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An Ancient African Funeral Song Connects a Woman in Sierra Leone with a Woman in Coastal Georgia

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In March 1997 journalist Herb Frazier traveled with Mary Moran of Harris Neck, Ga., and her family to a village in the Sierra Leone where they met Baindu Jabati. The two women sang their versions of an African funeral song. Listen to the story of how that song made its way from Sierra Leone to coastal Georgia where it was preserved in the Moran family to become an important artifact in the Gullah Geechee culture.

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Herb Frazier