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.

Panels on Display
Birmingham Public Library;  Central Branch
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL

June 11-July 22, 2019

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 15, 2019   3:00-5:00 p.m.

Sacred Harp Singing Reception:
Sunday, June 30, 2019   3:00 -6:00 p.m.

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