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Hip Hop/Rap | Gullah Music
Episode 12

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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...
African Music | Gullah Music
Episode 1

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Music was an important tradition in Africa centuries before Africans were brought to America. Singing was a part of everyday life when people were at work, worship or play. The drum was the most...
Charleston Basketweavers | Digital Traditions
Episode 4

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Excerpt from 1986 USC News production. Dale Rosengarten discusses sweetgrass basketry as a part of the Charleston tourist trade, as well as a one of the most highly recognized African-American art...
Family Across the Sea, Part 3 | SCETV Specials (1990)
Episode 3

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Family Across the Sea, Part 3 Anthropologist Joe Opala has studied the history of slavery from the African side of the ocean. He has tracked a remarkable series of connections that end in Charleston...
Pam Corwin | Congaree Swamp Stories

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Congaree Swamp Stories Camp Workshop Speaker What Happened to the Congaree Indians, and Learning from Native American Artifacts, Culture, Foodways and Creation Stories Ms. Pam Corwin, a biologist for...