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Old Ship of Zion: The Afro-Baptist Ritual in the African Diaspora

Author: Walter F. Pitts, Vincent L. Wimbush
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       This book retraces the African origins of African-American forms of worship. During a five-year period in the field, Pitts played the piano at and recorded numerous worship services in black Baptist churches throughout rural Texas. His historical comparisons and linguistic analysis of this material uncover striking parallels between 'Afro-Baptist' services and the religious rituals of Western and Central Africa, as well as other African-derived rituals in the United States Sea Islands, the Caribbean, and Brazil.


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