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Tongo Tongo
arr. Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

This traditional canoe song from Polynesia sounds very impressive with just two voice parts, hand claps, and percussion instruments. The echoing voice parts suggest people communicating from canoe to canoe... view details

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Baba Yetu Baba Yetu
Chris Kiagiri & Christopher Tin - Alfred Music Publishing

This unique title track from the video game Civilization IV offers a world fusion sound, including chanting, strong rhythmic choral sections, and a Swahili text setting of "The Lord's Prayer."... view details

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E Ala E E Ala E (Arise)
Ruth Morris Gray - Alfred Music Publishing

The words of a Hawaiian chant form the basis of this nature-inspired piece, which celebrates our connection to the rising sun using Hawaiian and English in equal parts. With authentic-sounding rhythmic and... view details
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Iza Ngomso Iza Ngomso
Christopher Tin - Alfred Music Publishing

Based on a text by Longfellow and set in Xhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa, this joyous movement from Grammy-winner Christopher Tin's CD, The Drop That Contained the Sea, was originally... view details

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Sisi Sote Sisi Sote (All of Us)
Andy Beck - Alfred Music Publishing

The world rhythms and contemporary harmonies in this multicultural original are cause for celebration! An easy-to-learn Swahili text invites us to sing, dance, clap our hands, and stomp our feet. Free... view details

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Child of Peace Child of Peace
David Waggoner - Alfred Music Publishing

Here is a simple, eloquent expression of peace, in six languages: French, Hebrew, Zulu, Pashto, Italian and Malay.  The inspiring message and lyrical music are guaranteed to make this a favorite with your... view details
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Obwisana Obwisana
Mary Donnelly & George L.O. Strid - Alfred Music Publishing

Here's a clever arrangement that pairs two folksongs from Ghana into a marvelous "world-music" selection for young and developing choirs. It's in the style of traditional walking songs and the piano supports... view details
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Sansa Kroma Sansa Kroma
arr. Michael Scott - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Don't miss this! Here is another wonderful addition to your multicultural programming that includes authentic native percussion and an infectious beat. The South African feel is dominant in the rhythms,... view details
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Tama Tu Tama Tu (A Maori Proverb)
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

If you're looking for something a little different in a multicultural number, look no further! In this clever original, a Maori (New Zealand) proverb is presented both in chant and in song, with great rhythms... view details
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Joyeux Noel! Joyeux Noel!
arr. Douglas E. Wagner - Alfred Music Publishing

Bring an international flair to your holiday program with this joyous three-minute medley of four French carols. An IPA pronunciation guide is included for the few foreign words, and a festive concert band... view details

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Kia Hora Te Marino Kia Hora Te Marino
Christopher Tin - Alfred Music Publishing

Christopher Tin's Baba Yetu is a top seller, and this work promises to be as well! It's from the Grammy Award-winning album, Calling All Dawns. The text of Kia Hora Te Marino is adapted from... view details
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Tum Balalaika Tum Balalaika
Lois Brownsey & Marti Lunn Lantz - Alfred Music Publishing

A reflective opening sets the stage for this lively klezmer-style setting in triple meter. Fun-to-sing Yiddish lyrics celebrate the balalaika, a musical instrument from Russia, while new English words honor... view details
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Canta Conmigo Canta Conmigo
Victor C. Johnson - Alfred Music Publishing

This multicultural original is based on two simple Spanish sentences, meaning, "Come my friend, sing (dance) with joy!" Developing singers will enjoy performing it with the guitar-inspired piano... view details

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Dream Catcher Dream Catcher
Lois Brownsey & Marti Lunn Lantz - Alfred Music Publishing

Honor a Native American custom by singing this traditional chant, Morning Song, set with an informative text about crafting a "dream catcher." According to legend, this handmade charm ensures pleasant... view details
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Song of Peace Song of Peace
Jean Sibelius/arr. Gary Fry - Alfred Music Publishing

Based on Sibelius' Finlandia, this impressive selection is like two phenomenal arrangements in one: the first half, a stunning homophonic treatment of "This Is My Song;" the second half, a Zulu... view details

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Jasmine Flower Jasmine Flower (Mo Li Hua)
arr. Douglas E. Wagner - Alfred Music Publishing

With likely origins in the southern China provinces, the soothing pentatonic melody of this traditional folk song is reminiscent of the simple beauty of a white jasmine blossom. This lovely choral setting,... view details

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El Pajarito! El Pajarito! (The Little Bird)
John Parker & Joel Raney - Alfred Music Publishing

Using a combination of English and Spanish text, this delightful song tells the story of a marketplace, a child who falls in love with a little bird but has no money to buy it, and a nice man who gives the... view details
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Watoto Wa Dunia Watoto Wa Dunia
Sally K. Albrecht & Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

This fun feature for two and tjhree-part choirs includes Swahili and English lyrics, rhythmic chanting, accented body percussion, and many call and response phrases. Layered African instruments energize the... view details

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Three French Folk Songs Three French Folk Songs
arr. Glenda E. Franklin - Alfred Music Publishing

Au Clair de la Lune; Fais Dodo and Le Coucou make up this mini-collection; they may be performed together or separately. The set opens with a lilting waltz, follows with a tender lullaby,... view details

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Temen Oblak Temen Oblak
Christopher Tin - Alfred Music Publishing

Temen Oblak, which means Dark Clouds, is sung in Bulgarian and adapted from a poem by Hristo Botev. Featuring the intricate rhythms and... view details

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