1.30 Nkradi

Purchase the number of copies you need for each member of your chorus. Please do not simply purchase one and photocopy. The Amu Score Project supports activities of the Ephraim Amu Foundation in Ghana.

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Historical Background

Nkradi for SATB chorus was composed in November 1933 for the composer’s farewell concert at the Presbyterian Training College in Akropong, and is one of Amu’s secular songs. The text is based on the words of the traditional atumpan (talking drum) expression: Absomaketerɛ nam brɛbrɛ, ɔde brɛbrɛ bɛkɔ de ‘ofiri which translates into English as “the chameleon walks slowly (or patiently), [and] he will arrive safely at his destination.”

Performers: The Dwenesie Singers, Musical Director: Mrs. Dinah Reindorf.

Dwenesie Sings Amu: Dwenesie DSA6001, Ghana. 1977.

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