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From the Field: The Singing & Praying Bands of Maryland & Delaware

Thursday, January 16, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephen Stuempfle
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The Society for Ethnomusicology and Smithsonian Folkways are pleased to announce the second feature of "From the Field”: Clifford R. Murphy's "The Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware.” This multimedia report documents an African-American musical tradition in the Chesapeake Tidewater region and offers reflections on the public presentation of religious expression.

The report appears in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine at http://www.folkways.si.edu/magazine/2014_fall_winter/from_the_field.aspx and is also available through the SEM project webpage at http://www.ethnomusicology.org/?SpecialProjects_SFR.

Co-produced by Smithsonian Folkways and SEM, "From the Field” presents recent ethnomusicological field research to a general audience. Reports combine audio and video recordings, photographs, and narrative to explore music-making and social issues at locales around the world.

Funding for "From the Field” is provided in part by an Interagency Agreement between the National Endowment for the Arts and Smithsonian Folkways, with SEM participating as a collaborator.

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