Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Abraham Kobina Adzenyah
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   World Music Press
Edition:   105
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Kathy Romey
University of Minnesota 2003
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

This song of Akan from Ghana is sung at festivals and funerals as a reminder to take an active part in community life. The opening phrases are free and slow, reminiscent of the solemn music of New Orleans funeral processions. The second section, adding percussion and clapping, is a joyous uptempo return from the cemetery.