Funga Alafia

This catchy, happy song from Liberia is great for:

  • Greeting students.
  • A quick action activity.
  • Working with the rhythmic element 'syncopa'.
  • Teaching 'high do'.
  • Singing in 4 part canon!
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Kodály Analysis:

Funga Alafia Theme: Multicultural Games: Action
Partner: Form: Song Type: 4 or more Part Canon
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: C Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m s l d high Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: d high s ; s l s ; s d high ; l s m r d finalis
Prep: , d high
MC: d high
Prac: , d high


Origin: Liberia
Source: My Mini Music Books by David Hooper

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