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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 7:28 am 
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The African-american Fife and drum music , still alive in north Mississippi hill counties, was a bit evoked on this forum.

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I find this music really fascinating, a cane fife with 2 or 3 drums, with african, native-american and european influences, very different from the military fife music. And this rhytmic music had a lot of infuences on some blues (RL Burnside, Jessie Mae Hemphill, North Mississippi Allstars etc) and is still played on picnics in north mississippi.

Do you like Napoleon Strickland, Ed Young, Otha Turner and his grandaughter Shardé Thomas?

Ed Young:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpdUo4ThJEA

Napoleon Strickland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bks9sFNvGVo

Otha Turner:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyqf-jf2B_4

Shardé Thomas with Rising Star Fife and Drum Band and Dickinson's brothers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0NXfCT1cY0


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 5:03 pm 
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I couldn´t find any audio. . .yet! But you might like this picture from the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor-North Carolina, Georgia, Florida all barrier islands.
https://p-upload.facebook.com/gullahgee ... %22R%22%7D

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 11:43 pm 
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an seanduine wrote:
I couldn´t find any audio. . .yet! But you might like this picture from the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor-North Carolina, Georgia, Florida all barrier islands.
https://p-upload.facebook.com/gullahgee ... %22R%22%7D

Bob

Hi Bob, thanks for this great picture, and to mention the Gullah Geechee culture, with very strong west african influence. I'd love to listen to Gullah Geechee flute music.

And the picture shows there maybe was an african-american fife tradition outside north Mississippi, with african but also native american (Choctaw) influences as well.


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 1:52 pm 
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Interesting! I never knew about this.

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