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How the Jump Rope Got Its Rhythm

How the Jump Rope Got Its Rhythm

Feb 26, 2020-- The jump rope may be a simple object but for countless generations it has served as a powerful symbol of culture and identity for African American girls and women. The skipping rope is a steady timeline upon which girls add rhymes, rhythms and chants, creating a space that is uniquely their own. It is a word of mouth and word of body treasure passed down from one generation to the next, with influences on hip hop and other music that span the globe. (1454 reads)


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