Kusimama (Stand Tall) (Sounds of a Better World). Composed by Jim Papoulis. Edited by Francisco J. Nunez. For Choral, Shaker, Djembe (2-PART TREBLE). BH Sounds of a Better World. 12 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051481156. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48021188).
“Kusimama” is written in the world music style that is accessible for all choirs. The text which is in both Swahili and English, is about standing tall on the earth, not with anger or aggression, but with hope, strength, acceptance, and a positive spirit. The voices along with hand claps, stomps, Djembe, shaker and piano all combine for an exciting world music presentation. Duration: ca. 3:00.
Performed by Young People's Chorus of NYC Prelude division, Sophia Miller, conductor.