Kunya C. Rowley
Founder & Artistic Director
Hued Songs was born from my own sense of feeling culturally & ancestrally lost. In this music, however, I found myself. In these songs and in these texts- I see myself. I see roots to a lineage and to a history that originated many centuries before me and many miles from where I stand, yet still undeniably my own. It is a history that belongs to all of us and that deserves a voice.
Robert Lynch once cited the importance of intercommunity connection, commenting on the impact the arts can have in bringing communities together. At a time in which there is so much that divides us, Hued Songs seeks to be a part of the vibrant, cultural tapestry of South Florida to help further connect our communities.
Thank you for sharing this moment with us.
With gratitude & excitement,
Kunya C. Rowley
A South Florida native, Kunya Rowley is a community, social impact, and artistic leader. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Hued Songs, a non-profit that celebrates Black culture through artistic experiences, as well as the Music Access, Arts, & Culture Manager at The Miami Foundation, leading the Foundation’s effort on making music education & the arts more accessible and equitable in Greater Miami. Kunya is a graduate from The University of Florida and is an alum of New World School of the Arts’ opera program. In 2017, Kunya was the recipient of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge grant, which propelled the founding of Hued Songs. Since its founding, Hued Songs has gone on to produce performances across South Florida, providing a platform on which Black & Brown artists can be seen, heard, and paid and working to remove community barriers to arts access. He is a member of the NAACP Miami-Dade chapter, as well as the GMCVB LGBTQ Tourism Advisory Committee. Through his work, Kunya seeks to build community through music and to be a conduit for accessible arts across a multi-cultural platform.