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Chinua Hawk Performs February 9

Chinua Hawk
2/8/2006 —

"My music is for everyone," that's what singer, songwriter Chinua Hawk says about his work.   Chinua will bring his talents to Penn State York's Pullo Family Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.   The performance, in celebration of African-American History Month, is free and open to the public.

Based on the inspiration of legendary singers such as Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway, Chinua's lyrics can be defined as mirrors to life experiences.  He clearly creates an edge to the industry terminology, pop, and combines it with good old-fashioned soul.   He's coined the phrase" pop-soul" and made it his niche.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Chinua considers himself a citizen of the world.  He always knew that he was destined to be a singer from the time he sang in church at the Friendship Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey.   With the unique ability to express feelings in his music in such a way that listeners will fall into the melody of each note. Chinua's musical prowess is universal.   As he sings, you can't but feel as though Chinua is singing his songs directly to you, from his heart to yours.  In this age of glitz, glamour, and special effects, Chinua is a much needed relief from the gimmicks.

This performance is part of Penn State York Cultural and Performing Artists Series sponsored by the campus and the York Newspaper Company.

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