Kalinda Recording #1: University of Miami Frost Chorale. Jo-Michael Scheibe, Conductor.
Kalinda Recording #2: University of Oregon Chamber Choir. Sharon J. Paul, Conductor.
( Traducción al Español abajo )
About the work:
‘A great festival or competition work, with exciting Latin rhythms and text in Creole. A fun challenge for an accomplished, larger size high school choir and sure audience pleaser.’
English Translation of Haitian Creole text:
Listen friends, yes you have to listen:
Dance, the best way you can,
It’s thanks to the sounds of the drum.
Dance, the best way you know how,
You can dance as much as you can…
It’s thanks to the sounds of the drum,
Oh, how beautiful
Without which, there would not be any dancing.
Oh how beautiful it would be,
If everyone could find a drum.
Ayibobo! (Victory cry)…
(See complete Text and Translation below.)
Practice Track and audio Pronunciation Guide of the text are also below.
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YouTube Performance Videos
***** NOTE: On the video below, KALINDA starts at 4min 53sec *****
Text / English Translation / Traducción al Español
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