Traditional Music Symposium Panel, Lecture, Workshops, Performance
USC’s McKissick Museum will host the music symposium Shared Traditions: Sacred Music in the South, February 26th and 27th in Columbia. Saturday at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia, there will be a panel presentation on “Vocal Godliness: Gospel in Black and White.” Dr. Minuette Floyd will discuss the music of the African-American camp meeting. Keynote speaker Dr. Cynthia Schmidt will screen The Language You Cry In, a film based on her research from 18th century Sierra Leone to the Gullah people of present-day Georgia. Three music workshops will focus on shape-note and hymn-raising traditions. An evening concert will highlight the songs & styles learned during the workshops. All Shared Traditions programs are free. Co-sponsored by the USC School of Music & Brookland Baptist Church.