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Famba Naye (Mixed Voices)

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Voicings: SA/Men & Piano

Accompaniment: Accompanied

Famba Naye is a South-African song, often sung at funerals. The first verse means ‘go with her, father’ (‘baba’ means ‘father’), followed by ‘you are love’, ‘we are sad’ and ‘sing with her’. The optional solo at the beginning of each verse sets up the call-and-response form that is so common in African vocal music. This song works beautifully with or without accompaniment.

This piece is part of the Faber Choral Singles series, offering a selection of beautifully crafted arrangements in a diversity of musical styles. From Broadway, pop and folk to spirituals, gospel and original works, the series is arranged for 3-part choir (soprano, alto and a combined male-voice part) providing flexibility for any choir. Complete with straight-forward piano accompaniments supporting the vocal lines, the Faber Choral Singles series guarantees the perfect repertoire for every occasion – so get exploring and get singing!


Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 057153788X

Item Code: 057153788X

Price: £1.75
Availability:In stock Territory restrictions apply, see Add. Info

Genre(s): World, Choral

Language: Traditional African

Difficulty Level: Easy

Series: Faber Choral Singles

Territories: Item available Worldwide

  • Piano
  • Mixed Voices