About Instructor: Menes Yahudah is an Artist and Cultural Arts Educator. He is the President and CEO of Urban Foli Djembe Orchestra Performing Arts, Inc. His musical career has span over 40 years; his studies have taken place both in the United States and abroad. Menes is a graduate of Baltimore City College. He received a portion of his training in Traditional Mandingue Technique and Rhythm from Mamady Keita of Tam Tam Mandingue International Academy and received a Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award through the Maryland Arts Council for his studies with Baile McKnight. Menes was named one of the 2015 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows for his cultural arts program and festival called Muze It. Read More

Virtual Drum Classes w/ Baba Menes

The quarantine can't stop us from making music! Register today for Children's drum classes! Classes focus on Traditional Djembe and Dundun technique and rhythm.




Returning student priced per month: $40

Virtual Walk-in priced per class: $15


Saturday class times:

10:15am-10:50am (ages 2-6yrs )

11:00am - 11:45am (ages 7-14yrs )

Drum purchase is available, Click Here to inquire.

Note: We use Zoom Conferencing (or comparable platform) for classes. Students will need access to wifi, device with a camera, and headphone (for better sound quality).



Class link will be sent after session or class is purchased. Students will not be permitted into to class if more than 15 minutes late. Students must mute their microphones after entering class. Camera should be positioned so that both the student and instrument are visible.


Urban Foli is a musical theater performance group that expresses traditional African drumming and dance bridged with contemporary sound and movements. Urban Foli uses ethnomusicology to cultivate a mixture of West African and African American percussion and culture.

Under ancient tradition, each ethnic/tribal group or percussionist develops their own sound; Urban Foli encourages its members to combine ancient teachings with the evolution of R&B and hip-hop culture and sound. The goal is not only to preserve traditional music and history, but to continue the legacy of percussion and movement that has been passed down in the Americas. The group’s mission is to expose as many as possible to the fusion of mainstream contemporary music and culture with ancient African beats, movement and sounds.


T: 443-986-3289


Class Location: 1634 Guilford Ave. Baltimore MD 21214 (Lanvale St., Entrance)

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