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Drumming Instructor

Jabari "X-Factor" Exum, born as Jabari Kibwe Jawanzaa Ibyn Yahya Exum (Translation: Brave Honorable Dependable Son of John) is an electrifying performing artist born and raised in Washington, DC. 

He is a skilled percussionist in the West African/Latin Tradition and is a prolific writer and performer of Hip-Hop music (which he considers his 1st of two instruments).

Jabari Exum is our Djembe drum instructor for the 2023-24 children's program. Jabari's powerful experience in performing, producing, creating, teaching is astonishing and we invite you to become familiar with his work: