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Choral Music

Mama Afrika (SATB)

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Mama Afrika (SATB)
$3.05

Duration

6:00 minutes

Instrumentation

for SATB Chorus divisi and percussion

in Haitian Creole

Composer/Arranger

music by Sydney Guillaume

Policy

A minimum of 12 copies is required.

It is a breach of copyright law to make more copies than the amount purchased. Please order the number of copies needed for every member of the ensemble, including the conductor and the accompanist.

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Description

 

‘A rhythmically strong work with a compelling text, bringing a Haitian troubadour’s heartfelt cry for ‘Mama Afrika.’ Perfect for competition and festival, it requires a large choir with divisi capacity. While requiring a fair amount of preparation for advanced high school and beyond, it is a challenge, but worth it!’


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Translation of Haitian Creole text:

Cries! The troubadour hears cries!

The troubadour from the island of Haiti is asking why…

Why all the chaos in lands of Afrika?

Why all the chaos in the island of Haiti?


Cries! We hear cries!

The young ones are yelling: oh mother!

Cries! We hear cries!

The grown ones are screaming: woh!

Cries! We hear cries!

All the young ones, all the grown ones!

We hear cries!


They are crying:

“Mother, mother, mother, mother,

Oh Mother Africa!

Mother, where are you mother, where are you?

Mother, mother, mother, mother,

Oh Mother Africa!”


Day and night

There is misery and nuisance

Day and night

There is illness and death

There is hunger and war…


Description

 

‘A rhythmically strong work with a compelling text, bringing a Haitian troubadour’s heartfelt cry for ‘Mama Afrika.’ Perfect for competition and festival, it requires a large choir with divisi capacity. While requiring a fair amount of preparation for advanced high school and beyond, it is a challenge, but worth it!’


Preview Score on Issuu

Click here

Translation of Haitian Creole text:

Cries! The troubadour hears cries!

The troubadour from the island of Haiti is asking why…

Why all the chaos in lands of Afrika?

Why all the chaos in the island of Haiti?


Cries! We hear cries!

The young ones are yelling: oh mother!

Cries! We hear cries!

The grown ones are screaming: woh!

Cries! We hear cries!

All the young ones, all the grown ones!

We hear cries!


They are crying:

“Mother, mother, mother, mother,

Oh Mother Africa!

Mother, where are you mother, where are you?

Mother, mother, mother, mother,

Oh Mother Africa!”


Day and night

There is misery and nuisance

Day and night

There is illness and death

There is hunger and war…


Guillaume, Sydney
Guillaume, Sydney
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