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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

The Art of Meditation in Afro-American Folksong: Roy Dunn’s Holy Blues

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The relationship between blues and gospel can be seen as two sides of the same coin; both blues are for despair, and gospel is for hope, relating to the same subject. The blues-gospel rap is a map for the psychologically unified view of the world. Using this dichotomy of hope-despair, the positions are either the blues are the illegitimate child of the spiritual, or that spiritual understanding is a marriage of hope and despair.