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Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy

For centuries, music has been a central component of Black communities’ culture, strength, and heritage. The Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy (HGMAA) is dedicated to passing on the rich legacy of Black cultural music to the next generation. As part of its commitment to community building through youth development and cultural pride, HGMAA seeks to challenge inner-city youth to see themselves as positive producers of culture, music, and the arts as a whole, rather than merely consumers of it. HGMAA provides the community with cultural products and performances of which they can be proud. It is the desire of HGMAA to equip our young artists with the necessary tools to make this vision a reality.