Spring session, 6 classes (May 11 - June 16)

1634 Guilford Ave Baltimore MD 21202 (Lanvale St Entrance)

About Instructor: Menes Yahudah is an Ethnomusicologist, Artist and Cultural Arts Educator. He is the President and CEO of Urban Foli Djembe Orchestra Performing Arts, Inc. His West African drumming career has span over 35 years; his musical studies have taken place both in the United States and abroad. Menes is a graduate of Baltimore City College. He received his Teacher Certification in Traditional Mandingue Technique and Rhythm from 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. Read More

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

E: booking@urbanfoli.com

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

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