The Floacist Talks Marsha Ambrosius, Octavia Butler, Inspiration for the Track "Soul", and "Rebirth"


Grown Folks Music recently had the opportunity to speak with the Floacist about her upcoming release, “The Floacist: Floetry Rebirth”. During our conversation, she discusses everything from the inspiration for the pointed track “Soul” to her favorite artists. The Floacist also discusses why Octavia Butler is her favorite author and which childhood past time she still enjoys to this day. Listen in to find out why she says that the doors to Floetry are always open to former group member Marsha Ambrosius, and hear her thoughts on the unforeseen elements of the music industry.

Floacist Interview by GrownFolksMusic

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Check out the "Say Yes" reinterpretation that has the online community buzzing:


GFM Spotlight - Iyeoka


photo credit Jayson Fann © 2010

Last week I had the distinct pleasure to interview Poet, Recording Artist, and 2010 TED Global Fellow Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo. In this GFM Spotlight segment I chat with Iyeoka about her album Say Yes , what it means to e a global artist and much more.

Iyeoka Interview by GrownFolksMusic


Iyeoka-Say Yes

GFM Family I would like to invite you today to Say Yes to the sound of Nigerian-American award-winning poet, recording artist and TED fellow Iyeoka (ee-yo-kah). Her name means "I want to be respected." All one needs to do is take a listen to this project to understand the manifest destiny her name possesses. Read more


Marsha Ambrosius performs "Say Yes" live at Jazz Cafe, London (July 2009)

Shout out to the Soul Culture family for this one, and check them out for the latest in everything Soulful abroad.