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African Songs and Rhythms For Children--Recorded and Annotated by Dr. W.K. Amoaku

Various Artists
African Songs and Rhythms For Children--Recorded and Annotated by Dr. W.K. Amoaku

This recording is designed to teach music to African children using a method called Orff Schulwerk (Schoolwork) or the Orff Approach, developed by German composer Dr. Carl Orff in the 1920s. The album, containing lullabies, a funeral lament, and other songs, represents the African version of the method, re-emphasizing “the close interrelationship between the traditional African approach and Orff Schulwerk, i.e., rhythm, movement, and improvisation, which for many years were not considered by most music educators as an important aspect of music education.”

Track Listing

101
Introduction W.K. Amoaku 1:18
102
Tu!Tu! Gbovi Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 2:15
103
Miwoe Nenyo Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 2:16
104
Kelo Aba Woye Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 2:47
105
Klinua Miedo Do Vo Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 2:24
106
Dzi To L'Abe Nam Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 2:45
107
Taa, Taa, Yee Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 1:47
108
Mde Brebre Masi Ta Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 1:01
201
Kondo Yi Yevuwo De Megbo O Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 2:27
202
Samanfo, Begye Nsa Nom Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 1:36
203
Drum Ensemble Based on Akan "Assuaada" Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 2:07
204
Mesu Mefre Agya, Katakyie Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 1:14
205
Ensemble for Non-Melodic Instruments based on Akan Adowa Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 2:16
206
Adu E, Bo Yen Dwa OO (Adowa) Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 1:44
207
Kaa Fo Dennis Allen, A. Kdjo Tettey, and W.K. Amoaku 1:24

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