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Tongo Tongo (Polynesian Folk Song)
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

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Ma Bella Bimba Ma Bella Bimba
Donald Moore - Alfred Music Publishing

This easy-to-sing Italian folk song is an excellent cross-cultural selection for any choir. Newly available for SATB groups, the uncluttered arrangement features a lilting waltz tempo and dance-like voice... view details
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Ning Wendete Ning Wendete (Kenyan Folk Song)
arr. Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

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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El Coqui El Coqui
arr. Mark Burrows - Shawnee Press

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$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.99
Numi, Numi Numi, Numi (A Hebrew Lullaby)
Yekhil Halperin & Yoel Engel/arr. Jill Gallina - Shawnee Press

This traditional Hebrew lullaby makes a lovely, sweet partner-style choral feature, using English for the main tune and Hebrew for the counterline (with phonetic subtext). A gentle piano accompaniment supports... view details
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Banaha Banaha
Russell Robinson - Heritage Music Press

Full of rhythmic fun and regional flavor, this quickly learned folk song from west-central Africa, with piano and congas, will brighten any concert set. Written in the form of a round, all three vocal parts

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Three-Part Treble Equal 
EEasy
$2.25
Kye Kye Kule Kye Kye Kule
Mark Burrows - Heritage Music Press

This easy-to-learn, call-and-response-based West African folk song setting is a very effective program opener. Comfortable ranges with age-appropriate voice leading makes this a great choice for developing

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Gong Xi Gong Xi Gong Xi Gong Xi (Congratulations!)
Chen Ge Xin/arr. Lily Lung Grant - BriLee Music Publishing

This festive piece is one of the most well-known and popular songs to celebrate Chinese New Year. Originally composed to celebrate the end of the Second World War, it simply means "congratulations," making

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Unison/Two-Part 
EEasy
$2.25
Hymn to the Earth and the Sky Hymn to the Earth and the Sky
Steve Kupferschmid - BriLee Music Publishing

Inspired by a wonderful text from the Sioux Nation, this piece offers numerous educational opportunities for young choirs. Utilizing the Dorian mode and intervals of open fourths and fifths creates an

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Artza Alinu Artza Alinu
arr. Earlene Rentz - Carl Fischer LLC

Here's an invigorating cross-cultural number that will make everyone want to dance! It's a joyful Israeli dance song, incorporating the popular round, Toembai. With Hebrew text, lots of "tra la la

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.25
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ME-MEMedium Easy-Medium Easy
$2.50
Usiku Mwema Usiku Mwema (Goodnight)
Christian "Ceej" Oliver - BriLee Music Publishing

This original African lullaby has plenty of rhythmic interest along with a text in Swahili that your choir will really enjoy singing. While the percussion is optional, it will add another dimension to your

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Three-Part Mixed 
MMedium
$2.25
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MMedium
$2.50
Hushabye, Nanita Nana Hushabye, Nanita Nana
Mary Donnelly & George L.O. Strid - Heritage Music Press

The gorgeous Spanish lullaby A la Nanita Nana is paired with a new melody in this creative partner song. This piece may be performed in Spanish or English and includes a pronunciation guide. Use

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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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MEMedium Easy
$26.95
Kuwa Furaha Kuwa Furaha
Jim Papoulis - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

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

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Tumefurahi Tumefurahi (We Rejoice!)
Dave Perry & Jean Perry - Choristers Guild

Rejoicing abounds in this multi-cultural selection! The Swahili refrain is easy to learn and the English stanzas provide a good balance to the primary melody. African drums and hand claps add to the

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Thula Klizeo Thula Klizeo
Joseph Shabalala/arr. Leanne MacDonnell - Pavane Publishing

Joseph Shabalala is best known for his work with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Paul Simon. This delightful multicultural piece incorporates body percussion and words that are great fun to pronounce. Leanne

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Got Coffee? Got Coffee?
arr. Mary Donnelly & George L.O. Strid - Choristers Guild

A spirited original melody and lighthearted, humorous lyrics are partnered with this traditional Puerto Rican folk song, which is widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world. With its accessible

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$2.10
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$27.95
Sisi Kushangilia Sisi Kushangilia (We Will Be Glad)
Victor C. Johnson - Choristers Guild

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

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You Can Dance, You Can Sing You Can Dance, You Can Sing
Mark Burrows - Heritage Music Press

This high-energy composition based on a traditional Zimbabwean proverb will be a hit with your singers and audiences. The lyrics are mostly in English, with a few simple Zimbabwean words. Shaker, djembe,

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.25
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P/A CD for 3-Part Mixed
$26.95
P/A CD for 2-Part
$26.95
Ho, Ho, Watanay Ho, Ho, Watanay (Sleep, Sleep, Little One)
Greg Gilpin - Heritage Music Press

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

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$26.95
Sim Shalom Sim Shalom
John Leavitt - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is gorgeous! With a text from the Hebrew liturgy, and based on a Jewish folk melody, this rich setting is a prayer for peace. Perform it with the sensitive piano accompaniment or add a small consort of

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Pata Pata Pata Pata
Miriam Makeba/arr. Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

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

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SATB 
$1.95
Three-Part Mixed 
$1.95
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$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.99
El Vito El Vito
arr. Emily Crocker - Hal Leonard Corporation

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

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Loy Krathong Loy Krathong
Herb Frombach & Vicki Tucker Courtney - Alfred Music Publishing

This authentic Thai folk song is sung at annual Loy Krathong festivals while floating candles illuminate the water. The original English text of this enchanting arrangement allows you to teach and sing

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