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River City Drumbeat | Carolina Theatre Virtual Cinema
September 9, 2020
An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until September 10, 2020
“River City Drumbeat” is a multi-generational 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. Meanwhile, student drummers Imani, Jailen and Emily navigate adolescence and life changes. River City Drumbeat follows this creative community of mentors, parents, and youth making their way in a world where systemic forces raise obstacles to fulfilling their dreams.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham will receive a portion of the proceeds of streams of this film purchased through its website.