Encyclopedia > Spiritual (music)

  Article Content

Spiritual (music)

A Spiritual is a African-American song with a religious text. Traditionally monophonic and a capella, these songs are antecedents of the blues. They began on Southern slave plantations as work songs[?], sometimes with hidden messages of rebellion and escape from the slaves' owners.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

... of Canada's provincial governments minority language education rights: generally, French and English minorities in every province and territory have the right to b ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 27 ms