DJ KWAKU (CYGM)

 

Bio:

DJ Kwaku is a Detroit-born seasoned veteran DJ/Producer and the first person from the West Coast (Los Angeles) to track down and deejay Chicago House records in 1986.  He helped fuel the flourishing House Music scene in Atlanta (late-90s to early-2000s) by bringing together multi-cultural ravers with African-American House Music enthusiasts. 

“First person from the West Coast (Los Angeles) to track down and deejay Chicago House records in 1986.” -CYGM

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“Helped fuel the flourishing House Music scene in Atlanta (late-90s to early-2000s) by bringing together multi-cultural ravers with African-American House Music enthusiasts.” -CYGM

 

DJ Kwaku is a descendant of ancestors John & Jane Walls who founded the northern terminal of the Underground Railroad (Ontario).  He feels that it is his destiny to empower people, just as his ancestors lent a helping hand to empower people in their days.

“Kwaku’s ancestors founded the northern terminal of the Underground Railroad.” -CYGM

Kwaku’s uncle, Robert Walker, was a music business contractor who, like the “Black Godfather” Clarence Avant, was the power behind the scenes… a fix-it-man… the go-to guy… for music influencers like Barry Gordy and Don Cornelius.  It was his suggestion that prompted Motown and Soul Train to move West.  In fact, Kwaku’s immediate family and friends were a part of that transition from Detroit to Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley) when Kwaku was 4 years old. 

Robert Walker also had other notable accomplishments.  For example… he helped Barry White get out of a bad record deal and worked with Hugh Hefner to set up the historical Jazz music night at the Playboy Mansion in Chicago, which helped break the color barrier at the time.  Robert was a major mentoring figure for Kwaku at a young age who taught him the principles of “empowerment”.

“Kwaku’s uncle, Robert Walker, was a music business contractor who, like the “Black Godfather” Clarence Avant, was the power behind the scenes.” -CYGM

Thus…. Kwaku has co-founded Wehave1 and the Wehave1 Foundation (Multimedia, Music, Film, Print, and Live Events) designed to activate, support and empower the communities of the future.  He is also a supporter of inter-tribal unity youth-mentoring outreach (CYGM).

https://www.facebook.com/wehave1foundation/

https://wehave1foundation.org/

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