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Decolonizing the Music Room

Presented by South Carolina Humanities at Online/Virtual Space

May 15 2020
Jun 30 2020
Decolonizing the Music Room

I inevitably ask my next question, “Do you know the meaning of Kumbaya?”


“Kumbaya” is a song from the #GullahGeechee culture? Pamela Bailey examines the history of the African American spiritual in a fascinating blog post for Decolonizing the Music Room.

Pamela Bailey is a nationally published author, a singer-songwriter, and a self-described “Carolina Daughter.” She is descended from enslaved people from the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. She is the Project Director for a multi-faceted documentary project about local and inter-state

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