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African Americans vocals Ethnography Music Geechee songs Dance music Federal Music Project Office Jacksonville, Florida Duval County

A dance song in the Charleston rhythm from the Geechee country in South Carolina, learned in Florida from a Geechee woman. "Geechee," or "Gullah," refers to a group of African Americans who settled on the sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia. Their geographic isolation enabled them to preserve more of their West African heritage, including some elements of the language. Language used: Geechee. Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she took a job with the Federal Writers' Project in Florida.

Language: English Creoles
Duration: 1 Minute, 6 Seconds
Performer: : Hurston, Zora Neale

Florida Folksong - Oh, The Buford Boat Done Come

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