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Baba Jubal

Baba Jubal
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Baba Jubal, for over twenty years, has used his musical talents to build community and inspire learning in thousands of students and teachers in the United States and in Africa. Known as "Solar Drummer," James Baba Jubal has been a long-time proponent of renewable energy. He designed and constructed the African Solar Village Outreach Project traveling solar exhibit. The exhibit was displayed at the first NASA Science Week at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina as well as other sites throughout the country.

He is a master craftsman in the Ohio Arts Council Traditional Artist Apprenticeship Program and has served on numerous OAC advisory panels. He is a roster artist with the OAC Arts Learning Program, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Artist in Schools program, Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio Art Is Education Program, Roots of American Music, Manding Music and Dance Society Ltd. (Banjul, Gambia, West Africa), Urban Cultural Arts Foundation, and Days of Creation, both in Columbus.

He has been an adjunct West African music instructor at Antioch College, University of Akron, Capitol University, Denison University, Kenyon College, Wilberforce University, the Ohio State University, and Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the founder and facilitator of the ―Inner Peace Drum Circle‖ an intergenerational multicultural drum circle that encourages vibration healing, transcendent joy and inner peace. He is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association. Through his art and dedication to education, James Baba Jubal Harris continues to inspire all people to experience the joy of learning.