Encore Artist Development Welcomes Chinua Hawk
Chinua Hawk won the 2003 Heineken Music Initiative/ASCAP Foundation R&B Songwriter’s Grant along with his partner Kwame Viapree for their song "I Remember You" featured on his CD Sunflower. Chinua’s other accomplishments include winning the Disc Makers Independent Music World Series in 2004, beating out over 1,000 bands with just a guitar player to accompany him. He has also performed at 267 (and the list is growing)different colleges since 2004 and was named the APCA (Association For The Promotion of Campus Activities) Multi-Cultural Artist of the year in 2004 and 2006. Millions heard Chinua’s song “Can’t Move On” from his debut independent release The Beautiful Things when it aired on the CBS drama Joan of Arcadia. Along with his extensive touring record, Chinua boasts CD sales not only in the US, but also in France, England, Japan, Switzerland, and Canada. Not bad for an unsigned act.