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Thread #96348   Message #1884907
Posted By: Azizi
13-Nov-06 - 03:16 PM
Thread Name: Why do our songs last so long ?
Subject: RE: Why do our songs last so long ?
sorry about that repeated "on a roll" comment. And btw, I prefer whole wheat bread and hold the mayonnaise please...

Also, sorry about the formatting of that cheer.


And thurg's comment about African traditions being constantly revitalized, revised and expanded reinforces my comment about the new form of call & response cheers. Btw. the earliest example of this playground rhyming activity that I've found was in a mid 1970s field recording of Washington DC Black girls.