traditional African drummers —

Drum Warrior Ensemble

Grand Center Arts Academy, Collegiate School of Medicine and Bio Science, Clayton High School, Carnahan High School

Solomon Ahmed, Ismail Botchway, Addison Jones, Corrin Ward, Junior

Solomon has been drumming for 10 years, Corrin for 7 years, Ismail for 11 years and Addison for 12 years. This team of young men has been friends for more than ten years starting in summer camp.  Training under Vivian Watt, Edward Brown, Baba Tunde, the late Baba Dhati Kennedy and supported by Miranda Walker Jones and the Little Bit Foundation, DWE has performed for Festival of Nations, International Festival of Nations, Black Dance USA, Muny Community Presentations, African Arts Festival, Washington University, Maplewood Arts Fair and competed in Teen Talent.  They are each an entrepreneur in their own rights and look forward to bright futures in their chosen genres from business, arts, technology to sports.

The Finalists

Meet the 2024 Teen Talent Finalists and learn more about the exciting awards and opportunities this year’s talented student performers are competing for in addition to performing on stage at the Fabulous Fox!


Do you have questions about the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition? We have the answers. Learn the who, what, when, and where to help make your experience one to remember!

2025 registration

You have the talent, and you have the drive. Are you ready to step into the spotlight for a chance to perform on the Fabulous Fox Theater stage? Registration for the 2025 competition opens in August!