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"Songs of the south" Music from the Okefenokee Swamp area

Hymns, Hollers, Reels and Work Songs" by Walter Parks

Indigenous music from the Okefenokee Swamp area would primarily be associated with the Seminole and Creek nations, as well as other indigenous peoples who historically inhabited the southeastern United States. These communities have rich musical traditions that are an integral part of their cultural heritage.

Traditional Indigenous music from this region often includes the use of instruments such as drums, flutes, rattles, and chanting or vocalizations. These musical forms are deeply connected to ceremonies, storytelling, and cultural events. The songs and rhythms reflect the history, spirituality, and daily life of these communities.

Folklife Today: American Folklife Center & Veterans History Project

Click on the link above for the blog from the Library of Congress interview and video with Walter Parks.


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