Thoughts of Dar Es Salaam

Steven L. Isoardi

in The Dark Tree

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780520245914
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932241 | DOI:
Thoughts of Dar Es Salaam

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This chapter explores the history of the institutionalization of the Underground Musicians and Artists Association (UGMAA). Despite the decline of the U.S. economy during the 1970s, the organization was able to achieve nonprofit status and acquire a substantial building to ground their activity and launch programs only contemplated for many years. Thus, the UGMAA continued to be a force for African American culture and community in South Central Los Angeles despite the increasingly difficult times within the area.

Keywords: institutionalization; economic decline; nonprofit status; African American culture

Chapter.  11432 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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