East Liberty congratulates Emmai Alaquiva of Ya Momz House, LLC on receiving a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for music composition and arrangement for the production of the soundtrack for WQED Multimedia’s documentary Fly Boys: Western Pennsylvania’s Tuskegee Airmen.

This is a great accomplishment for Emmai, the entire staff of Ya Momz House, LCC, WQED Multimedia and such performers as Richard Hutchins, Bianca Atterberry and Mt. Ararat’s minister of worship Trini Massie. Fly Boys recounts the journeys of the pioneering men throughout western PA who were among the first African American men to serve as Air Force pilots.

Ya Momz House, LLC was opened in 2001 in the Werner Building in East Liberty, above the Shadow Lounge (where Mr. Alaquiva worked as a doorman for many years.) Emmai was also honored last year as one of Pittsburgh’s 40 under 40. Ya Momz House has also received numerous awards including Telly, Davey and A.I.R Awards.

To read more about the Emmy winner and upcoming events and projects look through their Press Release or
read about them in the City Paper.