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Dinerral Shavers Jr. Sits In On Snare with Hot 8 April 27, 2008

Posted by The Typist in 504, Jazz Fest, New Orleans, NOLA, Remember, Toulouse Street, We Are Not OK.
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I don’t know how many of the happy hippy mud dancers or tourists at the Jazz and Heritage Stage at Jazz Fest Sunday understood what it meant when little Dinerral Shavers Junior took the stage holding his father’ s instrument, the snare drum, with his father’s band, the Hot 8. For a kid who didn’t look much older than seven or eight he did a creditable job. I just wish I’d gotten a decent picture. You can see a bit of a blur in one picture of one of the two young men from one of the marching clubs that joined the band on stage. Seeing those three young boys walking in their father’s steps was impressive and encouraging.

May the line of warrior drummers be unbroken in New Orleans.

Remember, you can contribute to the education of this young man who lost his father tragically and at such an early age at The Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund.

N.B. Looking at the pictures while less tired on Monday, I went back and checked then fixed the reference to Dinerral Shavers Jr.’s age to be seven or eight, per this post at NOLA.com.

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1. mominem - April 27, 2008

Let’s hope the drummers no longer need to be warriors.

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2. liprap - April 28, 2008

Wow. Just….wow!

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3. Loki - April 28, 2008

http://blog.nola.com/wwoz/2008/04/the_next_generation.html

Quoted, posted, credited and all that sort of rot. Thanks, man!

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4. Maitri - April 29, 2008

Something’s wrong with the fund webpage. In IE, I can’t scroll down past a certain point. The webmasters should be informed of this.

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