The Holly Grove AME Church Stewardess Board will host the annual note singing celebration on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m.
Shape note singing is one of Georgia’s enduring sacred music traditions. Many do not realize that a separate, vibrant tradition exists in African American communities.
African American shape-note singers employ a unique note system, syncopated rhythms, and an emotional singing style that differentiates their music from that of the Sacred Harp tradition.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/10-23-2013/note-singing-celebration-set-sunday-holly-grove-ame