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On July 6, 1917, Thomas Spalding Givens (later known as Nadi Qamar)was born into segregation in Madisonville, OH. Despite diphtheria, epilepsy, and TB, his musical life began in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which grew into the jazz piano and blossomed in California. During his 25 years in NYC, he performed and recorded with a Who's Who of African American musicians, while creating a tuning system for the likembi(thumb...  see more
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