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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T: 443-986-3289

E: booking@urbanfoli.com

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

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March 13, 2017

URBAN FOLI PARTNERS WITH GREENMOUNT WEST COMMUNITY CENTER

Urban Foli Djembe Orchestra Performing Arts, Inc and the Greenmount West Community Center (GWCC) are excited to announce that we are joining forces to support the Muze It Festival and provide free community educational opportunities. Urban Foli will work with organizational development consultants and community organization to focus on cultural enrichment in and around the Greenmount West neighborhood.

June 02, 2016

URBAN FOLI TO OFFER WORKSHOP CLASSES FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND

Muze It Outreach is a program that focuses on both African and American music, cultural heritage, and drum based rhythm to create a unique Djembe drum based curriculum. Through the program, led by Menes Yahudah, students are exposed to musical history, black artistry, and a wide range of educational activities including math, geography, and history. The program focuses on artistic development, leadership training, social activism, and personal responsibility. 

December 01, 2015

MENES YAHUDAH AWARDED 2015 OSI-BALTIMORE FELLOWSHIP

Menes Yahudah, baltimore educator and community leader was awarded a OSI-Baltimore Community Fellowship for his program, MUZE IT OUTREACH...

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Press Kit | Urban Foli Jazz Band

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

Press Kit | Urban Foli Inc.

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.

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