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Kusimama (Stand Tall)

Sounds of a Better World Series

By Jim Papoulis

Choral, Shaker, Djembe (2-PART TREBLE)
Sounds of a Better World Series. Composed by Jim Papoulis. Edited by Francisco J. Nunez. BH Sounds of a Better World. Concert, Festival, Multicultural. Octavo. 12 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051481156. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48021188).

Item Number: HL.48021188

6.75x10.5 inches.

“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.

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  • January 07, 2012 Amazing song

    I sang this with Jim Papoulis at Choral Music Experience at Ithaca College and it was so much fun!!! We also did it in the children's choir this past fall. I'm so excited it's published! I love all of Jim's pieces and this is definitely one...

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