Chinua Hawk

Chinua Hawk

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
SoloR&BAcoustic

Chinua Hawk is a world-class singer on a mission to bring real singing back to the forefront of the industry. His music will take you back to a time when music made you feel good and want to sing along. No flash and no glitter, it is simply, acoustic music from the soul.

Biography

CHINUA HAWK - BIOGRAPHY
Award Winning, Singer, Songwriter are just some of the words that can be used to describe the vocal powerhouse known as Chinua Hawk. As a performer with hundreds of performances under his belt, Chinua has been captivating audiences all over the world with the simplicity and class that has defined his career. Chinua has performed in Switzerland, England, Taiwan, South Africa and all across the United States of America.

Chinua has released five CDs independently, including his latest release Waiting on Christmas produced and arranged by Jamie "JAMM" Portee (Avery Sunshine, Michael Jackson) & Joseph Patrick Moore (Earl Klugh, Stewart Copeland, Bob James). The new CD was released world wide October 2013.

His work has been heard on television shows such as CBS Joan of Arcadia, and movies such as “First Sunday” and Dave Chapelles “Block Party”. He has also written songs with Wyclef Jean, performed backing vocals on his CD “The Preachers Son” and worked in the studio with producer/rapper Kanye West on rapper Talib Kweli’s song “Just To Get By”.

Chinua’s other accomplishments include winning the Billboard Magazine/Disc Makers Independent Music World Series beating out over 1,000 bands with just a guitar player to accompany him. In addition, he was named the APCA Multi-Cultural Artist of the year 2005,2006, APCA Best Cultural Fine Arts Artist 2008, APCA Performer of the year 2008, APCA Best Male
Solo Performer 2009.

Chinua has also had the honor and pleasure of performing for the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama during her Let's Move campaign in Alpharetta Georgia.

Management:
Tony Cooper
Encore Artists Development
(770) 460-4164
Tony@encoreartists.com

Booking: Email Bookingchinua@gmail.com

Lyrics

Indivisible

Written By: Chinua Hawk

INDIVISIBLE

Verse I

Some say they want a revolution
Fighting wars is no solution
So forget about it, ease up, stand back, cool down
So tired of our children seeing destitution and their mothers weeping
Can we forget about it, ease up, stand back, cool down
I know we still need our restitution
But ignorance it brings more confusion
But we can win it we can find a way to make it to that better day

Chorus
So I pray that life will get easier
And we stay together in peace
And we live together in harmony
Or will we just just let it be

Verse II

See hate is not a remedy
For peace between you and me
So lets forget about it, ease up, stand back, cool down
Stop using Christ to justify your reasons
For treating everybody else like heathens
Can we forget about it, ease up, stand back, cool down
Cause on the day when the Lord returns
What will you say about what you’ve done
Will you hold your head in shame
Or look down when he calls your name
So do you still want your revolution
Living life without one conclusion
We can win it we can find a way to make it to that better day

Chorus
So I pray that life will get easier
And we stay together in peace
And we live together in harmony
Or will we just just let it be

Gods lullaby

Written By: Chinua Hawk

GODS LULLABY

Verse I

Who made the rain that falls from the sky
Who made the sunshine that brightens your life
Whose there to guide you when you feel you wanna cry
Oh na na na na na na baby don’t cry
Who made the wind blow that brought us all to life
And who sent his son one day to the world to make it right
Who gives understanding when we really don’t know way
Oh na na na na na na baby don’t cry

Pre-Chorus

Do you really know
everything that he did
To save our souls
Do you understand
That God is everything
For us

Chorus

So if you let him he’s gonna take you higher (repeat)
Than you’ve ever been

Verse II

Love is the sweetness
That changes wrong to right
Just the hem of his garment and faith
Can give you life
To the world here’s a message
In truth if we believe
There is a better place for you and for me
God feeds the hunger of the birds and all the bees
So why should we worry that he won’t meet our needs
He just wants us to love him so joy we can receive
So I’ll sing his lullaby so you can be free

Pre-Chorus

Do you really know
everything that he did
To save our souls
Do you understand
That God is everything
For us

Chorus

So if you let him he’s gonna take you higher (repeat)
Than you’ve ever been

Bridge

A rainbow in the sky
Renews a promise kept
It rises through a storm
So we won’t forget

Chorus
So if you let him he’s gonna take you higher (repeat)
To a place beyond the sun
If you believe
Higher than you’ve ever been

Can't Move On

Written By: Chinua Hawk/Shawn McGhee

Can’t Move On

Verse I
I know what it could’ve been, what it should’ve been, what it would’ve been
If I never would’ve lost control
Anytime any place I don’t care
Any face in crowd would care to share if there’s
A reason why
Because they can’t help me now
In this world that I found,
Well maybe I’m just to gone

On a wheel that insists on spinning
With a mind that never stops learning
Is there a reason why
In a dream where realities twisted
Seeing pieces of me are missing and oh
Maybe I’m lost for good

Pre-Chorus
Because they can’t help me now
In this world that I found,
Well maybe I’m just to gone
Because

Chorus
I can’t love and I can’t dream and I can’t move on
I’m afraid to lose the rest of me and I can’t move on
I’m afraid to lose a childhood dream and I can’t move on

Verse II
I know what it could’ve been, what it should’ve been, what it would’ve been
If I never would’ve lost control
Anytime any place I don’t care
Any face in crowd would care to share if there’s
A reason why
Because they can’t help me now
In this world that I found,
Well maybe I’m just to gone

Chorus
I can’t love and I can’t dream and I can’t move on
I’m afraid to lose the rest of me and I can’t move on
I’m afraid to lose a childhood dream and I can’t move on

Discography

Chinua Hawk Discography

SOLO ARTIST

LIST OF ALBUMS AND SONGS UNDER MY PROFESSIONAL NAME: CHINUA HAWK

A Beautifully Complicated Life: Chinua Hawk
Released :March 13, 2012 Blue Canoe Records
Back 2 Life
One Man World
Nickel To Spare
On My Way
Careless Whisper
After The Rain
Sunflower
Sailing
Nothing Compares 2 U
If I Could
You’re All I’ve Got
Let’s Stay Together

Lions and Liars-Sho Baraka
Released March 30 2010 Reach Records
Track 6 Mercy On me (Guest Performer)

Rehab-Lecrae
Released September 28 2010 Reach Records
Track 15 New Reality (Guest Performer)

It’s Alright EP DJ CEM Featuring Chinua Hawk
Released September 5, 2011 Purple Music
1.It’s Alright (Original Mix) (performer)
2.It’s Alright (DJ Cem Dub Mix) (performer)
It’s Alright (Robert Malik 5th Floor Mix) (performer)
It’s Alright (Blackbird Streetmood Mix) (performer)

North Point Christmas
Released September 24 2010 North Point Music
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (performer)

Purple Music, the Master Collection Vol 8
Released Sept 30 2011 Purple Music
Track 15 It’s Alright (performer)

To Africa With Love-Joseph Patrick Moore
Released May 11 2010 Blue Canoe Records
Track 6 Eyerusalem (Guest Performer)

Sushi Raw-Zouk Winter 2011
Released Dec 15, 2010 (Recorded 1999) Sushi Raw
Track 11 Cybersex (Guest Performer)

Live and Learn (Kaysha’s Greatest Hits 1998-2008)
Released Feb 14, 2010 Sushi Raw
Track 4 cybersex (Guest Performer)

Chris Cauley-Self Titled
Released Sept 15, 2008 Chris Cauley
Track 1 Don’t Stop the Music (Writer)
Track 5 Better man (Writer)

With the Windows Down-Chapter 6
Released Dec 2, 2008 Chapter 6
Track 11 Hot Fun In the Summertime (Guest Performer)

Sunflower Revisited-Chinua Hawk (performer)
Released December 15 2006 CH Entertainment
1.Sunflower Intro
2.Sunflower
3.Humming Bird
4.I Remember You
5.Dragonfly in September
6.One Man World
7.Gotta Make It Good
8.Sunflower Outro
9.Blue Rain
10.Indivisible

Seven Soul-Seven
Released May 3, 2004
Track 13 New Orleans (Writer)
Track 15 Hey Girl (Guest Performer, Writer)

The Shoebox Collection Volume 1 (performer)
Released September 19 2004 CH Entertainment
1.Hey Love
2.Nickel To Spare
Love With You
Loved You That Way
Missing You
Adventures In Wonderland
Hey Girl
8.Winter
9.God’s Lullaby
10.Deja Vous

The Preachers Son-Wycleff Jean
Released Nov 3, 2003-Cleff Records LLC
Track 5- Baby Daddy(BGV)
Track 8-Baby (BGV)

Quality-Talib Kweli
Released Nov 19, 2002 Rawkus Records
Track 7 Get By (BGV, Adlibs)

The Beautiful Things-Chinua Hawk (performer)
Released Jan 10 2001 CH Entertainment
1.Can’t Move On
2.Fame
3.Raven Wings
4.Run Away
5.Daisy
6.Feels Good
Walk By Angel
Someone Beautiful
If
They Grow
Missing You
Blue Rain
Lemonade
Sail Away
Take Me Back
If You Let Him

Professor Craig Hayes and The United Voices Choir debut release "Come On Up To Bright Glory"
Released in 1994

Television Appearances:

Joan of Arcadia
Chinua’s song "Can't Move On" was featured on an episode of the show.
2004

Chinua Hawk performed on Bobby Jones Gospel on the BET network.
Appearance 1994