PRICING*

Individual Tickets:
(School Year/ Summer Season)
Child: $6/ $7
Child under 2: $3
Adult: $8/ $9
Smithsonian Associate Members: $5/ $6

Group Tickets:
$5/person (School Year)
$6/person for Seasons of Light
$6/person (Summer Season)
(free adult for every 20 students)

If you have a group of 10 children or more, please visit our Group Sales page.


* unless otherwise noted

Kuumba Kids
Wed-Fri., Jun 26–28 and Tues–Wed., Jul 2–3 at 10:30 a.m. and Noon
Ripley Center, Smithsonian
Ages 4-8

Fábulas Fairy TalesThe smash-hit show is back! Gather round the iconic tree of life for traditional, songs, stories, and dances from “Iya” Bashea Imana and her talented troupe of Kuumba Kids. This high energy, interactive show features puppets, movement, and motivational music that rouses the spirit and moves the heart.



About Kuumba Kids:
Kuumba is an educational organization dedicated to nurturing and developing the whole child through initiatives that build a foundation for academic and social success.  Kuumba was created in 2008 by educators Bashea and Dr. Kwaw Imana.  “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.

Resources for Educators:
Show Program