In his own words…
I know there is a piece of me that is connected in some way to the past. Oftentimes, after I’ve created what I create – and I’ve had an chance to listen back to them – I see myself as being intrinsically connected on a subliminal level to my ancestors.
I can’t get away from the fact that I am from Africa and Blackness.
It’s in me, like my bones and my heart is in me. It’s a part of me that I don’t have to create necessarily, it just is.
Everything that created me is still with me – and everytime I sing or speak or communicate, those words are the manifestation of it.
Sankofa! Connectivity. Synergy.
My music comes from this place – a truly unforced thing.
My tongue is African.
We don’t get the luxury of choice of this heart versus that heart, or what have you… the musical part of me is so connected to nature, the world and Africa that when it comes out – it’s a huge organic occurence.
And that’s the only way I can really function… I can’t live in a world there cookies are cut and products are created… I will die. I must live in a natural and non-artificial environment.
100% juice to do what I do – no high fructose corn syrup…because I am 100% juice.
That’s my word… here are a few words that have been said about me:
Yaw has performed on both the theatrical stage and musical stage.
He has had the privilege to work with Ntozake Shange and Paul Carter Harrison and various roles including Walter Lee “A Raisin in the Sun” to Uncle Morty in “Awake and Sing.”
On the musical stage, he has shared the stage with the likes of Floetry, Jaguar Wright, Kindred, and Amel Larrieux. Additionally, he has backed up Eric Roberson and Liz Fields in concert.
The world appears to be opening up for the young singer, who has been likened to Al Green.
His prayer is that God continues to supply him with the words and sounds to affect on larger scales.
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