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Celebrating Black History: Drumming Traditions

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Feb. 21

Drumming Traditions

Drumming traditions werea part of African American communities in Savannah. well into the 1900s. JamesCollier of Cuyler Brownsville made drums in the tradition of djembes that areseen in Western Africa. Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall was a jazz drummerborn in Savannah. He played with Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, FletcherHenderson, Fats Waller and others. Savannah born Lucius Bryant was a premierdrummer on the Boston jazz scene. Bryant later opened up his drummiming schoolat Gaston and W. Broad Streets.

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