Southern Sound of Shape Note Singing

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Heard On The Odyssey Series

Upon close review, African American sacred music has historically been and continues to be, a viable aspect of American culture. Generation after generation has embraced the genre as a way of coping with their emotional, social and spiritual struggles. Dating back to America’s earliest investment in the enslavement of humans, fashioned sacred music styles like spirituals and gospel, have over the years offered black Americans freedom in the broadest context…

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Producer
  • Joe Hardtke Technical Director

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