Project Funding
GerogiaNolanPayton 100The Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music consists of music, books, periodicals, documents, audio & visual materials, and oral histories. The primary goal of the Archive is to facilitate research and documentation of collections of African Diaspora sacred music (church music and religious concert music) created and/or performed by the multicultural population of Southern California.

ADSMM Living Legends

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Photo: Albert Dr. Roland Carter & Dr. Margaret P. Douroux - 2007 Living Legends Festival honorees

The biographies and, whenever possible, the personal papers of the highly accomplished sacred music genre African Diaspora musicians of Southern California are being preserved in the Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive. With the support of the National Endowment of the Humanities, archive staff have begun obtaining biographies, in depth oral history interviews, and additional materials for each of the legacy musicians.

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.