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This energetic and lively piece is about discovering the power of our own voices and letting them dance; setting ourselves free, exploring and learning to let go of preconceived notions of how we "should"
Opening like a Latin motet but quickly moving to Spanish with percussion and upbeat Spanish dance-like rhythms, this is a fun and lively arrangement with a strong message: "Omnes creder in aliquid"
For SA voices with divisi, this inspiring selection uses percussion to simulate a heartbeat and from that bringing forth a simple idea - that reaching even just one heart can be a very powerful gesture.
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
"I ask for one day where I don't have to hear about pain, or life that's lost, I ask for one day where whispers of hope are alive inside my heart." These words, written by 5th graders in a writing workshop,
The Foundation for Small Voices advocates for school music programs in many ways. Proceeds from sheet music sales of this piece by co-founder Jim Papoulis go directly to the Music Changes the World project.
The upbeat multicultural feel of this piece combines great vocal lines and choral writing, modern driving rhythmic ideas, and a great message about uniting together on a collective "journey of hope." The
Sih'r Khalaq explores the world of Arabic rhythms, textures, and style in the interest of global fusion. The phrase "sih'r khalaq" describes the kind of magic that exists in art - magic that
"In every heart there is a place that shows us who we are." The opening phrase presents the challenge that unfolds in this significant song: bringing our inner voice to expression. Bound to be the highlight
Music has the power to enhance many aspects of young people's lives. It can teach us about discipline and working together toward a common goal, and it can stimulate the humanity in us all.
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