Blogodop {2014}

Blogodop Recording 1:
2017 Texas All-State Mixed Chorus.
Z Randall Stroope, Conductor.
February 2017.

Blogodop Recording 2:
Bexley High School Vocal Ensemble.
Amy Johnston Blosser, Conductor.
World Premiere - February 25, 2014.

Blogodop Recording 3:
Mt. San Antonio College Chamber Singers. 
Bruce Rogers, Conductor.

Blogodop Recording 4: 
Hopkins High School Concert Choir. 
Philip Brown, Conductor.
May 2015.

Blogodop Recording 5: 
Cedar Falls High School Concert Choir. 
Eliott Kranz, Conductor.
May 2016.

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( Traducción al Español abajo )

About the work: 
Blonk bloup blogodop! This rhythmically energetic piece full of fun nonsense syllables is sure to excite choirs and audiences alike. Inspired by a style of Haitian dance music called Rara, Blogodop will make you want to move your body!


English Translation of Haitian Creole text:

Dansing Rara is freeing
Dansing Rara is unleaching
Take advantage of this moment
It will pass and won’t come back

Whoever you may be
This Rara will make you move
The crowd’s getting their groove on
The smell of love is rising
Come, come shake your body…

(See complete Text and Translation below.)

Practice Track and audio Pronunciation Guide of the text are also below.


YouTube Performance Video

Text / English Translation / Traducción al Español

Practice Tracks


          Click on this link to download the mp3 tracks: Blogodop – Practice Tracks






Midi Playback

Pronunciation Guide

Pronunciation Guide

Percussion Parts

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