Saro Lynch-ThomasonSaro Lynch-Thomason. Photo by Studio 828 Photography.

Songs that Speak

CDSS is pleased to support "Songs that Speak," a monthly YouTube series by Saro Lynch-Thomason. Learn about the history, folklore, and modern-day relevance of traditional songs, and sing along as Saro teaches each song through sing-and-repeat.

  • Can Songs Kill? The Leo Frank Trial and the Ballad of Little Mary Phagan

  • The Meaning of the Cherry Tree Carol Folksong: Old Christmas, Sacred Trees and Fertility Goddesses

  • Easy Folk Songs to Sing: The Cherry Tree Carol

  • Can I Sing That? Catawba Indian Nation Songs, Context and Colonization:

  • Learn to Sing Two Catawba Language Songs:

  • Learn to Sing "I Am Going to the West:"

  • Mother Shipton: Your Favorite Witch You've Never Heard Of!

  • Learn to Sing "Mother Shipton:"

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