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By Kathryn Eastburn

Some have known as Sacred Harp making a song America’s earliest song. This robust nondenominational spiritual making a song, a part of a deeply held Southern tradition, has unfold during the country during the last centuries. In A Sacred Feast, Kathryn Eastburn trips into the group of Sacred Harp singers around the nation and introduces readers to the curious glories of a convention that's practiced at the present time simply because it used to be 200 years ago.

 
Each of the book’s chapters visits a special zone and lines recipes from the accompanying culinary tradition—dinner at the flooring, a hearty noontime banquet. From oven-cooked pulled beef barbecue to buck shop cornbread dressing to crimson velvet cake, those recipes inform a narrative of nourishing the physique, the soul, and the voice. The Sacred Harp’s deeply relocating sound and spirit resonate via those pages, captured at conventions in Alabama, Kentucky, Texas, Colorado, and Washington, conveyed in pix of singers, and celebrated within the points of interest, sounds, smells, and tastes of all-day making a song and dinner at the flooring echoing via generations and centuries.

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