(Stand Tall)Jim Papoulis - Boosey & Hawkes
Kusimama is written in a world-music style that is accessible for choirs, both young and old, that are just beginning to be exposed to world rhythms and language - a sort of introduction to new languages, syllables, body percussion and style. The text in both Swahili and English is about standing tall on the earth, not with anger or aggression, but with hope, strength, acceptance, and positivity. The voices, along with hand claps, stomps, djembe, shaker and piano, all combine for an exciting world-music presentation. Highly recommended!