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Kanaval {2015}

Kanaval recording #1:
Hopkins High School Concert Choir.
Philip Brown, Conductor.
World Premiere - May 5, 2015.
Hopkins, Minnesota.

Kanaval recording #2:
Hopkins High School Concert Choir.
Philip Brown, Conductor.
2016 North Central ACDA Conference


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( Traducción al Español abajo )

About the work: 
This rhythmically energetic piece is about the biggest party in the country of Haiti – Carnaval/Mardi-gras. It is sure to excite choirs and audiences alike.

 

English Translation of Haitian Creole text:

Wake up, wake up, the day has come… today is Carnaval!
Let us gather and celebrate…
Shake that shaker, dance that Rara…
Wake up, wake up, the day has come… today is Carnaval!

The young ones are disguised, the grown ups are excited,
Madigra* and Chaloska* are parading,
What a beautiful season,
People on top and people below are united…
It’s Carnaval! Carnaval time is here!

Move forward… no hiting! No pushing!
Jump up and down as you want,
Lossen up, dance however you want… it’s Carnaval! 

(See complete Text and Translation below.)

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

 


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Text / English Translation / Traducción al Español

Practice Tracks

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Soprano – slow tempo

Soprano – medium tempo

Soprano – normal tempo

Alto – slow tempo

Alto – medium tempo

Alto – normal tempo

Tenor – slow tempo

Tenor – medium tempo

Tenor – normal tempo

Bass – slow tempo

Bass – medium tempo

Bass – normal tempo

Midi Playback

Pronunciation Guide

Pronunciation Guide Part 1

Pronunciation Guide Part 2 – Sections N & O