Shape Note, or Sacred Harp Singing, is a very old American tradition of singing. This tradition was carried on the longest in the rural South and is making a come-back today, with many Sacred Harp singing groups springing up around the country.
Brochure: Alan Lomax--Authority on American folk-lore ... Archivist to the Library of Congress ... Commentator and artist on "Columbia's School of the Air" (1940-1945) Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-121915. From 'Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival' by Stephen Petrus and Ronald D. Cohen #folk #music