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Floxy Bee - African Hikosso Queen - Symphony Space Nov. 22
(Published: October 15, 2014)

Floxy Bee
African Hikosso Queen
November 22, 2014
Symphony Space - NYC
Tribute to Miriam Makeba

Date: Nov. 22, 2014 - 8:30pm - $38/door
Place: Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St., NYC
Phone: 212-864-5400
Reservations: www.symphonyspace.org

The Yeye Asa Festival is a musical celebration of the cultural contributions of African women to the world. This year's festival features performances by Floxy Bee, the Yeye Asa of lle-lfe lyanfoworgi and her band and it features a musical tribute to Miriam Makeba.


Every year in early December, there is a cultural festival in Ile-Ife Iyanfoworogi, in the heart of Yorubaland (West Africa). At the 2012 festival, Nigerian singer and entertainer FLOXY BEE - a.k.a the Hikosso Queen - became a Chief: the YeYe Asa (Mother of Culture) of Ile-Ife Iyanfoworogi. As it is not possible for her to participate in this year's festival in Nigeria, it was decided that she would hold a parallel event in New York City. Because the YeYe Asa is a woman, the NY festival would focus on the cultural contributions of African women.

It is not easy for a traditional culture to adapt to the modern world. Throughout Africa, traditional roles and values have broken down and women have been particularly vulnerable in the transition. In music, the traditional genres are being replaced with hip hop and Western pop styles, and the spirituality, the other-worldness of African music, is being lost. The YeYe Asa Festival celebrates those African women who struggle to preserve the positive in their culture while adapting to the gender-equal modern world. Who is better than a woman to mother tradition into the modern age'

The 2nd YeYe Asa Festival/NY will be held at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm.

Tickets are $33 advance, $38 day of show; $30 seniors/students/members, available through the Symphony Space box office: 212-864-5400 or http://symphonyspace.org/event/8182/Music/yeye-asa-festival-new-york.

Floxy Bee Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/hikossoqueen.

For more information:
Paul Trautman: paultrautman@gmail.com



1996 "I Go Die For You" CD
2000 "Hikossoul" CD
2004 "Ajulo" CD
2008 "Orimitikore" VCD
2008 "Songs of Universal Love/S.O.U.L VCD
2110 "Adura mi ti Gba" VCD
2011 "Eko Oni Baje & Meta Meta VCD
2012 "Merry Christmas Oluwatoyin/
God is worthy of Praise CD
2013 "Oluwatoyin" VCD
2014 "Gbangba Lasata" CD

More Information: http://www.floxybee.com/

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