About Baba Kwasi
Baba Kwasi is the co-founder of the Ayubu Kamau Kings and Queens African Drum and Dance School, founded in 1996. Our workshops, presentations, cultural enrichment and diversity programs are focused on character building, team building and inspiring enthusiasm, self-confidence, inner joy and love for living life to the fullest.
Providing programs and presentations for:
Public and Private Schools
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Baba was introduced to forms of African, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean customs, traditions and culture that co-insided with his southern roots from Mississippi and Texas.
At age six, Baba was inspired and taught to
play various percussion
instruments by his uncle Shams Suddin Sabur and an old family friend, the world famous percussionist Idris
Muhammad. This was special during the Black American, African,
Afro-Cuban and Afro Caribbean (African Diaspora) arts movement was
intertwined with the human rights movements of the 1960's.
Over the past 25 years as a percussionist, lecturer, teacher and storyteller, Baba Kwasi served as a folklorist with the Northeast Texas Library System “NETLS” and with Bigthought's Thriving Minds (formally Young Audiences). Baba also served as a board member and folklorist for the Dallas - Ft. Worth International Community Alliance and the Dallas-Ft. Worth International African Leadership Council.
Baba Kwasi has appeared on various TV and cable programs and a frequent guest on the Houston based Pan African Journal, a Pacifica Network radio broadcast hosted by Akua Holt. Baba also conducts public speaking, life coaching, cultural enrichment programs and interactive team building presentations for corporations, churches, organizations and schools throughout the country.
Achieve, Inspire, Motivate