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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.

Throughout its existence, the Jubilee Choir has participated in a variety of educational outreach programs, including 1) the Jubilee Choir Creative Arts Summer Camp (1980 – 1992), a project that brought high school students to the university for a culturally/ethnically enriching one-week immersion experience in the arts, and 2) the CSUDH Jubilee Choir – Jubilee Melodia Outreach Program, a program that supported outreach choirs (Jubilee Melodias) as Youth-at-Risk prevention programs for grades 3-6 at elementary schools in the Watts area of the university service area (1997 – 99). The Jubilee Melodias contributed to the development of aesthetic flexibility, and intercultural and interracial understanding in the Latino and African American student population of the selected schools, and provided a unifying artistic voice in the school communities. The bilingual repertoire developed for this project is now a special part of Jubilee Choir concerts. Most recently, the Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir has been performing as part of the ADSMM Living Legends Festival Choir.

 

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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