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This Is Our Own Land (Yɛn ara asase ni)

This Is Our Own Land (Yɛn ara asase ni)

Product Number: 1.3518

Composer: Amu, Ephraim, Sandler, Felicia A. B.



Originally composed in the Ewe language (May 1929), with the title Amɛwo dzifɛ yigba, Yɛn ara asase ni, this song was later translated into Twi by the composer in June 1931. It was written for school children in Peki, Ghana (the composer’s birthplace) at the request of a teacher for the celebration of Empire Day, hence the “strongly patriotic flavor of the text” as stated by the composer. Dr. Amu chose the text carefully to inspire the children to become good citizens in the future. Written in a mostly homophonic style, the catchy rhythm was intended to arouse the interest of children, but your singers and audiences will be delighted as well! The song is played on the National Television, GTV, and national radio, Unik FM at the close of day every evening. Duration 1:50

Additional Information

SKU (Product number) 1.3518
Composer/Arranger Amu, Ephraim; Sandler, Felicia A. B.
Voicing & Instruments SATB Chorus unaccompanied
Topics (Secular) Multicultural
Difficulty Moderately Easy
Language of Text African
Historical Period 20th Century
Publisher Galaxy Music Corporation

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