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Twelve African Songs for Solo Voice and Piano - 3. DUNIYA (Mystic Universe)

By Fred Onovwerosuoke

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Voice, Soprano Voice - Intermediate
Composed by Fred Onovwerosuoke. Contemporary Classical, Sacred, Repertoire, Classroom, African. Score, Sheet Music Single. 3 pages. African Music Publishers #AMP12883. Published by African Music Publishers (S0.22527).

Item Number: S0.22527

"Duniya" is a chant of exhortation inspired by "griot" or "praise-chanting" vocal traditions from the Mali/SeneGambia sub-region of West Africa. Appropriately, the piano accompanist surrogates mannerisms from the four-stringed "kontingo" and the robust low drones of the multi-stringed "kamelangoni." The text is based on ancient Mandinka poetry about the unsurpassed wisdom of an Almighty, Supreme God, who must be the true and only architect of the universe. For audio clips of this and other titles by the composer please visit or

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