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        Gullah Music: Praise House

        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 and resembled West African communal traditions. The “ring shout” included rhythmic hand clapping, spiritual singing and movement in a counterclockwise circle with folks making sure never to cross their feet.

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