South Georgia Folklife Radio Archives

African American Men and Women Perform on the Porch of a trailer

South Georgia folklife has been featured in various public radio programs which have used audio gathered by the South Georgia Folklife Project. The South Georgia Folklife Collection now houses the original audio and radio archives.

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Wiregrass Ways

Wiregrass Ways is a 13-part series produced by WWET 91.7 FM in Valdosta and aired on Georgia Public Radio in 1998. This project was supported in part by an award from the Georgia Council for the Arts through the Appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sounds of South Georgia

Sounds of South Georgia is a 12-part series produced by Laurie Kay Sommers and aired on Georgia Public Radio in 2005 and 2006. It focuses on the traditions of diverse cultural groups living in South Georgia. This project was supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Hoboken-style Sacred Harp

“Hoboken-Style” Sacred Harp singing in southeast Georgia has been the focus of several additional public radio programs: Four 2-minute radio programs featuring interviews with David I. Lee, fifth generation Sacred Harp singer from Hoboken, Georgia, and music recorded at monthly sings by Laurie Kay Sommers, produced for the Pulse of the Planet series and originally aired in November, 2000. The program is also available on Pulse of the Planet website in the Archive section.

Originally produced by William B. Dudley for the Florida Humanities Council, recorded at a memorial sing for Silas Lee held at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, FL, aired June 2000.

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