King Salim Ajanku Co-Founder | Facilitating Artist | Consultant

Salim was born an artist and has nurtured his craft as a musician from a young age with apprenticeship, volunteerism, and societal awareness. His unique brand of cultural arts and education is rooted in the West African concept of Sankofa, reaching back to move forward. He specializes in promotion of awareness, sensitivity, and intercultural understanding through drum, dance, and theater education. Salim has more than 15 years of experience, has developed and implemented socially progressive arts curricula. He has worked in collaboration with Young Audiences of MD, Baltimore City Public School Systems, Sankofa Center for Cultural Enrichment, WombWorks, Inc, and the University of Colorado. In his extensive trainings and travels he has studied and worked with master musicians such as Abdou Konte, Mamady Keita, Famadou Konate, Baile McKnight, Bill Caudle, and Carlos Moore. Salim is a lead consultant, and founding Artistic Director at CSC, and he maintains an active role with Sankofa Dance Theater, the CU Boulder Theater and Dance Department, and with the bands, The Love Peace Project, Black Lash, and Cloud Kickers International.