Baba-C, GMS – the DMV’s foremost interactive Griot/Master Storyteller, a native Washington, DC (Washington, DC USA), has been described as a “Creative force of Nature.” Ambassador, mentor, father, educator, motivator, community activist with a career spanning over four decades. Baba-C’s accomplishments include: Extensions of Creative Expressions Literary Workshops, Tomorrow’s Voices Apprentice & Leadership Workshops, and co-founder of a private school (Academy for Ideal Education).  Griot/MC for the 4 & 5th African Griot Book Fair, community activist and Youth/Youth at Risk/LGBTQ/Human Rights Advocate.

Utilizing stories, rhymes, rhythms chants, songs, and narratives to immerse audiences into the stories, Baba-C, often dressing participants in traditional African attire, fully engaging the audience into the experience.  With the global challenges of Covid-19, Baba-C continues to adapt his brand of storytelling through social media. Enter ZOOM performances: Kids Culture & Camp, The Rebirth of the Griot, The World Storytelling Café, and ST. Elizabeth Hospital Writing Workshop Series. Reinstating Baba-C as “The Griot heard around the world!” An honorary title held prior the world wide web, when Baba-C was experienced in over fifty countries via a special Voice of America TV/Radio simulcast.

Other venues include:

  • The Griot Travels Podcast Season 1 (SoundCloud),
  • Baba-C’s KWANZAA & Civic Engagement Series,
  • Baba-C’s Black History; a DC Perspective
  • Elizabeth Hospital Workshop Series,
  • Watermelon Day DC (Sankofa Books/Café’)
  • Opening Celebration for the National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • African Heritage Dancers & Drummers Annual KWANZAA Ceremony (The oldest KWANZAA celebration in the DMV region)
  • DC Public Libraries
  • Numerous Private/Parochial/Public/Public Charter Schools (The Greater DC/MD/VA Region,)
  • The Black Theatre Festival
  • THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus)
  • The Smithsonian FolkLife Festival on the National Mall
  • Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation (Maryland)
  • Montgomery Country Department of Parks and Recreation (Maryland)
  • Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park/Museum (Maryland)
  • The Kennedy Center,
  • The National Theatre
  • The Historical Lincoln Theatre.


Baba C tells stories for children

Start time: August 2, 2024 6:00 pm GMT