Field Hollers and Work Songs: What are they?

/*! elementor – v3.7.7 – 20-09-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Introduction Shouts, hollers and cries can be heard across slave plantations. To some, this might seem like nonsense, but to slaves and the development of the African diaspora, this was everything. Work songs and field hollers were songs that slaves sang […]

Field Hollers and Work Songs

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Tunes of Trials and Songs of Survival

  Beginning with the African slaves who were seized and exported across the Atlantic in the midst of the Middle Passage, singing (negro spirituals) has been embedded in the culture of African Americans. Coming from different countries, slaves, cultures and tribes, utilized singing as a method to interface during the journey. Singing as a form […]

Let’s Talk About Black Folk

Let’s Talk About Black Folk Lila Gilliam Folk is a genre of music often characterized by its lineage of an oral tradition over many generations. In African Diasporic cultures, Folk music originated in African communities as a means to tell stories, express emotion, and convey messages to the community. As Africans were enslaved and brought […]