Born: July 25, 1972
Bay Area native of Puerto-Rican ancestry, FEMI has established her musical presence with powerfully sweet vocals, passionately poetic song writing and sultry production. Her music has been defined as neo-funk & soul but its roots go much deeper with an infusion of afro- latin/carribean rhythms, jazz, hip-hop, salsa and rock, blending perfectly to create a unique sound all her own.
As one of the pioneers of the Oakland underground music scene, FEMI began laying the groundwork as an emerging artist, captivating the heart, soul and ears of those in underground Oakland art community, unaware that she was painting vivid collages of sound and texture that were considered experimental for the time...
A veteran of Oakland's cultural arts scene, Femi's been a dancer, hip-hop MC, spoken-word poet and performance artist, in addition to a singer. Her stylistic versatility extends to her music, a blend of soul, funk, jazz, salsa, house, hip- hop and reggae that she's dubbed neo-funk. --Eric Arnold, East Bay Express (Dec 06, 0006)