We are pleased to report that this year our goal was to raise funds to sponsor 6 families to attend an upcoming virtual drum session (a full month). With your kind contributions we will be able to sponsor 10 families!

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I use the cultural arts to teach the Principal of KNOW THYSELF, in which I use the tool of music and sound to engage the individual in his/or her own rhythm.  This process is instructed by using, learning,  implementing the drum and other instruments that have a major role in the village life and ecosystem.  Due to COVID-19 drastic change in global life, my school contracts, performances, and opportunities to build my school capacity has altered tremendously.  My life source which is music and teaching has had to adapt to virtual classes.  MUZE IT has been able to reach far beyond the DMV community which i am thankful for.


Currently in our classes we cover the reasons one plays the drum or instruments.  Why these particular instruments are vital in everyday life.  The importance of intergenerational transmittance(history).  The importance of self discipline, perseverance, and the building of confidence that one needs to become a  better citizen.  This is an environment created so that 

The student can still have an approach to a grassroots life.


These funds will be used to discount 6 2020/21 students families tuition, strengthen our technological capacity, and broadcasting  studio network. We will also purchase additional equipment for our virtual classes to be able to provide the best quality classes to compensate for the lack of human connection.  


Urban Foli Djembe Orchestra Performing Arts, Inc. is a Cultural Arts Organization with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to Urban Foli are fully tax-deductible. Click Here to request a receipt for your 2020 donation.

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.


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

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