The Negro Spiritual Goes to France

@article{Cook1954TheNS,
  title={The Negro Spiritual Goes to France},
  author={Mercer Cook},
  journal={Music Educators Journal},
  year={1954},
  volume={40},
  pages={42 - 48}
}
  • M. Cook
  • Published 1 April 1954
  • History
  • Music Educators Journal
TE'3 HERE SHE IS! There's your America !" said the ship's officer to Georges Duhamel as the radio caught the strains of "plaintive harmonies, almost funereal . . . the religious hymns sung by Negro choirs." And the officer added that when one heard spirituals or jazz, one could be sure that the United States was not far away. Today, a quarter of a century later, that statement would be open to question. Gradually but unmistakably the Negro spiritual is finding a place in the hearts of the… 

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