Description: This unique offering uses images of creation to describe the eternal qualities of God. Inspired by African folk idioms, the call and response form, along with native percussion, completes the package, making this a truly unforgettable worship offering. May be sung a cappella, if desired. Parts for Bass and Percussion available as a digital download.
Description: This arrangement of two songs from western Africa - Ise Oluwa from Nigeria and Banuwa from Liberia - has everything a teacher could hope for in a concert selection: variety, excitement, and simple beauty. High and low string parts are symmetrical for the greatest ease in teaching and creating a solid performance sound. Percussion instruments can always be added to double the string rhythms; hand drums, tambourine and/or claves would be most appropriate. Duration: 3:05.
Description: Recorded in 2011 by the South African band Kongos, this hot single continues to surge in popularity here in the U.S. The unique style and flavor make it particularly attractive for marching band.
Description: Pronounced Away Tina, a little bit of syncopation goes a long way in this fun arrangement of the South African folk tune for grade 2 strings. Students will play pizzicato, clap and tap, lead and follow, and bow the fun rhythm patterns. Cellos will also love strumming some simple chords. The relaxed tempo is the perfect opportunity to learn the art of subdividing. The notes are very accessible in G and D major. Each set includes three copies of the 3rd Violin/Viola T.C., as well as optional guiro and piano parts. Duration: 3:20.
Description: From West Africa comes this celebratory chant honoring one's ancestors. It is an invitation for all to gather and bring their energy together in celebration. Beginning with a wash of vocal sound, the solo takes over and a 12/8 dance rhythm begins, setting a joyous mood. There are many opportunities for improvisation, capturing the West African sound in both the vocals and the accompaniment.
Description: With over 300 million views, this South African song is one of the most popular videos on YouTube! This D major string orchestra arrangement by Larry Moore perfectly captures the infectious ostinato rhythms combined with the smooth melodic lines of the original. It's sure to be a big hit with both your students and your audience!
Description: Recorded by Somali-Canadian artist K'naan, this song became a global hit in 2010 when it was adopted as the anthem for the FIFA World Cup hosted by South Africa. This rousing arrangement is guaranteed to fire up any crowd!