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Hymn Lining: A Disappearing African American Tradition

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Hymn Lining: A Disappearing African American Tradition

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This African American History Month, meet Troy Demps, 86, who is trying to preserve the haunting art of "hymn-lining". A celebrated tradition that dates back to slavery, hymn lining incorporates African tonal languages and rhythmic and percussive hand clapping and stomping.

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