The African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians Database of Southern California is a comprehensive digital resource that holds historical and contemporary information about the creation and performance of African Diaspora Sacred Music. It contains information about the leading African Diaspora musicians of the community and the churches, and schools most directly connected with the performance of African Diaspora sacred music repertoire.
The Database is being developed to increase awareness of the value of the African Diaspora Sacred music, and to provide information for scholarly analysis, school curriculum design, and music programming design. The Database is under development. It has been designed and initiated through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Georgia and Nolan Payton Foundation. Ultimately it will contain a searchable catalogue of the musical holdings of the Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive.
The data has been gathered from many different sources, including information obtained at ADSMM Community Forums. Additions and corrections are welcome and may be submitted to Dr. Hansonia L. Caldwell.
All works which use or refer to the information provided in the Database should acknowledge the source by means of bibliographic citation.