Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians Program consists of university and community teachers and leaders in the field of African Diaspora Sacred Music.

Dr. Hansonia Caldwell, Director
Program for the Study of African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians and The Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music and Living Legends Festival Co-Director
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Charlene Diggs
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Ms. Danellen Joseph
Retired Choral & Instrumental Music Teacher, Secondary level; Percussionist; Co-Founder, LA Jazz Mentorship Program; and Community Ethnographic Archive Liaison

John Mayes
Representative, Wesley United Methodist Church and ADSMM Legacy Musician (Shambrey Chorale)
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Dr. Albert McNeil
ADSMM Legacy Musician; Director of Music, Founders Church of Religious Science; and Founder, Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers
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Dr. Joanna Nachef
Living Legends Festival Co-Director
Director of Choral Activities El Camino College

Anthony Ransfer
Compton High School

David R. Sears
Senior Director, Education Programs
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Evangeline Seward
Founder/Director, Jubilation Boys Choir

Anthony White
Specialist; Visual & Performing Arts LAUSD
The Beyond the Bell Program

Dr. Don Lee White
ADSMM Legacy Musician; Retired Professor of Music, CSULA; Community Ethnographic Archive Liaison

Ex-Officio Members

Dean Sandra Parham
University Librarian
California State University, Dominguez Hills
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Byron Smith
Harbor College; Western Regional Director of the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM); and Founding Director, Spirit Chorale

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Dean Selase Williams
Dean, College of Liberal Arts
California State University, Dominguez Hills

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Munashe Furusa
Chair, Africana Studies Department
California State University, Dominguez Hills
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Dr. Chetera Watson
Project Evaluator
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The Board meets monthly during the academic year at California State University, Dominguez Hills to review the operations of the program and to develop long-range plans and policies.

csudh logo WhiteThe African Diaspora Sacred Music & Musicians Program (ADSMM) is an archiving, research and performance program of the California State University Dominguez Hills Music Department , implemented in partnership with the Africana Studies Department and the University Library . The program is multidimensional, and includes the Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music, the Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir, and the African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians Network & Forum.

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