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This Talk Has Got to Be Spoken (Asԑm yi di ka)

This Talk Has Got to Be Spoken (Asԑm yi di ka)

Product Number: 1.3520

Composer: Amu, Ephraim, Sandler, Felicia A. B.



Asɛm yi di ka was composed in 1944, at a time when apathy was rife and when most people were dissatisfied with life around them generally, but would not take any action themselves and kept looking to someone else to shoulder such responsibility. The song was an answer to the anxiety felt by the composer about the prevailing conditions of the time. "This talk has got to be spoken. Who will speak it? I, myself."
The declamation of the text is largely homophonic, the rhythm features the two-against-three style found so often in African repertoires. An IPA pronunciation guide is provided, as is a non-singable translation. Duration: 1:15

Additional Information

Product Number 1.3520
Composer/Arranger Amu, Ephraim; Sandler, Felicia A. B.
Voicing & Instruments SATB Chorus unaccompanied
Topics (Secular) Multicultural
Difficulty Moderately Easy
Language of Text African
Historical Period 20th Century
Publisher Galaxy Music Corporation

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