River City Drumbeat

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The critically-acclaimed River City Drumbeat is a powerful, immersive story of music, love, and legacies, as told by the members of a Black youth drum corps in Louisville, Kentucky. When the founder steps down, a young alum whose life was saved by the drumline rises to mentor the next generation in the face of systemic injustices.

AIRED: June 18, 2021 | 0:00:30
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- [Children] I pledge to my ancestors

whose names I may not know,

whose names I may not know,

in respect for their great struggles,

in respect for their great struggles,

that I'll struggle to grow,

that I'll struggle to grow.

- [Narrator] Our culture is gonna be our savior.

If we tap back into that culture,

you'll find out that's where the power is at.

(drumming)