photos by Langston Hues
Anas Canon is a man of profound words and immeasurable talent whose expertise and command of audio production, sound engineering, and DJ'ing are recognized and requested worldwide. The breadth of his diverse body of work is a testimony to the distinct ingenuity and inspiration he infuses into his projects. Anas is firmly committed to advancing social awareness and promoting diversity through art, while continuing to explore new channels for his creative expression
Currently Anas serves as the artistic director and executive producer for the Los Angeles based record label 'Decorative Audio'. As an extension of 'Decorative Audio' Canon developed the 'Hip Hop Ambassadors' program in hopes of presenting positive examples of African American musicians to the international community, as well as spreading the messages of peace & love through the universal language of music. It is another example of his vision and leadership in the music industry. In one of The Hip Hop Ambassador's most recent tour of Indonesia, sponsored by the US State Department's Performance Arts Initiative, broke US Embassy press records and was an unprecedented success in the region reaching millions of viewers.
Often sought out by the media for his opinions and perspectives, Anas has been published in the Washington Post and CNN.com, as well as interviewed by countless newspapers, magazines and media outlets including PBS, BBC, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post and MTV.
Below are a few pieces that were written, produced, captured, edited, and released by Dj Anas Canon