A fascinating mix of English and Arabic text reinforces the universal message to open our minds, hearts, and hands to each other. The lively piano accompaniment, notated djembe percussion part, and
Wena Wedwa is a tremendous song of praise from Africa. The vocal parts are accessible and repetitive, so learning the initial rhythms and texts is well worth the effort. Add a soloist and percussion to take
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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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The use of a djembe imparts a traditional African feeling to this easy original a cappella work. The Gatsnahos text, inspired by John Donne, has a theme of friendship and unity that all can relate to. "We
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Composed to teach three essential and specific music and dance styles in the Carribbean music traditions: the Cuban "son," the Puerto Rican "Plena," and the Dominican "Merengue." Accompanied by piano, bass
Translated from the words of The Lord's Prayer, this epic song from the award-winning video game franchise "Civilization" was the first composition from a video game to be nominated for, and win, a
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Set to a poem by famed Spanish poet Antonio Machado, this original piece provides Spanish flavor in a modern pop style that is sure to appeal. Mixed meter gives an asymmetrical rhythmic feel, and the
This work has a mission: celebrate and unite the different cultures in our society by offering an upbeat and powerful anthem that includes Arabic, Bosnian, Hebrew and English. An easy-to-read phonetic
This highly dramatic traditional South 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
Exuberant rhythmic energy abounds in this African-style original! The Swahili text of only four words translates: "We will dance! We will sing! We will be glad!" The only accompanying instruments are
Izar Ederrak is the story, in the Basque language, of a beautiful shining star surrounded by eight angels, one of whom is "lovesick" for the star. The story comes to life for a cappella voices
Modimo is a song of praise and celebration from South Africa. Improvised percussion and a traditional Sesotho melody make for a grounded and deep sound your singers will immediately connect with. A
The Pretoria Youth Choir from South Africa under their director Lhente-Mari Pitout has traveled the world spreading the joy of traditional South African music. Now this music finds a new home with the
Perform this engaging pair of authentic Asian folk songs separately or as a set. Singers will embrace imitating percussion instruments in the Chinese Flower Drum Song and adore echoing the lyrical
This traditional canoe song from Polynesia sounds very impressive with handclaps and percussion instruments adding to the choral texture. The echoing voice parts suggest people communicating from canoe to
Uplifting, celebratory, accessible and fun to sing, developing mixed choirs will love learning and performing this original song of praise. Add the notated percussion parts for djembe and shaker to create
Ubuntu, the essence of being human, simply means we need each other, are made better by each other, and cannot exist as human beings in isolation. With traditional text based on this African
Starting with a unison chant by a treble trio, this arrangement of an African piece gradually adds layers of sound, building to a dramatic ending. The celebratory text lauds the value of water in our world
The text of this Namibian folk song translates as "Lord, you are up there and we are down here. Have mercy on us and show us your love." Though unaccompanied, this accessible arrangement creates a pulsing
This beautiful Zulu prayer speakes to themes of gratefulness and hope. Very moving, with a dramatic rise and fall. Acheivable by many levels. Includes translation and pronunciation guides.
This welcoming piece translates as "Rejoice!" and is an energetic, rhythmic, festive way to open your concert. Body percussion, stamping, clapping, and snapping all add to the crisp a cappella choral
Mosadi o mopila so is a popular traditional wedding song sung in Setswana, one of the eleven official languages of South Africa. Set for a cappella voices with the option to use cabasa, bongos, and
A gentle, lilting setting of a traditional Navajo prayer with an optional Navajo flute introduction. An excellent concert closer or quiet encore.
This elegant piece is blessed with beautiful melodies that all vocal parts have turns at singing. Pretty and accessible, this piece accurately reflects its engaging text. The piano part is flowing and, at
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