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African-American ring shout sung in Africa

Ring Shout - a religious dance created by Africans in America three centuries ago - returned to its spiritual home this week when a group from the Gullah Geechee area in the US performed the dance in Sierra Leone. The leader of the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters, Griffin Lotson, told Newsday the history of the folk music.

(Pic: A group of African-Americans bringing the ritual dance Ring Shout back to their West African roots after 300 years; Credit: Griffin Lotson)

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