Saturday, April 16 - 1:30 pm
Liberty Baptist Church
53rd Place and Halldale, LA

The preliminary exhibit will be introduced to the public at the Saturday, April 30th African Diaspora Living Legends Concert, as part of a Pre-Concert Panel, The Meaning of Music in the Life of Black Angelenos – A History, and a tribute to the ensemble will be included in the program.

The project will facilitate an intergenerational dialogue between African Diaspora Legacy musicians and today’s proteges. All of the Shambrey Legacy materials will be stored in the Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive. A report of the project outcomes will be submitted to the California Council for the Humanities and will be reported at the national meeting of the National Association of Negro Musicians (August, 2005).

The project is being administered by Dr. Hansonia L. Caldwell, CSU Dominguez Hills professor of music, working with:

  • Project Humanities Scholars Dr. Don Lee White, CSU Los Angeles emeritus professor of music and ADSMM board member, Mrs. Thelma Hicks, Mrs. Vennie F. Johnson and Dr. Chetera Watson
  • Project Planning Committee – including Mr. John E. Mayes and Harry Berthelot, former members of the Shambrey Chorale
  • The Project Documentation Team – including videographer and graphics and web designer Judith Blakey
  • Legacy Project Research Assistants.

Video excerpt from the roundtable interviews:

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.