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Mwalim *7) -DaPhunkee Professor

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: June 6, 1968    

Mwalim *7), a.k.a. DaPhunkeeProfessor is a multidisciplinary, master artist and teacher. As a musician, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer, he is the type of soul - funk - jazz artist who embodies the time-honored tradition of the musical storyteller. A vibrant and prolific figure in the underground soul and dance music scene, Mwalim notes, “I never made a killing, but I've always made a living.” Nicknamed ‘DaPhunkeeProfessor’ by a former student; Mwalim is a tenured professor of English and Black Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Playing Carnegie Hall before he turned 14, Mwalim began his career in the 1980's, while attending Music & Art High School. Hanging out in the fabled 251 West 3oth Street music building led to doing session work at Planet Studios and Rogue studios; later doing session work at Jazzy Jay Recording Studios when it was located in the Bronx. Nicknamed “The String Guy” for adding violin, viola and cello parts to songs, he also played keyboard on a number of early hip-hop, r&b and dance music recordings in New York City and eventually Boston, MA....
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Awards

2009 New England Foundation for the Arts- Native Arts Grant 2010 New England Urban Music Awards 'Best Male Jazz Artist' 2012 New England Urban Music Awards 'Best Male Jazz Artist' 2012 New England Foundation for the Arts- Native Arts Grant

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Latest Release

The Liberation Sessions: Soul of the City

(2010)
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”He grew up immersed in a blend of his Bajan (Barbados) and Wampanoag cultural heritages, both of which highly value voice for song and spoken-word communications.” - PAMELA MAREAN, New Bedford Standard Times

“The highlight of the night for me was a soulful, four-piece jam session featuring Mwalim *7)” - Jason Perry, Southcoast 247

Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationMashpee, MA

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundSongwriting, composition, band direction

Nord Keyboard Pevey Amp
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