AfriGeneas World Research Forum
Dear Afrigeneas World Researchers:
The African Diaspora encompasses much more than the American experience. Skin color may possibly determine race, but where you were born and where you live determine nationality and cultural identity. The story of Willi Panzer underlines the fact that not all black jazz musicians came from America. I thought that you would enjoy reading the story of Wilhelm Panzer a.k.a. William McAllen, a jazz drummer, born in Berlin.
When you click on the enclosed URL, the photograph of "The Black Diamonds" dated 1906 and dressed in the traditional German "ledehosen" might make you smile.
Enjoy reading the story of Wilhelm Panzer and "Jazz and the Sarotti Moor - Migrants in Early European Jazz"
K Wyer Lane