Songs | Gullah Net

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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.

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