Ky-Mani was born in Falmouth, Jamaica, but at the age of nine, he relocated to the inner-city of Miami . During his youth, Ky-Mani was unaware of his musical abilities, sports being his first love. With his mother’s direction, he took piano and guitar lessons and played trumpet in his high school band.
In addition to tapping into his musical talents, Ky-Mani was an athlete, competing in soccer and American football. As a teenager, Ky-Mani started rapping and deejaying; his first single was “Unnecessary Badness”.
He became inspired as a singer after being asked to sing a hook to a song during a recording session at a studio in Miami. Ky-Mani soon began experimenting with laying tracks, at times with his brothers, Stephen, Julian and Damian.
Flobots are a band of musicians, time travelers, and speech language mythologists seeking to uncover treasures hidden within songs.
Armed with musicianship, intelligence, and an ingrained sense of rebellion, Flobots are looking to engage a new musical culture, one mind at a time.
If you are thinking, you are winning.
Jonny 5 – Emcee, Vocals
Brer Rabbit – Emcee, Vocals
Mackenzie Gault – Viola, Vocals
Jesse Walker – Bass
Kenny Ortiz – Drums
They are crowdfunding our newest albums, www.noenemies2016.com
ARTISTS & SPEAKERS
Kaisi Berick – the Siren.
Jahi of PE 2.0
Xiuhtezcatl of Earth Guardians
DJ Cavem and Alkemia Earth
Eddie Keaton of Freedom Movement Rhymes4theTimes.com
Gordon Turrisi of www.watchermoon.com
Jill Knight of www.jillknight.com
Jon Nash of “Beautify our Lives”
Samuel J of samueljmusic.com
Tom Neilson of www.tomneilsonmusic.com
The “One Note Stand Acapella” at University of Colorado, Boulder will perform The National Anthem prior to Presidential Debate.
The United We Stand Festival hosted by Free and Equal Elections Foundation began in Los Angeles and will continue as a tour, bringing together popular socially-conscious musicians, speakers, authors, and other cultural leaders to discuss and celebrate the political process. This momentum will help inspire people to run for office targeting the Congressional races in 2016.