Saeed Abbas, a Whidbey Island resident and master drummer originally from Ghana, was recently accepted to the Washington State Arts Commission’s Teaching Artist Roster for 2017-2018.
Washington State Arts Commission teaching artists are selected for superior mastery of their art and their ability to inspire and energize students. Abbas is a “dynamo” with more than 30 years of experience teaching and performing in many countries of the world, according to a press release.
Only four musicians were selected from the many who applied.
Abbas currently teaches West African rhythms in Anacortes and frequently performs in Langley and Freeland.