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CoverBabethandaza [level: Medium]
arr. Daniel Hughes: Bio and other works | Daniel Hughes Choral Series
RELEASED: February 2023
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1705 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: percussion - claves, shakere, and djembe
INSTRUMENT PART: percussion parts FREE Download

The award-winning African-American singing group Sweet Honey in the Rock has made this piece popular, and they shared with the arranger the text that they learned from an African native. The translation of the original Swahili is: "We are marching in the light of God." Incorporating the popular tune Siyahamba, this arrangement features claves, shakere, and djembe as the accompaniment.

SATB Recording by The Choral Project, Daniel Hughes, conductor

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CLICK HERE: Read the Text or Poem

Sin nje ngemi thandazo
We are like this because of prayer

O mama bagudala, Babethandaza.
O our ancestors, they were praying

Siyahamb’ ekukanyen' kwenkos’,
We are marching in the light of God.

Siyahamba, hamba,
We are marching, marching,

Siyahamb’ ekukanyen’ kwenkos’.
We are marching in the light of God.

CLICK HERE: Choral Tracks (Practice made simple)

Babethandaza choral track bundle contains a part dominant track for each voice part, a balanced voices track, and an accompaniment track if the work is not a cappella (the accompaniment is also included with the part dominant and balanced voices track). Get more information and listen to samples HERE

Price: $49.99
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