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JAZZ FUSION

 

Urban Foli Jazz Band

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African Diaspora fused with FRESH African America Jazz and Neo-soul flavor. 

 

Menes Yahudah’s soul stirring compositions serve to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary musical expression. The band is comprised of traditional and modern instruments played by some of Baltimore's best musicians. African Diaspora fused with FRESH African America Jazz and Neo-soul flavor. 

About Menes Yahudah

Menes Yahudah is an Artist and Cultural Arts Educator.  An Ethnomusicologist in his own right, having studied West African drumming in the USA and abroad. His career has spanned over 35 years. He received the Maryland Apprenticeship Grant for 15 years of apprenticeship with Baile McKnight [a Master Drum Craftsman, Drummer, Folklorist, and Educator]. Menes also spent many years studying under Master Drummers such as Mamady Keita and other village drummers during his visits to Africa.

 

Yahudah received the OSI-Baltimore Community Fellowship for his Cultural Arts Program "Muze It". He travels and performs with his Afro-Jazz Band as well as continues to perform with professional companies and ensembles. 

 

Menes Yahudah is a husband and father of two. He is the Founder and CEO of Urban Foli Djembe Orchestra Performing Arts, Inc. and he is a co-Director of the Baltimore Rhythm Festival.

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