Phil Jamison 2: African influences, and African-American callers
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.
Subjects: General - Dance and Culture
Tags: African-American, interview, Phil Jamison
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