After studying Amilcar Cabral (one of the leaders of the Cape Verdean revolution) while listening to Paco de Lucia and Seu Jorge, hip-hop and jazz fusion artist Femi weaved together a unique new mix of music. Led by single and music video "Senorita", From Spain With Love tells the story of building a new life and family in Spain against the backdrop of an unforgiving world economy. Blending hip-hop, jazz, flamenco and other Andalusian music, rock and folk influences, Femi has created a full musical experience that blends genre lines and explores themes that feel essential to 2018, earning him the title of OkayAfrica's Indie Artist of the Month.
A new resident of Washington DC, Femi is currently at work at Northern Virginia's Grammy award winning Bias Studios recording his sophomore effort, From Indiana With Love - an equally eclectic and challenging mix of blues rock, soul, and hip hop he refers to as simply "blues rap". From Indiana With Love will be released spring of 2019.
Femi is a Nigerian American artist currently based in Washington, DC. He fell in love with the traditional music in Nigerian religious and social gatherings, learning traditional dances. After learning piano at the age of eight, he would spend his formative years learning saxophone and being exposed to the jazz and classical music. In college, he joined the Indiana University Soul Revue where he honed his skills even further, beginning to experiment more and more with hip-hop. New to Washington DC, Femi formed the band Indiana Jonesin with local artists which debuts at The Ugly Mug on January 25th.
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Email: FemisMusic [at] gmail.com