Drumplay Celebrates 25 Years of Protecting the Thompson Legacy

Cleveland's world music and jazz poetry group, Drumplay is celebrating twenty five years as a working ensemble.  They will perform on Friday April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Lakewood Public Library Main Auditorium at 15425 Detroit Ave.

They are one group that keep alive Daniel Thompson's legacy and he regularly performed with them before his death.  Their Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Middle Eastern sound features jazz and rhythmic drum and make for a rewarding night.  Friend of the Cleveland Street Chronicle, James Onysko is founding member of Drumplay. They are dedicating this performance to the 25th anniversary of Daniel Thompson being named Poet Laureate of Cuyahoga County.  There was a nice concert at Market Square park in 1992 to recognize Daniel with Drumplay performing. 

All are welcome to join Drumplay at the Lakewood Public Library.  The group is planning to release a new album titled 2.5 that will also mark the 25th anniversary. 

Brian Davis

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