Ambessa Fiyapowa
  • 43, Male
  • Oakland, CA
  • United States
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Ambessa has served as a vanguard for conscious expression and cultural diversity with his former group FIYAWATA and now as Ambessa the Articulate or Ambessa FIYAPOWA he continues to spread a message of spiritual liberation and self-awareness. His passion for empowering young people to reach their greatest potential is unrelenting and serves as an inspiration to both his personal and professional colleagues. Ambessa holds a B.A. in Marketing from York College and has also served as a program manager for stellar Bay Area organizations such as Leadership Excellence and Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center.

Ambessa the Articulate, founding member of the powerhouse dub-hip-hop group FIYAWATA, steps out on his own live solo project entitled Ambessa FiyaPowa. With the accompaniment of highly skilled musicians and elements of dance, theater, poetry and rhyme, Ambessa FiyaPowa stands chiseled and driven, producing a higher vibratory frequency of music. An extension of the emcee himself, this unit serves as an avatar for the alter-ego that is Ambessa the Articulate. Ushering hip-hop and dub music into the realms of futuristic electro rock, this outfit's sound dares to defy the rudimentary sounds of today's top 40 tunes. Ambessa has always been a multi-directional innovator and FiyaPowa amplifies the volatile nature of his creativity. Clever, electric, raucous and intoxicating, Ambessa FiyaPowa is dedicated to spreading a message of celebration, spiritual activism, uncompromising liberation and a commitment to excellence.

Bringing together personalities from opposite ends of the country –
Ambessa from Brooklyn, New York and Zakiya from Oakland, CA – these two have joined their talents in the Bay Area in order to forge a formidable new sound. Fiyawata's sound consists of a heady blend of hip-hop stylings, reggae groovaliciousness, deep and powerful soul and Afro-Latin elements. It's a transcendent brew and it's a good thing, too, considering what Fiyawata has to say. “Our message is a fine concoction of spiritual enlightenment, activism and day-to-day street life.”

Fiyawata has earned a special place in the realm of music and the band's popularity continues to grow. Fiyawata's magnificent music has earned the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Yellowman, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Planet Asia, Latoya London, Blackalicious, Dead Prez, Killa Mike, Zion-I, Prophets of Rage and the Crown City Rockers. Fiyawata has appeared at such noteworthy venues as Studio Z, Last Day Saloon, New College of California, The Oakland Box Theater, The Jahva House, Blake's of Berkeley, CB's Gallery, Wetlands and Nkiru Books.

Fiyawata's self-described “dubHIPHOP and rocking soul” is a potent brand of spellweaving. “Our music is high frequency medicinal erotic sorcery that sways humanity into cosmic ecstasy.” Indeed, Fiyawata's music is utterly compelling, luring the listener into a transcendent trance. There is fun to be had here, but this is an experience that extends well beyond mere entertainment. For Fiyawata, music is a being that makes the listener feel “ecstatic, energetic, all-powerful, vibrant and like God.”

Fiyawata stays steadily planning regional tours and performing nationally and internationally while concurrently writing and recording . The band released thier first propject "Live In The Raw" in late 2005 and is in the process of wrapping up three projects entitled “This Is a Journey Into Sound" Volumes 1 and 2 and “Journeys of a Destined Nation". Guaranteed to be icons in hip-hop and the entire field of music, Fiyawata is the inspiration the world has been seeking for a very long time and at last this long-sought force of music is here to turn the party out.

“You could call Fiyawata hip-hop, but that would be kind of like calling Jimi Hendrix a guitarist.” - A&R Select
What type of music do you like?
hip hop, reggae, funk, disco, soul/R&B, breaks, electro, house, dubstep, jungle, pop, jazz, rock, blues
Social Media (FB, IG, Twitter)
http://myspace.com/fiyawatacrew
Profession:
Music Lover, MC, Promoter, A&R, Distributor, Artist, Actor/Theatre, PR/Marketing, TV
Location (City, State):
Oakland, CA
Favorite Music Website:
http://www.moovment.com

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