Children’s Folk Songs from the Rural South


Sat, Jun 15, 2019
3:00 to 4:00

Người đến trước dùng trước.

Newel Briggs with children

Newel Briggs sings old slave songs accompanied by his guitar, mandolin and banjo. Raised by his grandparents, the first people in his family to be born free, Newel’s grandma sang songs such as “Loop de Loo,” “Miss Mary Mac,” “Ham Bone” and “Shortnin’ Bread.” Learn about the history behind the songs and find out which one is about taking a bath on Saturday night!

Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.