity with the Occupy movement, and advocating the use of bicycle helmets.