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Belcourt - Nashville's Nonprofit Cinema


DISTRIBUTOR: Argot Pictures | PLATFORM: Vimeo
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Edward "Nardie" White devoted his life to leading the African American drum corps he co-founded with Zambia Nkrumah in Louisville, KY 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.

“Profound and powerful… In addition to showcasing extraordinary music and talent, RIVER CITY DRUMBEAT is about the collective power of role models; and an example of the sheer force that different personalities can have in shaping destinies.” —Miami Film Festival

The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

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