Friday, Aug. 24, 2007
Shape-note singing is a musical form that dates back to Colonial times in the United States, but it's still alive, both musically and spiritually.
The musical form is featured this week in the Pulse Podcast. The podcast coincides with Sunday's public demonstration singing event by the Kaw Valley Shape Note Singing Association, which will set up in the South Park gazebo from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the Kansas State Picking and Fiddling Championships.
In the podcast, local member Joe Casad talks about why he's involved in shape-note singing, and Matt Hinton, who co-directed the documentary "Awake My Soul" about the musical style, talks about its history.
After that, find out what else is going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature.