The Swahili text of this African-style original is a joyful celebration of peace, set for a cappella voices with shaker and drums (included in the score). Somewhat reminiscent of O Sifuni Mungu, it
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This authentic Zulu folk song is a perfect fit for mixed and treble choirs in three parts! The authentic African rhythmic groove is punctuated by brief solos and joyful handclaps. Add the optional
Sizzling with celebratory rhythmic energy, this African folksong loosely translates as: "Those who sing have the right to be called the children of God." The only accompanying instruments are hand drum
With alternate Spanish and English words, this vibrant Colombian folk song accompanies a popular folk dance, the Cumbia. With hand claps, a "la la la" descant and a "Hey!" at the end, the arrangement is
This song from the Yiddish theater also found popularity in the folk movement of the 1960s after it was recorded by Joan Baez. In this charming arrangement for young and developing voices, an optional
The opening musical number from the Disney animated feature "Frozen," this song is inspired by indigenous Saami and Norwegian culture, a combination of Saami yoiking and the Danish Christmas hymn Dejlig
This arrangement of Josquin's tongue-in-cheek "day in the life of a cricket" offers an opportunity for three-part mixed choirs to experience this classic literature. Mostly homophonic, with several
A whirling, twirling Andalusian dancer is vividly portrayed in this setting of a traditional Spanish folksong. Well-crafted vocal lines over a colorful piano accompaniment make this an excellent choice for
Victor Johnson expertly combines a free-flowing Spanish folk melody with a passionate text about finding the way home. Mostly in English, this exceptional programming choice will add a unique flavor to your
Incorporating partner melodies, echo, and simple two-part (or three-part mixed) singing, this soothing, gentle setting is an excellent choice for teaching soft, lyrical singing. The repetitive chorus is in
This fast-moving setting of the French Canadian folksong J'entends le Moulin is perfect for developing choirs. Optional percussion parts, English or French lyrics, and performance suggestions make
This exuberant African-style original work is an invitation to let music be our guide and sing together with joyful hearts. You'll want to use the optional percussion parts with this a cappella piece to
Kuwa Furaha is a song about joy. More specifically, it is about the simple and beautiful way that children have of showing and expressing their joy. Jim Papoulis is well known for his world music
Celebrate peace with this fun Hebrew folk song arrangement. Its spirited accompaniment, bright and fun-to-sing vocals, easy Hebrew text, and round-style vocal parts make for a delightful multicultural
Rhythm abounds in the vocal and percussion sounds of this a cappella arrangement of a Kenyan folk song. With a simple, delightful text, energy-filled vocals, rhythmic hand claps, small percussion and body
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This authentic South African song is the signature hit of the famous singer Miriam Makeba. In the Xhosa language, it's catchy, with a fun dance beat and lots of repetition, making it easy to learn. It has
Listen to the infectious African rhythms and stacking triads of this joyous multicultural original, with an English text that features several Swahili words and phrases. A unison melody becomes a rhythmic
Fun to sing and surprisingly rehearsal-friendly, this South African musical celebration of freedom and hope is sure to have instant appeal. Lending itself to simple stage choreography, and with an exciting,
Here is the perfect way to introduce your young singers to the Brazilian jazz samba, or bossa nova. Just enough repetition, some simple scat singing, and English subtext are a recipe for success. There's
Harry Belafonte cowrote and recorded this feel-good Jamaican-style piece which is based on the idea that humanity is derived from the three basic elements: fire, water and earth. Set in simple 5/4 meter,
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