When: Thu., July 1, 9 p.m. 2010
The soul singer/songwriter was named the champion in the Billboard Magazine Independent Artist World Series. In addition, Chinua has opened up for such musical acts as Celine Dion. He has written songs with Wyclef Jean and worked in the studio with producer/rapper Kanye West on rapper Talib Kwelis’ song “Just To Get By.” 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. He was also named the APCA Multi-Cultural Artist of the year in 2004 and 2006.