About This Artist
Teaching Artist Institute Graduate
About this Artist
A dancer, drummer, singer, songwriter, storyteller, and recording artist, Ssuuna is an energetic performer from Uganda. In addition to having delighted and educated school audiences about life in East Africa, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., Ssuuna has performed at The World Bank, The Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, and on numerous college campuses around the country. In 2008, Ssuuna was named YA National Artist of the Year.
"Ssuuna's presentation enriched the lives of our students by teaching them a different language along with dance and music native to his country. He also taught the students about self-respect, discipline, and valuing different perspectives...Even after his program ended, students continued to talk about their time with him and the dances that they learned." --Samantha, Teacher