Inspirational Talk & Performance
Jabari Exum 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. Exum’s approach to everything that he touches is unique and unconventional, since he is able to pull from so many different sources. A few of his mentors have been: Debbie Allen, Chadwick Boseman, Reggie and Roy Wooten, Mamady Keita, Grady Tate, Djimo Kouyate, KRS-One, Sonya Sanchez, Glen Turner, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Robert Nothern, Mamadi Nyasuma, Baba Barnett, and Marc Cary.
He will also be a guest drummer with Most. Recently, Exum choreographed dance and drumming for the movie Black Panther and co-starred in two music videos with the critically acclaimed rapper, Common. He is a lecturer, percussion teacher, writing coach, and a full time musician and songwriter. He is proud product of both the Howard University music program and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Jabari will also conduct a lecture, choreography and drumming demonstration for performing arts students at Dothan Preparatory Academy and be a guest drummer with the Circle City Drummers downtown Dothan