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McIntosh County Shouters - 'Spirituals and Shout Songs' [Behind The Scenes Documentary]
In this video, members of the McIntosh County Shouters share the origins of the ring shout, including both its religious and secular traditions, as well as the community it brings. For the folks that practice it, it can be a way to honor and connect with their ancestors. Songs Featured (In Order): "This Might Be Our Last Time" "Drive Ol' Joe" "Believer, I Know" 'Spirituals and Shout Songs from the Georgia Coast' is available on CD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: Acclaimed upholders of the African American ring shout, the McIntosh County Shouters keep the faith, form, and fervor of the generations-old tradition rooted in their small community of coastal Georgia. Companion songs to the shuffle-step devotional movement called “shouting” have resisted slavery, strengthened spirit, and left us a cultural keystone for the future. Through their classic shout songs and spirituals, the Shouters beckon us to remember the past while envisioning the future of the African American cultural legacy. The collection is part of the African American Legacy Series, co-presented with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. McIntosh County Shouters: Facebook: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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6 min 38 sec
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