Menes Yahudah

Board Member

MENES YAHUDAH, an artist and Cultural Arts educator, West African drumming career has span over 40 years. He is a 1994 graduate of Baltimore City College and received the 2006 Maryland Apprenticeship Grant and became an OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow in 2015, for his project "Muze It Festival".


A strong advocate for merging education and the Arts, Menes was the Director of Music and Folklore at The Community Of Academic Scholars. He is the former Director of Musicology at The Living Well. He was a leadership consultant and mentor with OBI (Our Boys Institute) Baltimore. He teachers weekly community drum classes, to nurture and stimulate artistic, personal, and professional development. Menes became an OSI-Baltimore Fellow, being awarded for his drum therapy program called "Muze It Festival". The program operates in partnership with the Y of Central Maryland, charter and private schools.


Menes is the co-director of the annual Baltimore Rhythm Festival. Menes Yahudah is noted among professional drummers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Menes has spent extensive time in the African countries such as: Guinea, Senegal, Gambia and the Ivory Coast, for the purpose of both performance and study. He has also travelled internationally to Asia and the Caribbean.

Menes Yahudah