Our Expertise, at Your Service. Core Offerings
Communications + Marketing
We've created successful campaigns for poets, philanthropics, and others.
From the "30 Minute Fastbreak" to the "Ask AKILA" full session, our consultations are both pragmatic and inspirational.
Our writers specialize in servicing artists, cultural orgs, non-profits, and entertainment companies.
Established in 1997, our email, social media, and mobile marketing solutions are known as Put On BLAST! (aka POB!).
We've helped authors, filmmakers & non-profits raise nearly $300K for their artistic projects. We can help you too!
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.
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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