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DZIDEFO Africa Choir at Binghamton University

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Dzidefo Africa Choir invites all who like to sing, want to sing, think they can sing and are interested in African songs. Dzidefo is an Ewe word meaning “source of encouragement and inspiration” with the purpose of revitalizing, nourishing and renewing the lives of every human being. The choir will be the first ever Africa choir at Binghamton University. It is a non-audition choir, open to all students, staff and faculty of Binghamton University and the community at large. The repertoire of the choir will include songs from various parts of Africa in different languages and dialects arranged for a choral setting learned by rote (you DO NOT need to know how to read music) and performed from memory. Members will also learn so much about diverse Africa cultures as they learn and perform the songs.

The choir will meet ONCE EVERY FRIDAY beginning Friday, January 31 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.in FA111. It’s a great way to end your week, learning and performing songs full of encouragement to revitalize and renew life. In addition, singing in Dzidefo Africa choir will be beneficiary to students learning languages and music students taking German and Italian diction classes. Dzidefo Africa choir will be directed by Elikem Kwame S. Nyamuame, a visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Theater (Dance) and affiliated faculty in Africana Studies at Binghamton University. Professor Nyamuame is a native of Ghana and he is a multi-talented musician, dancer, choreographer and a scholar with several years of experience as a choir director.

For more information, visit music.binghamton.edu, call (607) 777-2592, or become a fan on Facebook.
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