Meet IYA!

“Iya” Bashea Imana has committed herself to inspiring, educating, developing, and empowering young people through the arts for over 15 years.   Her artistic training began at the age of 5 on piano and expanded into musical theater, television, and radio.   Bashea is a multi- instrumentalist who has worked professionally as a songwriter, producer, and vocalist.  She also has 8 years of experience in radio and television.

Bashea currently serves as a Master Educator for DC Public Schools where she provides support for music, dance, and drama teachers. In the classroom, she uses the arts to promote cultural exploration, cooperative work, critical thinking, social skills and creativity.  She also uses music education to support core-curriculum subjects such as reading, mathematics, science, and history. 


Who We Are
Our Focus
Our Philosophy
Our Work
Our Commitment
Our Programs
Meet IYA

Copyright © 2011 Kuumba Kids. All rights Reserved