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    By Dianne Anderson Drums, the ancient African sound that doubles as a language, continues to serve as an entertaining wake up call to the keepers of tradition. In historic times, John Beatty said the African drums heralded festive occasions and reasons that the ancestors held certain rhythms for certain seasons. There were special sounds for ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire In a historic selection, the Smithsonian has selected Lonnie Bunch, III as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Bunch will serve as the 14th Secretary. Bunch, 66, is the Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He will now oversee 19 museums, 21 libraries, ...