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Kofi: Made in Akron Film Premiere & Concert Fundraiser

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The Tangier Restaurant & Cabaret

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44303

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ArtsNow Exectutive Director Nicole Mullet & Getta Kutuchief are thrilled to host a film premiere & concert event in support of Kofi Boakye as he prepares to continue his education at Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2019. Kofi has set-up a a tax exempt 529 savings plan he has been contributing to and now we're asking the community that has come alongside his work since he was 8 years old to rally a kid from Akron!

  • 5:00pm VIP Reception ($85.00)

  • 6:00pm General Admission Doors Open ($50.00) | Silent Auction/Raffle with Open Bar & Appetizers Served

  • 6:30pm Documentary Premiere and Q&A Hosted by YouTuber Vanessa Michelle

  • 7:00pm Performance by Award-winning Pianist Kofi Boakye & Band

Who is Kofi?

Kofi R. Boakye is a 19-year-old Award-winning pianist born in Akron, Ohio. Kofi has gathered musical experience from myriad venues across the United States. Kofi has been interviewed by 8x Emmy Award Winner Romona Robinson of CBS WOIO News as well as appeared in multiple magazines, newspapers and broadcasts across Ohio. Though many of his experiences stem from within the U.S., Kofi has had the opportunity to refine his talents on the world stage, touring Germany and Prague with the Miller South Show Choir. At the age of 15, Kofi was accepted into the University of Akron School of Music’s Jazz Program, making him the youngest African-American pianist to ever be accepted into a collegiate-level jazz program at the UA. Kofi continued his upward path of music production and songwriting when musically producing the Emmy-Nominated Short-Film “Why Not Akron?”. While music remains at the core, Kofi’s accolade extends beyond the big stage. In 2014, President Barack Obama and the White House awarded Kofi with the “President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence”. In 2018, Kofi won the Silver medal in the NAACP ACT-SO National Competition; making him the first person from Akron to ever win. Currently, Kofi is a newly minted high-school graduate and attends the University of Akron studying Integrated Marketing Communications. He will attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in the Fall of 2019.



Interested in donating towards Kofi's cause?
All donations via credit card or online payment can be made by clicking here!
All check donations are payable to “Blackrock 529” and can be addressed to
Kofi Boakye Music
P.O. Box 4664
Akron, Ohio 44310

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