Photo taken by Simone Garza

On Tuesday, visitors at Dunbar Park had a great kick-off to the first day of summer, as Heart of the City Neighborhood Association and the UNESCO Creative City of Music-KC hosted their third annual “Voyage of the Drum,” a World Jazz Festival. 

The highlight performance was given by percussionist, Bill Summers and his band, Forward Back. Summers is a New Orleans-based Afro-Cuban jazz / Latin jazz percussionist, a multi-instrumentalist who plays primarily on conga drums. 

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Simone Garza

Simone Garza is a reporter in our Kansas City office. In addition to general reporting on Kansas City’s African-American community, she reports on economic inclusion for the African American community....