Kiriakos “YAKO 440” Prodis (Beat Maker) is a multi-instrumentalist, beatboxer, beatmaker and graffiti writer who has toured six continents as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department.
Yako has released three albums as a duo with MC/beatboxer Baba Israel and they recently helped form the live Hip Hop/new rare groove quartet Soul Inscribed.
In theater, Yako has created original music for Baba’s “Boombap Meditations” and “The Spinning Wheel Keeps Turning.”
He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College (USA) and has led music and visual art workshops at home and abroad.
Kiriakos was on Next Level Team Tanzania.