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Akeem (The Birth of a Child) {2013}


Akeem Recording:
[SSA Chorus & Piano version]
Appleton North High School Varsity Women’s Choir.
Amber Evey Schmidt, conductor.

Appleton, Wisconsin
March 20, 2014.



Akeem (world premiere) Recording:
[SSA Chorus, Piano and String Orchestra version]
Miami Children’s Chorus. Timothy A. Sharp, Conductor.
New World Center – Miami Beach, Florida.
May 11, 2013.


 

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This composition is dedicated to my first nephew and godson, Akeem Guillaume, born on January 17, 2013.

(Sung in French)
English Poetic Translation:

I see the love flow in the eyes of the mother;
Tenderness and joy have overcome the father.
Through the eyes of their very first born,
I discover hope, I contemplate the future.

He is beautiful, full of life and full of promise;
He is beautiful, full of life, and a carrier of hope.
Akeem, Akeem… the voice of the future.
Akeem, Akeem… Akeem is his name.

Life on the wings of love
Once again burst out the sweet symphony.
This splendor explodes time
For us to discover the buds of spring.

He is beautiful, full of life and full of promise;
He is beautiful, full of life, and a carrier of hope.
Akeem, Akeem… the voice of the future.
Akeem, Akeem… Akeem is his name.

The birth of a child is an expression of love,
A carrier of joy, of hope and of peace.
The birth of a child renews the world
And the voices of the future will sing forever.

Akeem, Akeem… the voice of the future.
Akeem, Akeem… Akeem is his name.

The birth of a child, that is the hope for tomorrow!


French Text & English Translation

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