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Fred Onovwerosuoke (Editor): Songs of Africa

Abanije (The Bully)
Agoro Yede ('Tis Good to Play)
Aluwa sio (Alleluia)
Angigye aba (The High Life)
Awa eshelele
Barka (Goodwill)
Bolingo yanga na Yesu (All my loove for Jesus)
Efuo (Holy)
Hepepe (Hurray!)
Je! ajua, Yesu anipenda (Jesus, we love you)
Kaanamajoo (We Thank You)
Kayra Sillo (The Way of Peace)
Leo kuna faraha (Lots of Joy)
Mayingo (Womanhood)
Om' Oba ni (The Prince)
Otu b'oma (Unity is Strength)
Oyele ma (Dear Mother)
Pata, pata (Touching)
Safari Ya Bamba (A Voyage to Bamba)
Tuli, tuli
Yesu sore (Jesus, wake up)
Yogho (Achievement)

Songs of Africa offers an exciting collection of 22 diverse pieces of African choral music that every singer, choral director, music educator, and enthusiast will find invaluable. Fred Onovwerosuoke and the St. Louis African Chorus have transcribed and created these arrangements, which represent a wide spectrum of Africa's regions and cultural practices. The songs cover subjects such as spirituality, religion, community, work, and play, and are selected from many African countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, Benin Republic, South Africa, Namibia, and Gambia. They offer not only a welcome addition to choral repertoire but also a refreshing alternative for concert settings and church services. This collection includes useful notes on performance practice and cultural context, percussion charts, translations, and a pronunciation guide.

Item code: 7044B | Songbook | $19.95 |add item to cart
World  | Primarily a cappella | SATB | 122 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | Africa
9780193804654 | 9780193804654

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