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We are now accepting submissions for the April 2015 edition of our new journal

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Celebrating Over 50 Years of Service!
The National Association for the Study and Performance of African American Music was organized in 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia as the National Black Music Caucus. Two-hundred black musicians attending the biennial meeting of the Music Educators National Conference gathered at Morehouse College to protest their exclusion from MENC divisional and national Planning sessions and programs. NASPAAM now exists as a non-profit professional organization whose members are dedicated to promoting, performing, and preserving all facets of African American music.
Give the gift of music with your support of NASPAAM.

Preserving, Promoting, and Advancing the Tradition of African-American Music.