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Sessions Receives Horace Tapscott Heritage Award
By Cora Jackson-Fossett
Published August 18, 2016
From left are Mikela Session, Maredith Torres and Cecilia Tapscott.

                                      From left are Mikela Session, Maredith Torres and Cecilia Tapscott.

Mikela Session, left, recently received Horace Tapscott Young Musician’s Heritage Award. Maredith Torres, center, and Cecilia Tapscott, widow of Horace, made the presentation during a ceremony at the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum in Culver City.

Session, who is a junior at California Institute of the Arts, started playing drums as a toddler. He has performed with the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra as well as with his own band.

Horace Tapscott was a renowned jazz pianist and composer who founded the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra.  He resided in South L.A.’s Angeles Mesa district. He passed away in 1999.

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