Composer
TAMUSUZA
Title
Abaafa Luli
Publisher
International Opus
Grade
3
Product Code
33I050001994
Woodwind Quintet

An exciting and unique woodwind quintet based on the traditional African folk music of Uganda. “In this short piece, Tamusuza creates a rich polyrhythmic texture, woven not just by wind instruments but also hand-held maracas and stamping feet. The main theme sounds like a rhythmically energized hymn tune....a mosaic of African and European genres. The climactic ending to Abaafa Luli – rapid and resounding rhythms – served to delight and exhilarate the listener.”

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