Alabama Folklife Association ® 5709 Belle Ridge Trail  Birmingham, AL 35210

Sacred music in Alabama is a very broad topic that encompasses many diverse traditions and the cultural traits that make these genres contributions to our folk heritage.  Sacred Sounds of Alabama provides an introduction and overview of these musical traditions and celebrates the rich legacies and contributions Alabamians have made to our national heritage.  The exhibit provides opportunities to experience the music and highlights Alabama’s unique assets and exceptional artistry while the web site will showcase collections of the Archive of Alabama Folk Culture and assist researchers and educators by distributing resources on the world wide web.  Genres to be presented in the exhibit include African American traditions such as the Negro Spiritual, Choral Spiritual Music, Jefferson County Gospel Quartet, and shape-note singing traditions of Christian Harmony and Sacred Harp.  Tracing the heritage while celebrating today's artists, the exhibit will connect with people of all ages.

Exhibit Now Open in Ft. Payne
See exhibit page for information
Special Concert, Ft. Payne Opera House during Boom Days Festival
Sept.20th, 2014     1pm - 3pm
1:00  The Singing Parker Family
1:30 The Willie Underwood Family
2:00 The Hollis Gentry Family
2:30 The Sharps Quartet
Special Concert During Boom Days

Grand Opening, Friday, September 5, 2014
6:30 pm :  Panel Discussion and Music
Location:  Historic Coal and Iron Building
Corner of 5th and Gault Ave. N. (Hwy 11)


Web site, exhibit, and opening program made possible due to the support of the following: