Bonse Aba

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Bonse Aba

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Season
Voicing
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Catalog No.
AMP0626

Here is an exuberant a cappella number that's loaded with African atmosphere! The traditional Zambian words are sung throughout with such a buoyant, rhythmic feel that you are transported into the center of a native celebration. The lyric translates as "All that sing have the right to be called the children of God." The song is brief, but may be repeated as many times as desired. Various voicing options are possible, and African percussion may be added as the piece progresses. Your choir will definitely want to improvise some celebratory whoops and shouts! Highly recommended!

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Bonse Aba
(Updated: February 02, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Choral Integrity 
 
5.0
Textual Quality 
 
4.0
Teachability 
 
5.0
Audience Response 
 
5.0
This a cappella arrangement of a Zambian folk song is in a typical call/response style for African music. It offers an excellent opportunity to showcase a good baritone or to use a "tag team" approach utilizing several soloists. It would be fun to pair it with "O Sifuni Mungu," and adding African percussion would take it to the next level.

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An exciting concert piece for the experienced choir.
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