Baba Got BARS walks the students through the creative writing process using original songs and workbooks created by Baba Bomani.
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.
- Program Type: Writer-in-Residence
- Discipline: Literary, Multi-Disciplinary
- Grade Level:
- Cultural Context: African-American
- Accepts bookings in Johnston County
- Virtual option available