Jambo, Karibu Kwa Afrika by Patsy Ford Simms. Choir Secular. SATB choir. Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Multicultural. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.20106).
Welcome your audiences with this lively cross-cultural number which, translated from the Swahili, means "Hello, welcome to Africa." Patsy Simms has crafted the piece in the traditional African style with brief joyous solos (or small groups) followed by responses from the choir. Much of the text is in English and the Swahili phrases are easy and fun to sing (pronunciation guide included). It's happy, jubilant, and repetition makes it easy to learn. Don't miss the "world music" SoundTrax CD.
Recorded Acc. Available.