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NANM Collaboration

The African Diaspora of Sacred Music and Musicians implements many of its programs in collaboration with the many southern california chapters of the National Association of Negro Musicians. Additionally, information about its project is reported upon at the national meetings of the association.

rel byronsmith smNational Association of Negro Musicians, Inc.
Byron Smith, President
931 Monroe Drive NE
Suite A102-159
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Phone: 404-647-7217
Fax: 404-745-0128
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NANM Western Region Chapters

Edna Hammet Porter Music Association
(Los Angeles)
11431 E. Stapleton Ct.
Cerritos, CA 90703
Bettye Randle, President

Georgia Laster Branch
(Los Angeles)
3309 West 82nd St
Inglewood, CA 90305
Henrietta L. Fortson, President

George Robert Garner, III
(Altadena & Pasadena)
PO Box 90793
Pasadena, CA 91109
Samuel Walker, President
Golden Gate
PO Box 31162
Oakland , CA 94604
Mary Y. Napoleon, President

The National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM), Inc. is an organization that had its beginning May 3, 1919 in Washington, D.C. at a temporary initial conference of Negro Musicians.  NANM Inc. is an organization supported by people of cultural ideals and musicians  of high standard  who care deeply for the fine art of music and musical culture throughout the country.  These persons lend their support and influence to one of the most powerful forces for spiritual and cultural development.  In NANM Inc, educators and professional musicians share their musical knowledge, amateurs and enthusiasts grow in their musical enjoyment, and people of all ages and races come together to participate in the total experience that is music.

One of the purposes of NANM is to establish funds for scholarships. To learn more about NANM Scholarships, please visit the Regional links above.

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.