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Drums 50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago This Week

- by Joy Krauthammer 
August 2013   

Fifty years ago this week, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his famous speech, "I have a dream...", on the State Capital steps in Montgomery, Alabama in 1963, when he answered the question 'How long African Americans must wait for full equality and justice in America?' -- MLK called out, "I have a dream today.  I was a drum major for justice. I was a drum major for peace...".

I, Joy, also am a drum major for justice, Tzedek, Tzedek, Tirdof
And 'I am no Martin Luther King', but I play drums and percussion for prayer, for peace/shalom, for G*d, for community, for goodness, uplift, women, circle dance, song and joy. 

Around the time of MLK's speech, and it was 50 years ago as a teenager, that I manifested the beginning of my subconscious dream to be a drummer. I traveled to Manhattan and in a large music store with my baby sitting money, I purchased only one record; I bought my first ever LP, "Drums of Passion" by (Nigerian drum master) Babatunde Olatunji. Exactly 17 years ago, I went on to perform at a club with 'Baba' in Santa Monica. Dreams manifest. 


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