Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   D.V. Montoya
Arranger:   Ron Kean
Publisher:   Pavane Publishing (Hal Leonard)
Edition:   P1232
Voicing:   TTBB
Setting:   A Cappella


Martha Coventry Graber
St. Paul Central High School 2009
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

At first glance this piece seems complicated with lots of parts and tricky rhythms, but it is very repetitive and pretty easy to learn. It can also be easily adapted to suit any ensemble. The text is a joyous song of welcome. I had my boys do the d’jembe rhythm using a combination of chest thumping and hand clapping – very animal and aggressive – great fun.
Unison chorus, Tenor solo, percussion