Hymn liner Troy Demps singing - Orlando, Florida State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

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.

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DISCUSSION: When Was The Last Time You Heard Hymn-Lining In Church?  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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