Hymn Lining: A Disappearing African American Tradition

Now watching

Next video starts in : 7 Play

Hymn Lining: A Disappearing African American Tradition

Hymn Lining: A Disappearing African American Tradition
Replay video
Up next

We Transformed Into Pinup Girls And This Is What Happened

Unlock your personal NFL Now stream by signing in to NFL.com

Hymn Lining: A Disappearing African American Tradition

by Yahoo Viewfinder 7:07 mins

Hymn Lining: A Disappearing African American Tradition

by Yahoo Viewfinder 7:07 mins

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.

Must Watch

Must Watch

  1. 4:26

    We Transformed Into Pinup Girls And This Is What Happened

  2. Atlas Genius - Atlas Genius LIVE Concert

  3. 2:52

    Extreme Adventure: Canyoneering in Utah

  4. 1:38

    Local News's Latest Interview Star

  5. 2:08

    Donald Trump 'Hopes to Run Against' Kanye West for President

  6. 1:10

    Legendary Disney Actor Dean Jones Dies at 84

Community

  1. 27:26

    Community Episode 1: Ladders

  2. 27:26

    Community Episode 2: Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care

  3. 24:40

    Community Episode 3: Basic Crisis Room Decorum

  4. 30:58

    Community Episode 4: Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing

  5. 28:45

    Community Episode 5: Laws of Robotics and Party Rights

  6. 28:13

    Community Episode 6: Basic Email Security

Other Space

  1. 27:05

    Other Space Episode 1: Into the Great Beyond...Beyond

  2. 25:20

    Other Space Episode 2: Getting to Know You

  3. 25:51

    Other Space Episode 3: The Death of A.R.T.

  4. 25:46

    Other Space Episode 4: Ted Talks

  5. 26:44

    Other Space Episode 5: Trouble's Brewing

  6. 27:02

    Other Space Episode 6: Powerless