The Holly Grove AME Church Stewardess Board will host the annual note singing celebration on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m.
Shape note singing is one of Georgia’s enduring sacred music traditions. Many are familiar with the Sacred Harp shape note singings that are abundant in the Georgia region, however many do not realize that a separate, vibrant tradition exists in African American communities.
African American shape-note singers employ a unique note system, syncopated rhythms, and an emotional singing style that differentiates their music from that of the Sacred Harp tradition. Read More»