Bashea is multitalented artist, teacher, educator, owner of Kuumba kids leading on Homeschool curriculum adapted to Afrocentric education. As a Master
Educator and artist, Iya provides educational enrichment programs, professional development, in-school
residences, and performances at community and cultural arts events throughout the region.
Her work has been feature in the Washington Post, Prince George’s County Gazette, The Hyattsville
Wire, WPGC 95.5, and WPFW 89.3. Iya performs regular children programs at Busboys and Poets
In Hyattsville and in Bloombars in Washington DC. She has released her first educational CD, “Ooh Kuumba!" Iya started as a professional vocalist, musician, and radio personality. She later made a career
Change to education and taught music and specialized reading programs in Maryland. She served as a
Mentor for new teachers, assistant-director of the Prince George’s County Southern Honors Chorus,
And cultural arts director & coordinator for several summer camps in the Metro DC area.