Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program is part of a series that follows the history of African-American music. The series goes back to Africa in search of the source of music that made its way to America. This second episode, Repercussions: A Celebration of African-American Music - On the Battlefield, Gospel Quartets, illustrates the intricate African harmonies practiced by gospel quartets such as the Dixie Hummingbirds.
Africa, battlefield, Black [race], celebration, gospel-music, music, quartet, roots [origins]