Not something that happens
But the way something happens
-- Charles Ives,
Essays Before a Sonata

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sacred Harp "Hoboken Style"

Laurie Kay Sommers, a folklorist from Georgia, has published "Hoboken Style: Meaning and Change in Okefenokee Sacred Harp Singing" in the online journal Southern Spaces. Besides being a definitive treatment of the unique traditions associated with Sacred Harp singing in the Okefenokee Swamp region of southern Georgia, this article also beautifully exploits the possiblities of online publication.