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.
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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
Willing to teach
Songwriting, composition, band direction