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Sacred Harp music is a genre of religious folk music that originated in the southern United States. It is characterized by its use of shape notes and four-part harmony singing. Sacred Harp Singers are individuals who participate in group singing sessions, known as "singings," where they sing hymns and spiritual songs from a hymnal called The Sacred Harp. The United Sacred Harp Musical Association is an organization that promotes and preserves the Sacred Harp tradition through annual conventions and other events. The Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Convention is one of many regional conventions where Sacred Harp Singers gather to sing and socialize.


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