Two Oakland artists take on a massive mural in the city's downtown, only to find themselves at the center of the debate over gentrification and cultural resiliency.
Rooted in tradition, Baba Tacuma King embodies the terrain of cultural evolution that links indigenous technologies with innovative methodologies. Baba Tacuma is a master percussionist & master teacher. He is one of the founding members of Bay Area Youth Arts, with William Ktanses and violinist Tarika Lewis, where he and Jessica Feliz created a free arts program providing inner-city youth with instruction in African drumming and dance addressing the need for positive cultural interventions in the lives our youth. Baba Tacuma embodies the element of Earth as he is the land bridge between indigenous technologies and surprising innovation. (Source: http://www.matatufestival.org/eventguide2015/2015/9/14/democratics-decolonizing-the-imagination)