A Miami native , Kunya Rowley (he/him) is a community, social impact, and arts leader. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Hued Songs, a non-profit that celebrates Black culture through artistic experiences, as well as the Music Access, Arts, & Culture Manager at The Miami Foundation, leading the Foundation’s effort on making music education & the arts more accessible in Greater Miami. Kunya is a graduate from The University of Florida and is an alum of New World School of the Arts’ opera program. In 2017, Kunya was the recipient of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge grant, which propelled the founding of Hued Songs, providing a platform on which Black & Brown artists can be seen, heard, and paid, working to remove community barriers to arts access. He is among Legacy Miami’s 2021 40 Under 40: Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, a member of the NAACP Miami-Dade chapter, and a 2022 AIRIE, Everglades Artist in Residence.