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Friday, January 15, 2021

FRIDAY MUSIC: Apollo's Fire, part two, by JD

This time a selection of music and dance from America's folk music roots. I found three versions of "Down in the river to Pray" which is, according to Wiki, "...is a traditional American song variously described as a Christian folk hymn, an African-American spiritual, an Appalachian song, and a southern gospel song. The exact origin of the song is unknown. Research suggests that it was composed by an African-American slave." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_in_the_River_to_Pray

The one I have used here was, for me, one of the the most moving renditions I have ever heard.

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