April R. Silver

About the Founder

A respected cultural arts advocate and curator, published writer, and communications executive, April R. Silver established AKILA WORKSONGS to honorably service the public relations, marketing, and public programming needs of the progressive community-at-large. She's been featured in The Washington Post, Ms., ESSENCE, EBONY, on CNN, and in many other media outlets (in the U.S. and internationally). Her first book, Be a Father to Your Child: Real Talk from Black Men on Family, Love, and Fatherhood, was published to critical acclaim. Her second will focus on Black women (slated for 2021). Stay tuned for her personal site in June 2020.

"April R. Silver and her AKILA WORKSONGS team are first-in-class. They bring the skill, sharp insight, and integrity to the projects they take on and are masters in the use of new and traditional media. Silver is a spirited and visionary leader. She's an uncommon professional and a joy to work with. AKILA WORKSONGS is the wise choice for any effective reach into the hearts and minds of Urban America--they over-deliver. Surely, they are my choice!"

- Susan L. Taylor, Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement; Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, ESSENCE Magazine
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Hugh Masekela at JITV2010. Photo Credit: TRANSART Archives

Monthly Client Spotlight (August 2020)

Jazz in the Valley (An Annual Music Festival)

Jazz in the Valley (JITV) is an internationally-acclaimed festival that features some of the greatest musicians on the planet. Over the past 20 years, JITV has emerged as a magical gathering for those who most appreciate the art form. Some of the legends, masters, and giants who have graced the stage include Randy Weston, Oscar Brown Jr., Jimmy Cobb, Ahmad Jamal, Eddie Palmieri, Les McCann, Alex Blake, Francesca Tanksley, Marlena Shaw, Craig Harris, Charenee Wade, Javon Jackson, Neil Clarke, and Hugh Masekela (pictured). Enjoy the music of JITV alum every Wednesday night on www.RadioKingston.org from 7 pm to 9 pm EST.


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AKILA WORKSONGS (A Communications Agency, Is Powered In Part by AKILA Unlimited LLC). Founder and CEO April R. Silver is a link in the Integrated Wealth Alliance (IWA).
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