ON DVD "Showtime!" #27434

CHANGAMANO
(Join Together - Swahili)

by by Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse

Positioning:

Mixed voices: men center or top. Descant/trio - stage R.

INTRO

Using half note beat, lift both arms up above head w/palms facing in (90 bend in elbow), hit shoulders, cross arms and hit shoulders, hit shoulders. Repeat 3X. Repeat once more using offbeat piano LH rhythm.

MEAS. 9

Beckon in w/both palms from R, hit thighs twice, repeat. Beckon in 3X from low to high, hit thighs twice. Repeat all facing L.

MEAS. 20 Reach L across to R w/palm down 2X, reach turning palm down and shimmer it back into L shoulder. On Imbisha, into songbook position w/L up first, adding R, lift palms above head w/fingertips touching, drop w/elbow pushes and knee bends 4X.
MEAS. 28 Reach R across to L w/palm down 2X, reach turning palm down and shimmer it back into R shoulder. On Kipande, into songbook position w/R up first, adding L, open palms out to sides. On belong, step t (opt.) and swing palms around to R (into fists at hip), repeat to L, then 90 arms up, hit, cross, hit (use piano rhythm m36-37).
MEAS. 38 Repeat as before thru beckon 3X to L. M49: step t and swing palms around to R, repeat to L. M51: 90 arms up, hit, cross, hit, then repeat using piano rhythm m53-54.
MEAS. 55 Repeat as before thru m83.
MEAS. 84 LEAD: 90 arms, hit, cross, hit. Repeat. Swing palms R, then L. 90 arms up over head then drop front. Repeat, dropping slowly 7 counts on 2nd ending. COUNTER LINE: Reach R jazz up over head 2X, fist and pull it down 2X. Repeat w/L. Swing palms R, then L. 90 arms up, hit, cross, hit (piano rhythm). Repeat, dropping 90 arms slowly 7 counts on 2nd ending.
CHORUS
MEAS. 97 90 arms up, hit, cross, hit. Repeat. Then up, hit, cross. Swing palms R, then L. Open 90 palms out to sides, overlapping neighbor's palm and freeze. M107: step t to R and L, lifting palms up for 4 meas., dropping for 3 meas. and freeze w/open stance.
DESCANT/TRIO - move forward w/step t while dropping palms on m93.
MEAS. 97 Beckon in w/both palms from R, hit thighs twice, repeat, repeat and hit once. M103: 90 up, hit, cross, hit, up, hit, cross. M107: beckon R and hit thighs twice, repeat, open palms out to side and overlap w/neighbor's palm, freeze on final piano note.
SATB, Level 4...21177
SAB, Level 3...21178
2-Part, Level 2...21179
SoundTrax CD...21180