The Africana Hymnal
The Africana Hymnal USB Flash Drive series contains 150 songs organized around the seasons of the year, the sacramental life of the congregation, and the special days of the black church. The music selections cover multiple genres that demonstrate intergenerational connections between the music of the past and that of the present and the future in order to encourage all of God’s people to sing.
The flash drive includes sheet music, accompaniment tracks, and PowerPoint lyrics for all of the songs included, along with instructional guidelines about the way this music is sung or used in worship. The resource emphasizes congregational singing, sensitivity to regional differences, and inclusion of several cultures and dialects present predominantly black United Methodist churches in North America. Part of the Africana Hymnal Project of The United Methodist Church, this resource is a bridge between the past, present, and future of black sacred music.