<i>Aiee</i>! The Phantom

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:
Aiee! The Phantom

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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

Chapter.  12197 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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