A Note from the 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 native of Miami, FL, Kunya is an alum of New World School of the Arts College’s opera program, but often traverses the worlds of various genres. His artistic credits include performances with Magic City Opera, Slow Burn Theatre, Opera Naples, Florida Grand Opera, Orchestra Miami, Nu Deco Ensemble, Illuminarts, Klezmer Orchestra, and M Ensemble. He also serves as a national reviewer for the National YoungArts Foundation's classical voice division. Kunya is the artistic director of "Hued Songs”, a performance series that explores and celebrates black history through the lens of black music and artists, as well as the Music Access Program Manager at The Miami Foundation, leading a coalition to bring the power of music to every child in Miami. Through his work he seeks to be a conduit for accessible arts across a multi-cultural platform.