For almost a quarter century, Babatunde has performed with the major American dance companies in the world’s greatest performing-arts venues. His recording career is as equally varied as it vast; the jazz idiom, rhythm and blues, and most African derived percussion styles are represented in his discography. He is a featured member of THE LAST POETS, and has long been acknowledged as one of New York City’s master teachers of African Drumming and the rhythms of the Diaspora in the Americas. “Baba Don” is presently on faculty at the Harlem school of the Arts, where, for over 25 years, he has taught all ages (from 4 years of age to adult). He has performed and recorded with The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Maurice Hines, Gregory Hines, Andy Williams, and Chuck Davis Dance theatre, Pattie Labelle, Philicia Reshard, choreographers Frank Hatchet, Geoffrey Holder, Louis Johnson and many more. He has recorded and performed with many jazz artists, such as Donald Brown, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, James Spaulding, Kenny Washington, Sun Ra, Steve Kroon, Ivan Hampden, Rudy Bird, Kenneth Skip Burney, Randy Noel, Bill Laswell, Melvin Gibbs, Pharoah Sanders, Jason Linder, Tyrone Jefferson, Carla Cook, Donald Smith, Gary Fritzs, Bradley Simmons, Neal Clarke, John Robinson, Valerie Capers, Ebony Joanne, Michael Beal, Felix Sanabria, Lonnie Plaxico, Eli Fountain, Max Roach, Warren Smith, Gorge Clinton, Umar ben Hassan, Abiodun Oyewole, Keith “The Captain” Gamble, Dead Presidents, M1, Kelvin”The Kelvinator” Bell, James Moody, Samir Chatterji, to name a few. Babatunde played percussion on “Is He the Living God?” for Wordz from the Street, and has become an integral part of this project with his generous spirit, vitality, and creative energy.