Phil Jamison 2: African influences, and African-American callers

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Title

Phil Jamison 2: African influences, and African-American callers

Subject

General - Dance and Culture

Description

Phil Jamison discusses his research into the origins of American square dance in the south, and describes the key role that African-American musicians played . There are the well-known musical elements—the role of the banjo, for example—and Phil also points out that the first callers were African-American. Even some distinctive square dance features such as Birdie in the Cage may have African roots.

Creator

Square Dance History Project

Date Created

November 18, 2011

Contributor

David Millstone

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Duration

8:20

Original Format

DVCPRO HD

Compression

H.264