M.I.A. & Diplo Sample Alabama Sacred Harp Singers

A sample from Tell Me Why, a Diplo produced song from M.I.A.’s forthcoming LP Maya, is being credited to the Alabama Sacred Harp Singers 1928 recording of the traditional gospel hymn Rocky Road.

I can’t really identify the use of the sample in Tell Me Why, both songs are posted below have a listen and hear for yourself.


Alabama Sacred Harp Singers:

I strongly recommend the work of the Alabama Sacred Harp Singers.  Sacred Harp or Shape Note singing is an incredible American music tradition dating back to the 1700’s. Really interesting to hear Diplo and M.I.A. rework this genre.

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