Bwana Awabariki (May God Grant You a Blessing)
Handbell choir (3-5 octaves) with optional 3-5 octave handchimes & drum - Grade 2
Arranged by Susan Nelson. General, Sacred. Handbell score. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2533).
Item Number: HP.2533
This Traditional Swahili song with its energetic rhythms, stopped techniques and optional percussion is accessible and fun. The call and response and chord voicings imitate the sound of traditional African choral music. The melody in the bells serves as the "leader," with the optional chimes as the "chorus." The reproducible, optional drum part (talking drum, djembe, hand drum or similar instrument) is included.