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. FEMI has since taken her sound and toured throughout the US in venues from Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and her hometown of the Bay Area.
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...a range encompassing everything from jazz to neo-soul,
Femi says she's simply listening to her own inner voice.
She'd prefer to let the music categorize itself, Adding that
as a creative person, you want to experiment with different
forms. --Eric Arnold, East Bay Express (Oct 12, 0005)
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)