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The South: Family and Community

in I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780226109589
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226109633 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226109633.003.0002
The South: Family and Community

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This chapter descries the Sacred Harp groups in Holly Springs, Georgia and in Liberty in Sand Mountain, Alabama. It explains that although Holly Springs represents the iconic center of the Sacred Harp tradition, it is now struggling to maintain itself as a viable community. The chapter describes these communities of singers, the history of how groups were formed, and the weekend singing in each location.

Keywords: Sacred Harp groups; Holly Springs; Georgia; Liberty; Sand Mountain; Alabama; communities of singers; weekend singing

Chapter.  11537 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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