Art Form(s)
Artist Credentials
Teaching Artist Institute Graduate
About this Artist

David Foreman, aka ‘Jali-D,’ is an accomplished percussionist and spoken word artist who simultaneously combines his talents into an art form he calls “Rappercussions.” His intelligent and creative rhymes have entertained and educated both children and adults nationwide. Along with his work in schools, Jali-D has recorded an educational music CD called “Mind Rhymes,” and has written a score for an FDA/Cartoon Network health campaign.


"My students enjoyed how interactive [Jali-D’s] assembly was—many of whom usually cannot focus were absolutely mesmerized and enthralled. Thank you for going the extra mile to bring a new perspective to our students!"

Elizabeth, Teacher, Central Middle