Bonse aba
(All The Children Sing!)
  Zambian Song

Scoring

2 part choir, 2 leaders (soloists), marimba  (other percussion “toys” optional)

Details

2:30
2009

Joyful Noise
Allison Fromm, director,
at the Chorus America conference
June 2009.

Joyful Noise, a special needs choir.
Allison Fromm, director

Steven Sametz Publications

Program Notes

Bonse Aba  (All the Children Sing!) is a traditional Zambian text

It may be sung by two-part chorus or doubled for four-part chorus.

Text / translation

Bonse aba, pokelela, Ba lipele maka akuba bana!

Translation

All who sing have the right to be called the children of God.

– traditional text in the Bemba (Chibemba) language, spoken in  Zambia

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