Documentary History Project for Youth Vol. 16 - "Philly Drums"

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2013 Documentary History Project for Youth

Documentary History Project for Youth Compilation Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00



Scribe Video Center Program:

The Documentary History Project for Youth (DHPY) is an annual after-school, weekend and summertime digital media production workshop for middle and high school students. Each year, youth participants create short documentary films as a way to explore some aspect of the social, political and cultural history of Philadelphia. "Philly Drums" is a series of short films exploring the history of drumming and drum culture in Philadelphia. The compilation features 6 films.


Instructors: Bryan Green, Pam Hooks, and Karen Warrington


Films Included In The Compilation:

Odunde: The Drum Is More Than A Beat by Olivia J. Johnson (Harriton High School)

A class shooting, editing, and sound recording exercise that documents the 2013 Odunde Festival and explores the origins of Odunde (00:04:18). Read more

The Story of DHPY 2013 by Josiah Scheidel (Homeschooled)

A documentation and "behind the scenes" look at the 2013 Documentary History Project for Youth (00:10:23). Read more

My Discovery - Baba Crowder by Kemi Jackson (Academy at Palumbo)

A glimpse into the life and legacy of Master Drummer Baba Crowder (1930-2012) (00:10:46). Read more

Drumming Circle: Healthy Rhythms by Ophelia Murray (Imhotep Charter)

Explores how the drum is utilized as a healing instrument historically as a part of the African American experience and in the context of a modern-day Germantown Drumming Circle (00:06:52). Read more

African Drumming and Dancing by Gianna Noelle Smith (The Episcopal Academy)

Compares and contrasts the rich history and tradition of African Drumming and African Dance and how arguably one could not exist without the other (00:06:42). Read more

Women Drummers: Finding Her Voice by Jasmine Tarver (Creative and Performing Arts)

Women percussionists from a variety of musical styles and backgrounds (jass, R&B, metal, punk rock, and African drumming) share their stories and discuss their experiences in the male-dominated world of percussion. Interviews with Jan Jeffries (MusicOverMatter), Jaqui "Mah Doox" Gore (Joe Jordan's Experiment), Katy Otto (Trophy Wife), and Mary Francis (Women Shekere Ensemble) (00:11:22). Read more