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LOS ANGELES COMPOSERS OF THE PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA

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LOS ANGELES COMPOSERS OF THE PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA

The Los Angeles Composers of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra is the current project of The Gathering: Roots & Branches of Los Angeles Jazz under the leadership of Jesse Sharps, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and early bandleader in the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. The mission is to complete and secure the archive of the community composers of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, and to record select pieces from that archive, including The Ghetto Suite by Horace Tapscott, and In Times Like These by Lester Robertson. 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, which was founded in 1961 by Horace Tapscott and has seen numerous generations of musicians come through the group over the years. panafrikanpeoplesarkestra

The Gathering has partnered with Soul Force Project and is actively seeking sponsorship, support, and collaboration for this project. Please contact us for more info and to find out ways to help out.

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Board of Directors

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    Jesse               Fundi              Roberto             Ernest                 Ray

   Sharps             Legohn            Miranda          Straughter         Straughter