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Akua Kariamu

I was drawn to music and art at the age of four because my father kept a room within which there were instruments of all kinds. I was allowed to listen to any music that was available. I took up piano at about seven and later violin at twelve and that was when I knew I had a gift to understand music and communicate in an artistic way. 

I have taught for the prestigious Noel Pointer School of Music, Ladsonian Foundation, Langston Hughes Summer Performing Arts Institute, Arts in Motion, and the Seattle Parks Associated Recreation Council.


After an injury to my hand I began working with and drawing with my left hand which produced the works you see on this site. Since then I have expanded my teaching practice to facepainting and now offer guided painting classes and paint parties.


I have worked as the Arts and Writing Social Emotional Coordinator for the YWCA and now am working a an artist full-time in each of my areas art, music, and writing.

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Past Events and Presentations 


YWCA GirlsFirst

community organizer for programs such as INternational Pretty Brown Girl DAy Seattle 2015

, Save Our Girls, Girls First, Pearl Legacy -the Black Doll Project, as well as had music featured in dicumentaries such as Taboo.  

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Akua Kariamu has taught as a violin teacher for Ladsonian Foundation, Noel Pointer Foundation, Arts in Motion, Seattle Parks & Recreation, and guest teacher for several youth development organizations and has been a community organizer for programs such as Pretty Brown Girl, Save Our Girls, Girls First, Pearl Legacy -the Black Doll Project, as well as had music featured in dicumentaries such as Taboo.  

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