The Original 64th Street Drummers

A decades-old Chicago institution, Safe and Peaceful grantee The Original 64th Street Drummers brought drum circles to neighborhoods across the city as a means to promote peace. This summer, the collective performed a weekly concert in a vacant lot in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. “Drumming brings command, and it also brings calm. You can use any open air space to create your best, to bring peace and eradicate violence,” says Juliet Jones.