ring shout


ring shout
noun
: a dance of African origin done by Negro slaves and revivalists in which all form a circle and shuffle counterclockwise usually with much shouting

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a group dance of West African origin introduced into parts of the southern U.S. by black revivalists, performed by shuffling counterclockwise in a circle while answering shouts of a preacher with corresponding shouts, and held to be, in its vigorous antiphonal patterns, a source in the development of jazz.
[1930-35, Amer.]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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