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Ring Shout Dance | Gullah Roots
Ring Shout Dance | Gullah Roots

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A circular dance called the "Ring Shout" was a part of Gullah-Geechee Christian worship services for many years. APA Citation: Newman, B. (2020, October 1). Gullah Roots [Video]. SCETV. https://video...
Same Song in Mende and Gullah | Gullah Roots
Same Song in Mende and Gullah | Gullah Roots

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Scholars have located a song linking a family from Georgia to the village of Senehun Ngola in Sierra Leone. Linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner traveled to Georgia in 1931 to hear people speaking and singing...
Songs | Gullah Net
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...
Gullah Traditions | Gullah Net
Gullah Traditions | Gullah Net

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Gullah traditions are the customs, beliefs and ways of life that have been passed down among Sea Island families. Making sweetgrass baskets, quilting, and knitting fishing nets are a few of the crafts...
Praise House | Gullah Music
Praise House | Gullah Music

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Students will understand how enslaved Africans created music for their worship experience. Religious meetings in “praise houses” provided the spiritual outlet for enslaved Africans on the plantation...
Secret Code | Gullah Music
Secret Code | Gullah Music

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Students will understand that music and material culture became a mode of covert communication between slaves. Aunt Pearlie Sue is our guide as students uncover hidden messages in the work songs...
Got the Blues | Gullah Music
Got the Blues | Gullah Music

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Students will understand traditional blues form that contains three four-measure phrases that follow the pattern AAB. Let Reverend Leroy show you how to express your sad feelings by composing a blues...
Middle Passage | Gullah Music
Middle Passage | Gullah Music

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European slave traders brought Africans to the New World on ships as early as the 1400s. These voyages across the Atlantic Ocean are called the Middle Passage. It was a terrible experience for the...
Hip Hop/Rap | Gullah Music
Hip Hop/Rap | Gullah Music

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African call-and-response patterns and improvisation survived the Middle Passage and became two of the basic elements of one of today’s most popular forms of music. In the 1970s, rap music began in...
Work Song | Gullah Music
Work Song | Gullah Music

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Enslaved Africans sang songs as they worked to help keep the pace of the task they were doing. A leader called out a verse or yell and others responded. This is the call-and-response singing tradition...