Gullah: The Voice of an Island

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Gullah: The Voice of an Island is a new website about the music of the Gullah people of South Carolina, focusing on the spirituals and praise houses. It has been established by faculty and students at Coastal Carolina University in

Many Gullah spirituals retain much of their West African heritage. Like, Voice of an Island worked alongside the Penn Center, recording over 80 hours of spirituals and stories. For more about the backstory, read the article in CCU Magazine.

Organizers of The Voice of an Island plan to continue collecting material over the next few years. To learn more and stay updated on this fascinating project, please visit their official webpage at

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