Good evening and unto Day 3 of Blogmas. I’ll just be doing 12 days due to my work schedule. Maybe if I’m feeling ambitious by the end of the twelve days and I have the time, I may extend it.
For many years I have sung in choirs. So many rehearsals and so many performances. I still remember singing a song about drug awareness with my peers in elementary school. One of the things I loved about choirs throughout grade school and college was singing in languages besides my native tongue. These languages include French, Spanish, Czech, German, Hawaiian, Swahili, Kenyan, Nigerian, and my favorite- Latin. today I’m going to share a couple of those songs with you, all of which are Christmas pieces. I don’t own any of these clips I’m about to share. I’m just copying and pasting the links from YouTube. Hopefully they play.
Gloria Festiva (Latin)
Wana Baraka- Shawn L. Kirchner (Kenyan)
Personet Hodie (Latin)
Ave Maria- Jacques Arcadelt (Latin)
Betelehemu- Olatunji and Wendell P. Whalum, arr. by Barrington Brooks (Nigerian)