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.

LIVING LEGENDS FESTIVAL CONCERT 2005 - A Celebration of the Musical Masters of African Diaspora Sacred Music -- With a tribute to Living Legend Dr. Anton Armstrong, Legacy Musician Rose Brooks, Legacy Musical Ancestor Celestine Shambrey, and Legacy Choir  -- The Shambrey Chorale.

With a pre-concert, California Stories Fund Panel at 7:00 pm - The Meaning of Music in the Life of Black Angelenos - A History, with Dr. Rose B. Brooks; Thelma Hicks; and  Vennie Johnson --  Dr. Don Lee White, moderator.

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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.