Journey of the Drum

Journey of the Drum
a collaboration between River City Drum Corp and Actors Theatre of Louisville
February 26th, 2023 at 4 p.m.
in the Bomhard Theatre at Kentucky Performing Arts

From Africa to Louisville, Kentucky, the River City Drum Corp will take you on an illustrious ride as they navigate the traveling journey of the drum alongside our ancestors who were enslaved and reprimanded for utilizing the drum.

RCDC has a rich and vibrant history in Louisville, KY that spans well over 30 years. This organization began as, and is still considered, a "rite of passage" for enhancing  the lives of African-American families with children through art, culture, and education.

The audience will experience the s  of the drum in collaboration with Actors Theatre of Louisville. Together we pay homage to our ancestors through the arts while exposing our community to an authentic Black History story.

Run Time: 90 Minutes 


Directed by Erica Denise and Jerome Baker  

Stage Manager: Emily Vicars 
Music Directors:  Albert Shumake, Tasha Hatchett, Jermaine Reeves 
Choreographers: Kavin Moore, Brittany “Bee Bee” Patillo 

River City Drum Corp Staff: 
Jerome Baker 
Channing Daugherty 
Shan Hermit 
Brandon Mayfield 
Jermaine Reeves 
Albert Shumake 
Jamila Young 

River City Drum Corp: 
Nyla Adonis 
DeAven Allen 
Brendan Blackburn 
Kaelyn Bullard 
Emily Carey 
Kal Carey Jr. 
Joziah Coggins 
Joseph Dunn 
Makel Faulkner 
James Flowers 
Josian Forehand 
Ajani Ignacio 
Ja'Hari Jackson 
Sophia Graham 
Debrianna Grimes 
Jatorion Grimes 
Elijah Manzano 
Quentin McGruder 
Ellington McGruder 
Deshon Miller 
Keyiona Mitchem 
Christian Pendleton 
Nazari Reed  
Maliki Williams 
Keith Winburn 

Chase Dean 
Christian Edwards 
Genesis Hatchett 
Cajani Hurd 
Mariyah Martin  
Amariah Russel  
Javon Vanlier  
Heaven Williams 
Shauntrice Wilson  
Jacob Winburn 
Darian Wright