Register here to view the documentary film and join the panel discussion with the filmmaker Marlon Johnson. River City Drum Beat runs 94 minutes.
After viewing the film, join the Museum of African American History at 6 p.m. for Marlon Johnson in discussion with Ed White, founder of River City Drum Corps, as well as Albert Shumake, the drum corps' Director. They will discuss the film and the drum corps established with Zambia Nkrumah in Louisville, Kentucky three decades ago.
The discussion will be moderated by Michon Boston, founder and principal of Michon Boston Group Ltd.
About "River City Drumbeat"
This documentary film produced by Owsley Brown is a multigenerational story of music, love, and legacies set in the American South. Edward "Nardie" White devoted his life to leading the African-American drum corps he co-founded with Zambia Nkrumah in Louisville, Kentucky three decades ago. Together they inspired youth from their West Louisville neighborhood to thrive by connecting them with the art and cultural traditions of their African ancestors. Now Albert Shumake, whose destiny was shaped by the drumline, must take up the mantle for the next generation.