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Sisi Ni Moja Sisi Ni Moja
Jacob Narverud - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

Ever clever, composer Narverud came up with a highly rhythmic celebratory composition. The title translates "We are one", the theme being that all human beings have much in common. The energetic djembe sets... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
SA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
TBB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Tongo Tongo (Polynesian Folk Song)
arr. Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

This traditional canoe song from Polynesia sounds very impressive with hand claps and percussion instruments adding to the choral texture. The echoing voice parts suggest people communicating from canoe to

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Indodana Indodana
arr. Michael Barrett & Ralf Schmitt - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

This highly dramatic traditional African song is a true musical gem, presented a cappella at a slower tempo. Arranged by two South African composers, the ethnic flavor is palpable as the upper voices carry

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MEMedium Easy
$2.15
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MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Tshotsholoza Tshotsholoza (Go Forward)
arr. Jeffery L. Ames - Walton Music

Now available for mixed or men's voices, this rousing arrangement of the popular African freedom song has become a standard in the choral repertoire. With call-and-response vocals, African text, and rhythmic... view details
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$2.45
TTBB 
$2.75
Hlohonolofatsa Hlohonolofatsa
arr. Daniel Jackson - Walton Music

This tremendously fun arrangement of a South African greeting song exclaims, "Iyo hlonolofatsa, Ka lebitso la ntate," which translates as, "Bless everything in the name of the Father." Featuring a soloist,

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$2.65
SSAA 
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$3.65
Stand Together Stand Together
Jim Papoulis - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

From Jim Papoulis' Sounds of a Better World series, this original piece should be performed with an Irish flair that evokes a distant longing and yet is very hopeful in the present. The beginning of the song... view details
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Three-Part Treble 
$2.25
SSAB 
$2.15
P/A CD 
$26.99
Nda Wana Nda Wana
arr. Michael Barrett - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

An African game song in Venda accompanied by djembe and hand clapping. It begins with a single voice part, and as the song progresses more voices are added, creating more complexity and density. Makes a

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J'entends le Moulin J'entends le Moulin (I Hear the Windmill)
arr. Emily Crocker - Hal Leonard Corporation

Hear the steady sound of the mill wheel in this brisk setting of the French Canadian folk song, which uses alternate French and English text.  "I hear the windmill, tick-a tick-a tack-a..."  Use

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Two-Part 
$2.10
Teaching P/A CD 
$22.99
Kusimama Kusimama (Stand Tall)
Jim Papoulis - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

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... view details
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Bonse Aba Bonse Aba
arr. Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

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

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Salmo 150 Salmo 150 (Psalm 150)
Ernani Aguiar - Earthsongs

A very rhythmic work, with rapid articulations, this is an exciting showcase for a cappella choirs. Written by a well-known Brazilian composer, it has a distinctive Latin American feeling that will really... view details
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It Takes a Village It Takes a Village
Joan Szymko - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

The familiar African saying, "It takes a village to raise a child," is appropriately set to tribal-sounding music in this marvelous cross-cultural feature.  A great closer, this piece is a proven audience... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.05
TTBB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Wana Baraka Wana Baraka
arr. Shawn L. Kirchner - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

This upbeat Kenyan folk song is a popular choice for concert and festival choirs. The arrangement builds with great excitement, leading to an extensive rhythmic play on the word "alleluya." ... view details
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Baba Yetu Baba Yetu
Chris Kiagiri & Christopher Tin - Alfred Music Publishing

Now arranged for a cappella voices with optional percussion, this Grammy Award-winning title track from the video game Civilization IV has a unique world-fusion sound, including chanting, strong rhythmic... view details
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Al Shlosha D'varim Al Shlosha D'varim
Allan Naplan - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Al Shlosha D'varim is a lyrical setting of an essential maxim from Jewish morality laws, translated to mean: "The world is sustained by three things: by truth, by justice, and by peace." Available

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Jambo Jambo
Teddy Kalanda Harrison/arr. Jacob Narverud - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

Kenyan composer Teddy Kalanda Harrison and his group Them Mushrooms received world-wide recognition with their platinum-certified recording of his piece. With a fun percussion accompaniment, Jacob Narverud

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$2.15
SSA 
$2.15
TBB 
$2.15
Babethandaza Babethandaza
arr. Victor C. Johnson - Choristers Guild

Exuding sizzling, rhythmic energy, this traditional South African folk song arrangement is a multicultural programming winner! A cappella, with percussion parts included for shakers, djembe, and hand drum

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MEMedium Easy
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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
P/A CD 
$27.95
Famine Song Famine Song
arr. Matthew Culloton - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

This unique a cappella work captures the drama of the survival of the Sudanese people during the famine of the 1980s. "Ease my spirit, ease my soul, please free my hands from this barren soil.  Ease my mother,... view details
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Tres Cantos Nativos Tres Cantos Nativos
arr. Marcos Leite - Earthsongs

This exciting work is freely based on three melodies sung by the Kurao tribe - a group of native Brazilian indians living in the forests of northern Brazil. Percussive rhythms and vocal layers are enhanced... view details
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$1.80
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$1.70
Oye Oye (Listen!)
Jim Papoulis/ed. Nunez - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Full of life and energy, this work in Spanish and English expresses the plea of Mexican children to the rest of the world to listen to their cry for help. The percussion and bass parts (included in the score)... view details
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Three-Part Treble 
$2.25
P/A CD 
$26.99
Can You Hear? Can You Hear?
Jim Papoulis & Francisco Nunez - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

"Can you hear my cries? I am calling out to you." The global community of children speaks together in this dramatic call for a better future that uses worldbeat sounds, unified chordal harmonies, and... view details
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Three-Part Treble 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
P/A CD 
$26.99
Instrumental Parts 
$7.50
Kuimba Nafsi Yangu Kuimba Nafsi Yangu
Jacob Narverud - Carl Fischer LLC

Kuimba Nafsi Yangu is a celebratory song derived from common Swahili phrases of joy: "Sing my soul, sing my heart. Sing for peace, sing for joy. There is so much love here, yes!" Intended as a

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Inscription of Hope Inscription of Hope
Z. Randall Stroope - Heritage Music Press

A profoundly moving text, written on a cellar wall during the rise of Nazi Germany, joins with original music to create a deeply emotional expression of hope for all mankind.  With brief narration and the echo... 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."

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