This fun and catchy 3 part canon from central Africa is great for:

  • Working with syncopation.
  • Singing in 3 parts.
  • Teaching melodic sequence (as found in the middle of the song - d-r-m; r-m-f; m-f-s).
  • Working with Major tonality.
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Kodály Analysis:

Banaha Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type: 3 Part Canon
Scale: Major CSP: C - D Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l ti d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s m s ; s l s ; s d ; d r m ; m d ; d r d finalis ; d s ; r m f ; m f s ; s f m finalis ; m d high ; d high ti d high ; d high l d high ; d high ti l s finalis ; s d high
Prac: Major


Origin: Congolese Folk Song

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