Juma Sultan

Juma Sultan was born April 13, 1942 in Monrovia (California). He is an American percussionist best known for his short stint with Jimi Hendrix. Sultan was a performer at Woodstock 1969 in Hendrix’s Gypsy Sun and Rainbows band. He also appeared on Dick Cavett and a Harlem special show a few weeks later. He was extensively interviewed for the documentary films Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock. He recorded with Noah Howard, Archie Shepp and Kalaparusha Maurice MacIntyre. He is currently a member of the African performance group Sankofa and the band Sons of Thunder. Clarkson University and Juma Sultan received a grant in 2006 from the National Endowment of the Arts for Mr. Sultan’s audio- and video documentation of avant-garde jazz during the 1960s, 1970s. The collection may be viewed at www.jumasarchive.org. Juma is a Christian Minister associated with In His Name Ministries. Juma was at the National Rock Con between July 30th, 2010 and August 1st 2010. Juma Sultan was also a guest of Vince Martell and Spanky

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