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Floxy Bee,the Hikosso Queen

World Music Band from East Orange, NJ Will travel up to 500 miles

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  • Member Since 2013
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  • Starting at $1,200 per event

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Floxy Bee, the Yeye Asa (mother of the source) of Ile-Ife Iyanfoworogi, Yeye Osun of Modakeke, has been performing and recording as the Hikosso Queen in the US & Canada in such venues as the Apollo Theatre, Symphony Space, Joe's Pub, Musicfest, the Toronto Afrofest, the Lekki Easter Show, various clubs and events such as benefits for NY Central Park at the Museum of Natural History and the Hunger Project at the NY Hilton. The band can very in number according to the budget and the type of material which can cover the full range of African music from traditional, contemporary & Makeba classics and can include Caribbean and American repertoire She recommends at trado-contemporary ensemble of between 6-8 musicians & singers, featuring many of her own compositions in the Hikosso (high-life, Yoruba, afrobeat, soukous) genres. She can provide PA for an additional fee. Floxy Bee, the Queen of Hikosso Music is from the Onigbinde family. Onigbinde means "the drummer has arrived". Her grandfathers, as they had been doing for generations, would beat the drums and sing at all the major festivals in the town of Modakeke/Ile Ife. She remembers when she was a little girl, her mother dragging her to the face-cutter, her terror at seeing the knives and how she cried and cried after it was done. Because of the marks on her face she could only run so far from her culture. All she had to do was to wash her face and look into the mirror and she knew from where she had come. For the last several years she has been in Nigeria where she produced, scored, cowrote and acted in the Nollywood epic OSUN THE GOODESS and as the Yeye Asa of Modakeke she founded and organized the Osun Festival of Modakeke which has taken place in March for the past four years. Her father was an officer in the Nigerian army and he loved playing highlife. When she stepped out into the military compound she would hear all at the indigenous music of Nigeria. As a young singer, out of Nigeria's fascination for all things Western, she had to learn American Jazz & R&B classics in addition to her indigenous music. Later she added Reggae, Miriam Makeba and some Grand Opera to her repertoire. The Yoruba believe that a person is born with a purpose, anyone hearing Floxy Bee sing knows that her purpose was to make music. At heart she is an African woman and recent years she has immeshed herself in the traditional music and culture of Nigerian. Her record "Gbanga Lasata" you can sense the joy, the pain, the beauty and the struggle of African women. Her Chieftaincies entitle her to perform the traditional Yoruba wedding ceremony.

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Review by Daniela G.

FundraiserReviewed on October 25, 2017From New York City, NY

Floxy Bee and her band were absolutely amazing - her voice is incredible and the sound was brilliant. They adapted the set according to our crowd who really had a great time. Incredible value for money. I felt privileged that Floxy Bee flew back all the way from Nigeria for this event. If you are looking for a genuine African sound with a beautiful authentic African feel then look no further.

Review by Eyitayo O.

Engagement PartyReviewed on October 25, 2014From Kingston, NJ

Floxy Bee was very professional at organizing and performing at the ceremony. She was also very flexible and accommodating to some of the guests delay. Overall, I will say she was the best choice we could get and even if we had doubled the price we paid to get another performer, we wouldn't have gotten anyone better than Floxy. Thanks again.

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Upcoming Events

October 26, 2021 • Corporate Function
Tue6:00 PM - 7:30 PM New York City, NY

Past Events

August 9, 2021 • Musikfest
Mon6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Bethlehem, PA
October 25, 2017 • Fundraiser
Wed9:30 PM - 11:00 PM New York City, NY
June 11, 2016 • Ukrainian Cultural Center
Sat6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Somerset, NJ
March 19, 2016 • Club Event
Sat7:30 PM - 7:45 PM Providence, RI
October 25, 2014 • Engagement Party
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Kingston, NJ
December 7, 2013 • Leonard Nimoy Thalia @ Symphony Space
Sat8:30 PM - 11:30 PM New York, NY

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