ON DVD “On with the Show!” #27435

HABARI NZURI
(Good News - Swahili)
by Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse

Positioning:
Mixed voices: men center or top. Descant/trio - stage R.
INTRO Step touch R and L while swinging arms out and in w/lots of elbows. Stop
and drop arms on m8.
MEAS. 9 Facing L, flip R jazz hand over and back from the elbow, repeat. Flip over
and shake up on news. Repeat facing R and using L jazz hand.
MEAS. 17 Swing R arm up to 90° angel out and pull in 2X on mwimbe. Swing L arm up to 90° and hold.
M21: lift both arms up to clasp above and pull down 2X on mwimbe. Open
palms out and hold. Pull arms in 6X (opt. step t underneath). Freeze on m27.
M28: repeat step t w/swinging arms as on intro.
CHORUS
MEAS. 32
Repeat all.
MEAS. 40 Repeat, but fist R and pull in 2X on kubwa. Repeat using L fist. All else same.
MEAS. 55 IF RESTING: lean away and hit thighs w/both palms using half note beat.
IF SINGING: reach R jazz up, hit R thigh, hit L shoulder, hit R thigh. Repeat
w/L, repeat w/both. M61: reach both up, fold arms front. Using quarter notes: fold again, then quick up (hit back of hands together) and down w/hands.
M77: step t as intro but low, then medium, then high.
M83: using piano rhythm, reach both up, fold arms, up, down and explode in
a circle out to 90°.
CHORUS
MEAS.
85
Repeat as before
DESCANT/TRIO - step t moving forward w/swinging arms.
MEAS. 87 Reach both up, hit thighs, cross at shoulders, hit thighs. Repeat 3X.
MEAS. 93 Step t w/swinging arms, lift arms to 90° on m97 and freeze. Lift both and
clasp above on mwimbe.
ALL
MEAS. 101
ALL open and drop both to 90°. Pull in 6X from above on song. Freeze on
m106.
MEAS. 107 On vocal, reach both up, high thighs, cross at shoulders, hit thighs.
MEAS. 111 All step t w/swinging arms R, L, R, L.
M113:

using piano rhythm, reach both up, fold arms, up, down and explode
in a circle out to 90°.

   

SATB, Level 4...21763
3-Part, Level 3...21764
2-Part, Level 2...21765
SoundTrax CD...21766