Baba Bomani

Art Form(s)
Music, Spoken Word
Artist Credentials
Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Maryland Wolf Trap Teaching Artist
MSAC Teaching Artist Roster
Teaching Artist Institute Graduate
About this Artist

Pronouns: he/him

For 20 years, Baba Bomani has used his experience as a producer and MC to teach arts-integrated workshops, residencies, assemblies, and professional development with his curriculum, BARS. Baba Bomani uses his life experiences, mixed with his musical and poetic skills, to paint lyrical pictures of life as he sees it and the future as he envisions it. His videos have been featured on BET and MTV2, and he has hosted and performed everywhere from the Washington National Cathedral to the Fillmore in New York City. Bomani is a Kennedy Center for the Arts teaching artist and a roster artist with Young Audiences of Maryland, Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania,  United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County North Carolina, and Arlington County Virginia. Baba Bomani is the founder of Watermelon Day at Sankofa, a yearly celebration of community, art, education, and watermelon at Sankofa Video & Books Café. He is also the founder of a literacy and history club for students called the Frederick Douglass Writing Club.


"Bomani was OUTSTANDING, today! The kids loved him, the second graders all lined up to take his autograph!"

Claudia, PTA representative, Rolling Knolls Elementary

"Positive, Motivating, Challenging. Bomani gave students the power of language."

Jennifer, Teacher, Scholars K-8