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The Call of the Drum

Aurthur Toombs is a drummer who has a passion for djembe drums. As a hobby, he plays the drum on the streets of Harlem mostly everyday after work with his friends. To show his passion, Aurthur Toombs spreads the culture to have it continue in the future by teaching kids and performing his drumming talents at events.

21st Century Colonist

After living in Texas and Florida, Devante Lewis returns to a Harlem he doesn’t know. As Devante notices the changes in his neighborhood because of gentrification, he is seen as part of the probelm because of the way he now dresses and talks. Even though he is now seen as an outsider that the community can move past the gentrification and become more of a melting pot.

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