Music and the Underground Railroad: Mules Jawbone

Underground Railroad


All people can feel the power of music, regardless of where you are from or what language you speak. The international slave trade transported African people all over the world. Africans passed their cultural traditions to their children, and as a result, African influence can be seen in cultures all around the world. In this video, musician Bruce Barnes sings a song in Louisiana Creole - a unique language native to Louisiana which was heavily influenced by French and African languages.


3 minutes, 19 seconds


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