Hoodoo Religion and American Dance Traditions: Rethinking the Ring Shout

Posted: May 26, 2012 in Dance, History, Katrina Hazzard-Donald

Author: Katrina Hazzard-Donald
Source: The Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.4, no.6, September 2011


“Abstract: When one considers the history of American dance traditions one rarely thinks about its possible relationship to the local African American “Sanctified” or fundamentalist church described in works such as James Baldwin’s Go Tell it On the Mountain.

This article examines the historical relationship between early African American slave worship and its contribution to both the social and theatrical dance traditions of the United States.”



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