Floetry: Floacism “Live”

Everything you always wanted to know about Philadelphia but were afraid to ask comes true again with this London, England duo’s relocation to Philly three years ago. As if the presence of The Roots over the last 10 years and the more recent materialization of Jill Scott and Kindred the Family Soul weren’t enough, Floetry further reaffirms our faith in the city as a hotbed of soul as they come racing out of the gates with a two-disc set showcasing songs from their debut album Floetic as well as three newly recorded tracks. Floetry manages to knit together two very unique voices in Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart, crisscrossing their stories and melodies over an apt wall of sound birthed of the work of producers A Touch of Jazz, overseen by Philly stalwart DJ Jazzy Jeff Townes. An accompanying live DVD, featuring a full one-hour show, is exactly what you would expect from listening to their recordings—full of energy, life, and a seduction of their audience the recordings couldn’t possibly deliver. Though the video itself is a little flat compared to the film, the sound does not suffer. This live show was recorded at House of Blues in New Orleans—arguably one of the best-sounding rooms in the country, if not the world. Look for them to bring that sound to Houston in February, supporting Erykah Badu when she kicks off her tour in our fair city. From Dreamworks ( —Lance Walker


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