Louis Armstrong and the CIA: A “Trojan Horse” in Congo

It was a remarkable evening: Louis Armstrong, his wife, and a US embassy official went out to supper in what was still Léopoldville, the newly independent Congo’s capital. The trumpeter, vocalist, and band leader, known as Satchmo as a kid, was in the midst of a months-long tour of Africa, organized and funded by the […]

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Why Did They Use Drums In War

This article will discuss why drummers were in the war and when drums were first used in warfare. Although the first battle to have drums in it was likely the battle of Hastings in 1066, as this was the first time a European army used drums to march. We know that the young William the […]

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