HIVE is a group of people making music with just their voices and some crazy sound effects - all while trying to make the world a better place.
HIVE is a group of humans making music with just their voices and some crazy sound effects - all while trying to make the world a better place.
All HIVE singers are also music educators and not only sing and perform, but also teach workshops on vocal music. Giving back to the musical community through education is a core value of the group.
HIVE has performed all over the country at vocal festivals and events, including Boston Sings (BOSS), Milwaukapella and WeSing Vocal Festival. In September 2018, HIVE had the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall for The A Cappella Open Finals. Since the group’s inception in fall of 2017, HIVE has released four singles and music videos and is in the process of writing new original music for a debut album.
HIVE is influenced by craftsmanship in songwriting, lyrics that are raw in honesty and true to spirit, and music that moves people. Artists like Krystle Warren, Merrill Garbus, Becca Stevens and Laura Mvula have shaped the sound and soul of HIVE’s music.
HIVE is Christina Wilson, Lisa Forkish, Moorea Dickason and Nina Kasuya.
Lisa Forkish is an award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, educator and self-described “Love Warrior,” infusing all she creates with fierce authenticity and heart. Based out of Oakland, CA, Lisa has released four solo albums of original music to date, and is currently putting out new music on Patreon every month.
Lisa is Vocal Music faculty at Oakland School for the Arts where she is the founder and director of five-time national champion a cappella group, Vocal Rush.
Lisa continues to use her songwriting, performing and teaching as a vehicle for social change, and believes in the power of music to transform, uplift, empower and build connection. More info at www.lisaforkish.com.
Moorea is a full time musician in the SF Bay Area. She has a music video series on Patreon with her husband and musical collaborator, Tarik Ragab. Moorea is the audio and mix engineer for the series, she shoots and edits the film, and conceptualizes, arranges and performs music for the project.
In addition to performing live in Hive, Moorea is the lead singer and co-founder of the original art-rock band, MoeTar.
Moorea teaches private lessons, provides vocal workshops and music-educational lectures at schools, and is the Associate Director of the Women’s A Cappella Association.
A native of Southern California, Christina is a full time musician and educator. She performs as part of the LA based folk group Honey Whiskey Trio, and is part of the latest line up of The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers.
Christina is part of the vocal faculty at Hills Music Academy of Music, Art & Dance in Palos Verdes, and is part of Musical Miracles, a non profit organization that services the youth of Los Angeles.
Nina Kasuya is a singer and educator based in Los Angeles, California. She directs the musical theater program and a cappella group at Emerson Middle School, and also teaches a range of classes including solo singing and performance workshops, group masterclasses, choreography and movement, and inclusion-based discussions. Nina graduated from UCLA with a degree in Ethnomusicology / Music Industry.
In addition to her performance endeavors, Nina pursues her passion for social justice education as the Program Manager of the Computer Science Equity Project in UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.