Kwak Is Under Construction…January 23, 2020
Thank you to all of our fans, supporters and contributors. We ask for your patience while our site undergoes maintenance and a face lift. We thank you always for your support and will be back up and running shortly.
KwaK Chops it up with Tiffany B ChanelFebruary 9, 2020
Self-taught artist and educator Tiffany B Chanel is driven by passion and purpose. Through her kaleidoscopic portraiture, she depicts pop icons and everyday people with unapologetic vibrancy and aims to illuminate the inner beauty within each of her subjects. She is inspired by faces and aims to make the subject come alive on canvas, conveying a degree of realism forcing the viewer to be moved by feeling.
KwaK Chops it up with Somalia KnightJune 6, 2018
“Somalia Knight, 25 years young, was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. As a child, she looked up to her great grandmother. Not only was she a pillar in the community, but in addition to having 8 kids of her own, she made a point to take care of everyone she knew. As a child, Somalia was shy and kept to herself. She was bullied for her ears and lanky body. She was bullied from the first day of middle school to the end of high school. As she got older, the thicker her skin became…..the stronger the woman stood.
KwaK Chops it up with DJ KamalaApril 23, 2018
As daughter of legendary Jazz Musician, Carter Jefferson who toured with the likes of Little Richard,
Jimi Hendrix, Art Blakey, Mongo Santamaria, Woody Shaw and Fort Apache Band, Kamala was
endowed with a rich and prolific musical origin. A 4th generation Chelsea-Manhattan native of
Indigenous & African American, Puerto-Rican and Cuban roots, Kamala’s multi-cultural upbringing
provided an early introduction to Downtown culture and led her into New York’s vibrant nightlife
community which laid the foundation for her musical expertise and flavorful edge. Specializing in
music spanning 70’s, 80’s, 90s to present and many genres, most notably Soulful House music, Disco
& Soul, classic Hip Hop, Global Lounge, & more, Kamala masterfully mixes and weaves her sets
together with passion and grace. Conjuring moods that speak to her musical journey.
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KwaK Chops it up with Angelica AlamJanuary 23, 2018
Angelica Alam is a financial services professional with over six years of experience in treasury and trade services at various blue chip banking institutions on Wall Street. Prior to joining the financial sector, Angelica held strategy, operations, sales, marketing and business development roles in the media and entertainment industry with roles at major national broadcasters, including VH1 Classic and MTV Networks. Continue reading →
KwaK Chops it up with Fatima RahmatiOctober 29, 2017
Mother. Daughter. Sister. Refugee. Philanthropist. Fatima Rahmati was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and at the age of 4, she and her family fled as refugees from Afghanistan to Australia. Shortly after their arrival, her father passed, leaving behind three young children and a widowed wife. Continue reading →
Kwak-Aversary: 3 year editionFebruary 19, 2016
Nonprofit organization Change Is Inevitable, and Women’s Empowerment blog Karla With A Kay are partnering up once again this year to raise money for homeless youth.
Covenant House International is having their annual SleepOut for Young Professionals on March 18, 2016.
If you’d like to donate, please CLICK the following link BELOW:
KwaK Chops it up with Candi RoseFebruary 17, 2016
Candice “itsmeCan” Rose was born in NYC and raised in Hempstead, NY. A multi cultured individual who was taught diversity at an early age. The experience of a private school with an array of public school friends aided in a well-rounded upbringing. Candice went on to mold her natural crafts.
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I Choose MeJanuary 21, 2016
The first time I ever tried yoga I hated it. I was a swimmer and was used to the push and grind of more, more, more.
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KwaK Chops it up with Ms. BodegaJuly 22, 2015
Ms. Bodega is an American Israeli singer, songwriter, dancer and producer – a spicy sensation that blends worlds and cultures both on and off stage.