13/01/2010 The Whoop

The Whoop is a musical, emotional, non-intellectual method of preaching the Word of God. An African American preaching style, it’s been called "singing the sermon". The Whoop originated during the early days of North American slavery and continues to evolve today.

Jessica Alpert goes to the deep south of the United States of America, to Atlanta, to hear the sounds and words of this extraordinary way of communicating the Word.

As they say in the congregation when the sermon takes off - 'Pull it Reverend'!

Below: Presenter Jessica Alpert

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28 minutes

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