Music is another important part of life on the Sea Islands. Most of the Gullah music is found in religious practices. Although spirituals had a Christian message, they were heartfelt expressions of the slave experience. The melody and rhythm of the songs are similar to African spirituals. The "shout" is an African custom often performed in praise houses during prayer meetings.
Listen to The Gullah Kinfolk sing "Cum Out De Weederness" (Come Out The Wilderness) above.
- 3-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the exploration and settlement of South Carolina.
- The inhabitants of the early Carolina colony included native, immigrant, and enslaved peoples. To understand how these various groups interacted to form a new and unique culture, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the follo...
- 3.4.1.PR Investigate the cultural characteristics of places and regions around the world.
- This indicator prompts students to inquire about how geography influences economic activities around the world. Economic livelihoods may be expressed by agriculture (subsistence, commercial), industry, and services.
- 3.5.4.AG Use maps and other geographic representations to identify how migration patterns affect people and places.
- This indicator was written to promote inquiry into the unique development of ethnic, political, and religious identities in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
- This indicator was written to promote inquiry into the role of mercantilism in the growth of agriculture, early industry, harbor development, shipping and trade, and slavery in the British colonies.
- This indicator was developed to promote inquiry into how South Carolina developed as a result of the relationship among various ethnic, political, and religious groups.
- 8.1.E Utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources to examine multiple perspectives and influences of the economic, political, and social effects of South Carolina’s settlement and colonization on the development of various forms of government across the colonies.
La música es otra parte importante de la vida en Las Islas del Mar. La mayor parte de la música de Gullah se encuentra en las prácticas religiosas. Aunque los espirituales tenían un mensaje Cristiano, eran expresiones sinceras de la experiencia de los esclavos. La melodía y el ritmo de las canciones son similares a los espirituales africanos. El "grito" es una costumbre Africana que a menudo se realiza en las casas de alabanza durante las reuniones de oración.
Escuche a La Garganta Kinfolk cantar "Cum Out De Weederness" (Salir al desierto) en la parte de arriba.