Baba Ayubu Bakari Kamau
Ayubu (meaning perseverance) Kamau (meaning quiet warrior)
The purpose and function of the society was to re-establish and exemplify the long rooted traditions and legacies African culture through African music, dance, storytelling, family and community centered activities. Understanding history and culture as an essential part of personal and community life and development. The Ayubu Kamau sacred African Drum and Dance Society used the art of music, dance rites of passage (coming of age) programs and storytelling as cultural ambassadors to promote and nurture harmony in humanity. Understanding the connection and relationship to our environment and the spiritual bond and commitment we have with our elders and ancestors. To live without honor and respect for those who's shoulders we stand upon is like a child who grows to disrespect and neglect their parents and others who cared, guided and nurtured their path.
For the past seventeen years the Ayubu Kamau Sacred Afrikan Drum and Dance Society has performed throughout the United States and is committed to exude the beauty, resilience and integrity of the Diaspora of African Culture in music, dance, education and the arts. In 1995 a youth focused group The Ayubu Kamau Kings and Queens Children's African Drum and Dance School was formed and continues to grow under the direction of Iya Ile (pronounced Ee-yah Ee-lay) and Baba Kwasi (pronounced Bah-bah Kway-see).
"From the very beginning, up to
60 percent of our members, students and supporters are teachers or those who
work in various levels of education. Our programs, classes and activities
are a magnet to those in the education field and it shows in the passion,
dedication and inspiration these special people bring to the lives of others."