Songs of the Rainbow Children


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Songs of the Rainbow Children
South African Songs and Games for the Music Class
By Cheryl Lavender
56 pages
Grades K - 6

8 authentic folk songs and games collected by Cheryl Lavender during a 1996 trip to South Africa. Songs are for unison voices, with additional 2-part, 3-part, and 4-part arrangements for treble voices on 5 songs. The text is in the original language and in English. Included in the book are teaching and performance suggestions, photos, instrumental accompaniments for percussion and/or mallet instruments, and movement patterns. Permission is given to photocopy songs and accompaniments for instructional use.

A separate CD of performance and accompaniment tracks is available (item 850462).


Forward - Reflections from the Author
General Use Guidelines

Impuku Nekati (The Mouse & Cat) - Xhosa
Ra Si'la Mielie (Grind the Meal) - Pedi
Thula Thu' (Hush Hush) - Zulu
Mangwani Mpulele (Auntie Open the Door) - Xhosa
Singabahambayo (An Army Is Marching) - Zulu
Siyahamba (We Are Marching) - Zulu
Jikel' Emaweni (Throw It in the Slope) - Xhosa
N'kosi Sikelel' I Afrika (Lord Bless Africa) - E.M. Sontonga, Zulu text 


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