Pan Afrikan People's Arkestra
In celebration of the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, LACMA presents the community-based Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra. The Arkestra was founded by the late pianist and composer Horace Tapscott and is now under the direction of saxophonist Michael Session. First created in the late 1970s, this ensemble has performed the world over.
Presented as part of Jazz at LACMA, taking place every Friday through November. Check out the full schedule of upcoming concerts.
Jazz at LACMA is made possible in part by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Broadcasts are made possible through the support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky with additional support from the Johnny Mercer Foundation.Promotional support provided by media sponsor KJAZZ 88.1 and community partner Amoeba Music.
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist was organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. This exhibition is made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.
Image: Archibald J. Motley Jr., Black Belt, 1934. Oil on canvas, 33 x 40.5 inches (83.8 x 102.9 cm). Collection of the Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.