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The Dark TreeJazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles$
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Steve Isoardi

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520245914

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520245914.001.0001

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Aiee! The Phantom

Aiee! The Phantom

Horace Tapscott

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(p.246) 11 Aiee! The Phantom
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The Dark Tree
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Steven L. Isoardi

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520245914.003.0011

This chapter discusses the legacy of Horace Tapscott for the Underground Musicians and Artists Association (UGMAA) and Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (PAPA). It suggests that Tapscott's passing left a void in the African American community and its arts world. It explains that for almost forty years Tapscott was a continual and visible artistic presence, who created and guided the Arkestra and UGMAA, performed before thousands, and attracted hundreds of artists to support a movement focused on their community. It investigates how Tapscott kept the organizations together and replenished it when there was rarely any money involved.

Keywords:   Horace Tapscott, African American community, arts world, artists

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